Nevada Gaming Control Provides Guidance On Use Of Slot Machines In Bars
August 18, 2020
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (“Board”) has issued written guidance to gaming licensees regarding the use of slot machines in bars in light of the Governor’s July 10, 2020 Directive 27, closing some bars. The Board explains that slot machines embedded in a bar must remain unavailable for play, but that “stand-alone slot machines may be placed temporarily next to a bar top . . . and played by patrons” and “slot machines in buddy bars may be made available for play.” The Board cautions that placement of slot machines must comply with the Board’s Health and Safety Policies for Resumption of Gaming Operations, that licensees must obtain approval by the Board before changing the placement of slot machines, and that a licensee remains responsible for compliance with all provisions of the Gaming Control Act, the Nevada Gaming Commission Regulations, and any local ordinances.
We encourage all licensees to carefully review the Board’s guidance.
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