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Nevada Gaming Control Board Issues Gaming Technology Approval Guidelines
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Earlier this week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (“Board”) released a notice to licensees encouraging the introduction and use of new and innovative technology into the gaming industry in Nevada. To achieve this objective, the Board released guidelines to expedite the evaluation of gaming technology, effective July 1, 2024. The guidelines do not modify or amend any regulation adopted by the Nevada Gaming Commission (“NGC”), rather they are meant to incorporate the processes the Board intends to follow within the existing parameters of the NGC regulations.

The Board’s evaluation of gaming technology may now include a physical inspection and/or a field test period. However, the Board will rely, to the fullest extent possible, on the certification results of a registered Independent Testing Laboratory during the evaluation process. Similar to the Board’s ACES Initiative, which we previously analyzed (and can be viewed here), these guidelines serve as another example of the Board’s continuing efforts to make Nevada more accessible to innovation. You can view the Board’s full Gaming Technology Approval Guidelines Notice to Licensees here.

As the guidelines take effect on July 1st, stakeholders in the gaming industry should stay informed and prepared to adapt to these new processes. By streamlining the evaluation process and leveraging the expertise of Independent Testing Laboratories, the Board is paving the way for new technologies to be integrated more swiftly and efficiently. This move not only enhances Nevada's reputation as a hub for gaming innovation but also ensures that technological advancements can be adopted within a robust regulatory framework.

If you have any questions regarding this blog, please contact authors Karl Rutledge at, Glenn Light at, or Salma Granich at

Our nationally recognized gaming lawyers bring the necessary innovative approach to an ever-changing gaming industry. Karl F. Rutledge and Glenn J. Light were named Trailblazers in the sports/ gaming/ entertainment law by the National Law Journal 2022, as well as consistently being ranked in Chambers USA, Gaming & Licensing, Nationwide, 2019-2023. Salma G. Granich is an associate in the commercial gaming practice group and has been recognized as one of the Top Rank Attorneys by Nevada Business Magazine, 2023.

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  • Glenn J. Light

    Glenn provides practical solutions to his clients’ problems, and understands the importance of hard work and diligence to meet their business goals.

    Glenn Light is a Partner and Chair of the firm's Gaming Industry Group. He provides counsel on nearly every aspect of commercial gaming ...

  • Karl F. Rutledge

    Karl is known for his dedication and unmatched industry knowledge. His experience helps clients take full advantage of the opportunities in an evolving market.

    Karl Rutledge is the former chair of the Commercial Gaming Group and current managing partner of the firm’s Nevada offices. He ...

  • Salma G. Granich

    Salma Granich is an associate in the firm's Regulatory and Government Practice Group. Salma’s background includes legal research and writing on commercial and interactive gaming. Salma has experience assisting clients with regulatory matters relating to gaming operations. She has ...

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