Nevada Gaming Control Board chair enacts a rule change to quicken equipment approval process

Nevada Gaming Control Board chair enacts a rule change to quicken equipment approval process

Article brief provided by The Nevada Independent
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent
September 6, 2023 8:40 PM

Five months after state gaming authorities identified more than a dozen outdated regulations, gaming officials are scheduled to wipe the various requirements off the books later this month.

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However, Gaming Control Board Chairman Kirk Hendrick isn’t waiting to eliminate one such regulatory hurdle.

In a notice that took effect on Aug. 22, Hendrick said certain new gaming devices or modifications to existing equipment will no longer require a field trial in a Nevada casino as long as another state’s gaming regulatory agency has signed off on the equipment.

Under the rule change, the board chairman has the sole authority to determine if a field test is needed.