A car smashed through the entrance of the Circus Circus hotel-casino and crashed into a blackjack table, injuring 24 people, one seriously.

The car was stopped by a pillar, 70 feet inside the building."It appears that the incident is accidental in nature and no criminal intent or conduct is evident at this point," police Sgt. Andy Kachurak said. The accident occurred late Sunday afternoon.

Police had no immediate estimate of damage to the building or details about the accident's cause.