Sandoval Releases Agenda for First Meeting of Gaming Policy Committe


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Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY - NV - March 02, 2016

Governor Brian Sandoval today issued the following statement after the release of the agenda for the first meeting of the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee. The first meeting of the committee will take place on March 7, 2016 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Las Vegas City Council Chambers in Las Vegas, Nevada. A full copy of the agenda can be found by clicking here.

Governor Sandoval’s Executive Order reconvening the Gaming Policy Committee spotlights Nevada’s role as the current national and international leader in developing and maintaining the best policies and practices involving the regulation of the gaming industry. The Order also calls for its members to take up issues related to the status of Nevada’s interactive gaming agreement, innovative gaming devices, daily fantasy sports, skill-based games and other innovations in this evolving industry. A copy of the Executive Order can be found here. A list of the members of the committee can be viewed here.

“The focus of the Gaming Policy Committee is to ensure Nevada is proactively pursuing policies that help maintain our state’s status as the international epicenter for gaming entertainment, regulation, and innovation,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.“This first meeting will set the stage for a high-quality discussion about the rich history of Nevada’s most iconic industry and will call attention to the challenges and opportunities the industry faces. I would like to thank the members of the Committee for their commitment to this discussion and look forward to working with all stakeholders to continue to set the pace and standards for the global gaming industry.”

The Gaming Policy Committee was created in 1961 by then-Governor Grant Sawyer. Governor Sandoval reconvened the Committee in 2012 to provide recommendations on how Nevada can best regulate interactive gaming. Prior to Sandoval’s action in 2012, the full group had not met since the 1980s. The objective of the Committee is to gather input from various constituencies, including the public, on gaming policy issues, for possible future consideration by Nevada’s Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission, as appropriate. Legislative recommendations may also emerge from the Committee’s work.

According to state law, the Governor may call meetings of the Gaming Policy Committee for the exclusive purpose of discussing gaming policy. Any recommendations concerning gaming policy made by the Committee are advisory. The Committee and its predecessor, the Gaming Policy Board, provide a forum for the Governor, the gaming regulators, the gaming industry and the public to discuss gaming policy in the State of Nevada.

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