For years gamblers have been able to swipe casino-issued cards at slot machines. The cards record how much they play. They have gotten credit for that play to use at retail stores but only inside the casino. Now, gamblers can get pre-paid credit cards to swipe at slot machines and use the cards outside the casino for retail purchases.
A company called Sightline Payments won approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board after two years of development. Company president Harry Hagerty says along with the Nevada approval, a California tribe is also on board.
“And in fact one of the larger casinos in Southern California has already approved it and we expect to be fully live and functioning sometime in the late first half of this year,” Hagert says.
Hagerty wouldn’t say which tribe has approved the cards, but he says the new regulations in Nevada are more significant because they paves the way for approval in other states.
Nevada’s first hotel for bees is open and ready for customers. Unlike a bee hive, this structure is for solitary bees, and its real purpose is to educate children.
The Reno City Council voted to hire an engineering firm to oversee the Virginia Street Bridge Replacement Project.
The University of Nevada, Reno needs 20 percent more resident housing than it has now.
For the first time homeless people in Reno are getting free eye care at an annual services event.
In Reno a new tax credit program for the State of Nevada is making the first investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in low-income areas.