In mid-May, the Nevada Gaming Commission adopted regulatory amendments that permit both the Commission and the Nevada Gaming Control Board to give electronic notice of their actions through their websites. Before the regulatory change, both agencies had to use newspapers to give formal notice of their actions.
This new policy should open the door to greater use of electronic filing of license applications and other regulatory submissions by private citizens and entities, and licensees should press for that policy. The need for such electronic filing was highlighted by the AGA’s white paper on regulatory reform last fall, Improving Gaming Regulation: 10 Recommendations for Streamlining Processes While Maintaining Integrity. Maryland gaming regulators already have authorized electronic filing by gaming licensees, while regulators Pennsylvania and Colorado accept electronic filing of some applications and reports.