Nevada casinos may cash in on marijuana, if allowed

The tour of Mynt was a part of the Reno Gazette-Journal's Know Your City series. Mark Robison/RGJ

Each Atlantic City casino will be able to offer Las Vegas-style sports betting if the U.S. Supreme Court sides with New Jersey in 2018.(Photo: Chris Pedota/

Nevada's gaming industry might be cashing in on marijuana despite the industry's concerns.

Governor Brian Sandoval announced Wednesday morning that he signed an executive order directing the state's Gaming Policy Committee to discuss and recommend policy on how casinos should work with marijuana businesses.

“Gaming regulators have been clear on the prohibition of marijuana consumption on licensed gaming properties, but there are additional policy considerations such as industry events and business relationships that should be contemplated,” Sandoval said.

The 12-member committee, which Sandoval is a member of, will discuss whether gaming establishments can exchange money with marijuana businesses and whether they can host events that promote the sale, cultivation or...

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