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Nevada Gaming Control Board files complaint against Sahara Las Vegas

Posted at 6:56 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 10:06:25-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada Gaming Control Board has filed a complaint against the Sahara Las Vegas.

The Gaming Control Board complaint says the property failed to comply with social distancing requirements in accordance with Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s emergency health and safety orders.

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The resort hosted a lunch event in July with more than the allowed 50 participants and reportedly failed to enforce social distancing requirements at table games and slot machines in June.

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Sahara officials said they acknowledged and corrected the conditions mentioned in the complaint. A spokesperson also released the following statement on Wednesday:

"We take our duties as a licensed gaming operator very seriously and work continuously to adhere to the health and safety standards set forth by the Governor and Nevada Gaming Commission. As stated in the Nevada Gaming Control Board filing, we acknowledged and immediately corrected conditions related to State-mandated social distancing protocols inside the resort identified shortly after reopening in June. Prior to that, we worked with health experts to develop our own stringent health and sanitation protocols through our SAHARA Cares program. We routinely review these protocols with team members to ensure compliance across the resort. Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our guests and team members and we will continue to work cooperatively with government agencies to ensure we meet these high standards."

Representatives with the Sahara did not immediately say if the property plans to challenge the complaint when heard by the Nevada Gaming Commission. The Sahara could face disciplinary action for the reported violations.