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  1. Ron Strider

    Marijuana In Casinos? Nevada Gaming Policy Committee To Review Position

    On Wednesday, the 12-member panel will begin reviewing whether the state’s casino industry can find a way to coexist with recreational and medicinal cannabis businesses. The odds are seemingly very long of that actually happening, but nonetheless, the committee is moving forward with a review...
  2. Ron Strider

    NV: Gaming Policy Panel To Look At Recreational Marijuana

    The state Gaming Policy Committee is going to pot this week as top gaming policymakers, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, will discuss whether there's a possible point of entry for recreational marijuana among Nevada's tourism assets. It's going to be a tough sell, given Nevada regulators'...
  3. Ron Strider

    Nevada Casinos May Cash In On Marijuana, If Allowed

    Nevada's gaming industry might be cashing in on marijuana despite the industry's concerns. Governor Brian Sandoval announced Wednesday morning that he signed an executive order directing the state's Gaming Policy Committee to discuss and recommend policy on how casinos should work with...
  4. Ron Strider

    Nevada Regulators Reaffirm Wall Between Casinos, Marijuana

    Nevada's gambling regulators are grappling with how to deal with the state's latest legal vice – recreational marijuana– and they've made it clear that pot doesn't belong in casinos. In the first of a series of policy discussions on Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Commission reiterated that as...
  5. Ron Strider

    Nevada Gaming Commission To Hash Over Weed And Casinos

    Nevada's legalization of recreational marijuana has made life easier for users but more difficult for gaming companies, something the Nevada Gaming Commission hopes to address in a special meeting on Thursday. Legalized weed presents a number of problems for the gaming industry: Using and...
  6. Ron Strider

    NV: Marijuana Sparks Questions For Casino Operators

    When recreational marijuana stores opened in July, thousands took advantage of its legalization. And that created confusion in the gaming industry. Let's start with a few basic premises. The Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission are vested with exceedingly broad discretion...
  7. Ron Strider

    Colorado Casino Exec Provides Nevada Regulators Perfect Answer On Recreational Pot

    Marijuana isn't all fun and games in the eyes of the Nevada Gaming Commission. Though Nevada voters legalized recreational pot in last fall's November election, the five-member regulatory panel has publicly warned gaming companies to continue treating the drug as an illegal substance. With...
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    Will Marijuana Be A Bigger, Better Industry For Native Americans Than Casinos?

    Native American tribes are looking toward cannabis as their next big industry now that the green rush is here to stay. California company CannaNative is partnering or consulting with hundreds of tribes across Indian Country, including the Navajo Nation - the largest federally recognized tribe -...
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    NV: Prohibition Of Pot Use In Hotel-Casinos Likely To Continue After Question 2

    Even after Question 2's passage last week, casinos will likely avoid dealing with the marijuana industry and continue to prohibit guests from using pot on their properties, if the discussions of Nevada's gaming regulators today are any indication. Both the Nevada Gaming Control Board and...
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    NV: Recreational Marijuana Will Bring New Regulatory Challenges To Gaming Licensees

    As Nevada voters are bombarded with messaging both for and against the legalization of recreational marijuana leading up to the vote on "Question 2" on the November state ballot, Nevada's gaming industry watches with what we imagine must be a mix of interest and trepidation. On the one hand...