NGCB Carries Opens 156 Regulatory Cases Against Establishments

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has carried out more than 10,135 statewide inspections and observations, and has opened 156 regulatory cases against gaming establishments since reopening began.

The update from the casino regulator comes after the mandatory implementation of health and safety policies for reopening pursuant to the directive issued in May by Governor Steve Sisolak, with gaming operations allowed to restart after more than two months of closure from June 4.

James Taylor, chief of enforcement at the NGCB said: “The Board has continued to work around the clock with its partners at other state agencies and local jurisdictions to achieve its statewide mission of protecting the health and welfare of the general public at licensed gaming establishments by enforcing its health and safety policies, as well as the emergency directives issued by the office of the governor.”

For those 156 regulatory cases which the authority has received, the board reports that it has lodged three formal charges with the Nevada Gaming Commission against licensees.

For none of those located in the Southern Nevada area, formal concerns raised involve accessible slot machines following a regulation imposed by Sisolak imposing additional limitations on some firms and failing to meet compulsory face covering standards.

Sandra Douglass Morgan, chairwoman of the NGCB added: “The Gaming Control Board has never shied away from its duty to strictly regulate licensed gaming, and the same is true for the enforcement of Governor Sisolak’s emergency directives and the board’s health and safety policies.

“The Board will present cases to the Nevada Gaming Commission against licensees to ensure that public health and safety remains a priority for the gaming industry.”