Marijuana isn’t all fun and games in the eyes of the Nevada Gaming Commission. The five-member regulatory panel has publicly warned gaming companies to continue treating the drug as an illegal substance though Nevada voters legalized recreational pot in last fall’s November election.
Nevada gaming officials state any casino within the state that invests in a business related to marijuana is placing their gaming permit at risk.
Using the first sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada scheduled to begin July 1, the Gaming Commission reiterated its anti-pot position during a licensing hearing this week in Las Las vegas.
Jacobs Entertainment was before the Commission to receive authorization to operate the Sands Regency Casino Hotel in Reno. Jacobs purchased the property from Truckee Gaming late last 12 months.
The Gaming Commission unanimously authorized Jacobs’ application, but not before Chairman Tony Alamo asked a representative for the company based in Golden, Colorado, about its marijuana policies.
‘Marijuana is unlawful federally,’ Jacobs Entertainment Executive VP Stanley Politano answered, in accordance with a study in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. ‘However, we have employees that will legally eat this stuff we treat alcohol so we treat marijuana very similarly to the way. If we have an event, we test for it and, just like alcohol, if there’s some problem, they’ll be disciplined accord Continue reading “Colorado Casino Exec Provides Nevada Regulators Perfect Answer on Recreational Pot”