NGCB Reports New Wave Of Violations

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has issued the latest report on ongoing health and safety non-compliance cases across the country, with the regulator reporting a new wave of violations.

The compliance division has reported since 1 August 2020 that it has performed additional 1,795 statewide inspections and evaluations of unregulated and restricted licensees.

To date, the board has opened 189 state-wide regulatory cases relating to failure to comply with its health and safety policies and has lodged seven formal complaints with the Nevada Gaming Commission against licensees.

Formal concerns presented include the absence of face coverings from customers at tables sports, non-clothing staff, or excessive clothing, face coverings and top slot machines in-service bars.

Sandra Douglass Morgan, chairwoman of the NGCB said: “As we approach Labor Day weekend, it is imperative that gaming establishments adhere to each aspect of the Board’s Health and Safety Policies.

“It is incumbent on every gaming operator to remind employees and customers to properly wear face coverings and to comply with occupancy limits and social distancing protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

According to the Declaration of Emergency Directive 021 issued by Governor Steve Sisolak on 28 May 2020 authorising the resumption of gaming operations from 4 June 2020, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has adopted and enforced its health and safety policies for reopening after temporary closure.

The Board performed over 10,135 statewide inspections and findings in the months of June and July, and has opened 156 enforcement proceedings against gaming establishments since reopening began, filing three formal complaints with the Nevada Gaming Commission against licensees.