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Nevada Gaming Regulators Seek Fines From Three Properties Over Failure To Comply With COVID-19 Mandates

Formal Complaints Were Lodged Against A Pair Of Nevada Casinos And A Bowling Alley With Bar-Area Gambling Machines

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Regulators from the Nevada Gaming Control Board are seeking fines against two casinos in rural Nevada and a bowling alley in Lake Tahoe after repeated complaints of failure to comply with new COVID-19 mandates.

The multiple complaints from other patrons led regulators to visit the properties and see the infractions for themselves. All three complaints included failure to force guests to wear a mask or face covering inside the property.

According to an Associated Press report, NGCB spokesperson said that there are 156 other open investigations into businesses who were reported for not complying with the guidelines. Due to confidentiality rules, Lawton was not able to disclose which properties are being watched without a formal complaint filed.

Public records indicated that formal complaints were filed against C.O.D. Casino in Minden, Hotel Nevada & Gambling Hall in Ely and Bowl Incline in Lake Tahoe.

Along with the mask violations, the Lake Tahoe bowling alley was also keeping its bar area open and the gambling machines embedded in it were still operational. Gov. Steve Sisolak rolled back some of the reopening progress and forced bars to close again on July 10. The owner of the establishment told regulators he was unaware of the recent change.

Sisolak allowed gambling establishments to resume business in the Silver State June 4 following a nearly three-month shutdown that started in mid-March. Since the reopening, the AP states that there have been more than 10,000 inspections completed by regulators to ensure compliance.