The National Gaming Commission approves Sightline’s proposal to modify gaming regulations

The National Gaming Commission approves Sightline’s proposal to modify gaming regulations

The Nevada Gaming Commission has granted Sightline Payments’ petition to alter Nevada’s gaming regulations. Following the approval, Nevada casino guests will now be able to create, verify, and fund their cashless wagering accounts remotely. Sightline will now be able to implement digital identity verification on behalf of its Nevada operator partners.

Sightline introduces tweak in gaming regulations 

Following the opening of cashless gaming at Boyd Gaming’s Aliante Casino in North Las Vegas and Resorts World Las Vegas in September 2021, Sightline resubmitted its petition to amend Nevada Regulation 5.225. Nevada casino guests can now open wagering accounts and verify their identification electronically by downloading a government-issued document. Prior to this law change, clients using cashless gaming in Nevada casinos were required to physically verify their identity with a staff member, which Sightline argued led to delays and a bad consumer experience.

This move will affect solely the formation of casino wagering accounts and will have no effect on how sports betting accounts are currently created in the Silver State. After holding two workshops in November and December 2021, the Nevada Gaming Control Board unanimously voted to recommend remote identity verification for wagering accounts change to the Nevada Gaming Commission.

Quotes from the Press Release

“We are extremely appreciative of the Nevada Gaming Commission’s unanimous support for this regulatory amendment allowing remote identity verification for wagering accounts in Nevada,” stated Omer Sattar, co-CEO of Sightline Payments.

“Continuous innovation is crucial to Nevada’s continued leadership in gaming, which we could not accomplish without the backing of our regulators.

“I’d want to express my gratitude to all members of the Nevada Gaming Commission and Nevada Gaming Control Board for their efforts, but especially to Gaming Control Board member Phil Katsaros, who spearheaded this move.”

“This transition to allow for digital identity verification for wagering accounts enables Nevada’s gaming business to adopt best practices from the financial services industry to better client security and experience,” said Jennifer Carleton, Sightline’s chief legal officer.

“Nevada’s new regulation is consistent with federal advice, allowing for both novel methods of verification, such as knowledge-based authentication, and classic documented measures, such as a customer’s driver’s license or passport.

“We look forward to collaborating with regulators across the country to pursue comparable regulatory innovation.”

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