Nevada casinos aren’t holding up their end of the bargain as action resumes
Nevada gaming regulators have uncovered multiple violations of health policies put in place due to COVID-19
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has been busy lately, processing the 156 regulatory cases for several gambling venues spread across the state. These cases stem from casinos not holding up their end of the bargain and running operations without following the established health and safety protocols to stop the coronavirus from spreading. Based on a recent news report, NGCB has conducted at least 10,135 inspections and observations statewide, and three of those cases were filed as formal complaints against the casinos’ licenses with the State Gaming Commission.
Those venues that are not complying and now are at risk of getting their licenses revoked are C.O.D. Casino in Minden, Bowl Incline in Incline Village and Hotel Nevada & Gambling Hall in Ely. “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,” said chief enforcement officer James Taylor in a press release.
The NGCB has been working hard on enforcing the new protocols since June 4 when Governor Steve Sisolak gave the green light to resume gambling operations. “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,” said Chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan. Right now, the most pressing matter is to keep public health and safety as a priority, according to Morgan.