The Nevada Gaming Commission has approved additional changes to various regulations this past week, and while very well intended, ultimately just added to the existing pile of “gotcha” rules.
Both the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Commission have broad latitude to decide when to enforce gaming regulations and when not to, as well as the level of penalties, if any, for those gaming operations found in violation or have staff that have been found violating regulations without the knowledge of the gaming operator.
The two principle changes were adding drugs to the existing regulations against allowing casino patrons to gamble while drunk, and adding wagers by team coaches and players to suspicious wagering reporting regulations.
Like many other regulations though, the real burden of these new regulations will be put on front line employees who are generally reliant on tips to make their living. With that in mind, let’s look at the operational realities starting with the requirement to make suspicious activity reports on wagers by coaches and athletes.
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