The Nevada Gaming Control Board has provided the latest update to ongoing health and safety non-compliance cases across the region, with a new wave of violations confirmed by the regulator.
Since August 1, 2020, the enforcement division has confirmed that it has conducted an additional 1,795 inspections and observations of non-restricted and restricted licensees statewide.
To date, the board has opened 189 regulatory cases statewide, relating to non-compliance with its health and safety policies, filing seven formal complaints against licensees with the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Formal complaints raised include an absence of face coverings by patrons at tables games, employees not wearing, or improperly wearing, face coverings and in-service bar top slot machines.
“As we approach Labor Day weekend, it is imperative that gaming establishments adhere to each aspect of the Board’s Health and Safety Policies.” said Sandra Douglass Morgan, chairwoman of the NGCB.
“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.”
Pursuant to Governor Steve Sisolak’s Declaration of Emergency Directive 021 issued on May 28, 2020, authorising the resumption of gaming operations from June 4, 2020, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has implemented and enforced its health and safety policies for reopening after temporary closure.
In the months of June and July, the Board conducted over 10,135 inspections and observations statewide and opened 156 regulatory cases against gaming establishments since reopening commenced, filing three formal complaints against licensees with the Nevada Gaming Commission.