Updated July 28, 2020 - 5:44 pm
With the coronavirus still raging in Nevada, state casino regulators have opened more than 150 cases over noncompliance with health and safety policies, officials said Tuesday.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board said it has conducted more than 10,135 inspections and observations to enforce health and safety rules amid the public health crisis. Among its 156 investigations, the board has filed three formal complaints.
It did not disclose the targets of its open cases but posted copies of the complaints online. None involved properties in Southern Nevada.
The complaints included allegations that patrons did not wear face coverings or wore them improperly while playing slot machines.
The control board will present cases to the Nevada Gaming Commission “to ensure that public health and safety remains a priority for the gaming industry,” control board Chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan said in a news release.
Nevada’s casinos were allowed to reopen June 4, more than two months after Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered them and other businesses closed to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.