Marijuana isn’t all enjoyable and games within 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 within the state that invests in a small business related to marijuana is putting their gaming license in danger.
This week in Las Vegas with 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.
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 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 marijuana policies.
‘Marijuana is unlawful federally,’ Jacobs Entertainment Executive VP Stanley Politano answered, according to a written report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. ‘However, we have employees that may lawfully eat this stuff so we treat marijuana very much like the way in which we treat alcohol. Whenever we have an incident, we test for this and, exactly like alcohol, if ther