The Nevada Gaming Control Board has issued a memorandum
outlining the procedures licensees must follow as they move to re-open for business.
The six-page memo signed by board member Terry Johnson says
the procedure will begin with a re-opening plan submitted to the control
board’s Audit Division for Group 1 licensees and to the Tax and License
Division for Group 2 licensees at least seven days before the planned re-opening.
It instructs licensees both large and small to also send a copy to the
The memo recognizes how complex it will be to re-open some
of the larger operations such as Las Vegas Strip resorts and large slot route
companies, giving licensees up to 30 extra days in some cases to meet
Licensees must provide control board agents with a contact person including a cellphone number.
In addition, the memo calls for the re-opening date and time
and, if the re-opening process is phased in at larger operations, specific
dates and times for each area.
The big issue is the money on hand in gaming operations so
licensees must provide a schedule for replenishment of funds including cash,
chips and tokens in all areas from machine hoppers to the cage and table game
trays. Casino licensees are required to have a certain amount of cash and other
funds depending on their size, the number of machines and tables at the
location. But the memo says the “cash on hand” bankroll requirements are waived
for seven days after the governor allows licensees to resume business.
Gaming control agents are normally there for procedures
If the mandatory closure goes part dates when quarterly or
semi-annual filings were required, the memo says licensees will get a break,
extending the deadlines for those filings by 30 days after the governor
It orders licensees to account for and pay liabilities
including any payments owed to patrons such as winning sports book tickets.
Revenue reporting requirements are also extended for 30 days after the governor allows casinos to reopen.
If the closure prevented a licensee’s ability to perform certain procedures, the memo says violations will not be cited but administratively waived.
Finally, new or different machines must be approved along
with any changes in surveillance equipment.