U.S. Casinos Warn That They Are Not Marijuana Friendly

A top Nevada gaming regulator has called for further study into the potential impacts of recreational marijuana use on questions of responsible gaming, as the state’s casino industry grapples with the legal and policy ramifications of the newly-legalized substance.

Terry Johnson, a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, said his agency has requested that the Nevada Gaming Commission begin discussing and developing policy guidance for casino operators regarding marijuana use by patrons.

Specifically, questions that need to be resolved include determining the level at which a person impaired by marijuana should be restrained from continuing to gamble and what level of responsibility operators bear in monitoring player behavior in this regard.

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