Marijuana isn’t all fun and games into the optical 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 into the state that invests in a business related to marijuana is putting their gaming license at risk.
With all the first sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada scheduled to begin July 1, the Gaming Commission reiterated its anti-pot place throughout a licensing hearing this week in Las Vegas.
Jacobs Entertainment was before the Commission to receive authorization to operate the Sands Regency Casino Hotel in Reno. Jacobs purchased the home from Truckee Gaming year that is late last.
The Gaming Commission unanimously approved Jacobs’ application, but not before Chairman Tony Alamo asked a representative for the company based in Golden, Colorado, about its cannabis policies.
‘Marijuana is unlawful federally,’ Jacobs Entertainment Executive VP Stanley Politano answered, in accordance with a report in the nevada Review-Journal. ‘However, we have employees that may legally eat this stuff so we treat marijuana very similarly to the way we treat alcohol. If we have an event, we test for this and, just like alcohol, if there’s some problem, they’ll be disciplined a