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Come Thursday Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall Could Finally Receive Gaming License

This week is set to bring a game-changing decision to the state of Nevada as one developer would apply for a non-restricted gaming license in front of the authorities. Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall located in Laughlin has announced its plans to apply for gaming permit before the Nevada Gaming Commission this Thursday and potentially bring casino gambling to its premises in order to make the venue even more appealing to customers and complement its existing hospitality and dining offerings.

Ever since the beginning of this month, the gaming commission overseeing Nevada’s casino field has been indicating increased activity in relation to the well-known gambling location located in Laughlin. The new owners of the venue, The New Pioneer LLC are willing to explore the field and what it has on offer with the help of an all-encompassing gambling licensing. Intrepid Gaming LLC led by its Chief Executive Officer Jon David Berkley has filed in its application for licensing at the beginning of August, moving forward legal matters in a timely manner.

Back then Mr. Berkley appeared before the authority making known the developer’s intentions and receiving further instructions as to what to do next. For starters, Intrepid Pioneer had to receive a conditional approval of its non-restricted gaming permit, providing it with a green light for operation of gaming devices on the premises of the gambling venue.

The operator had to also receive the obligatory permit for bagging a percentage of the gaming revenue generated from the venue’s race book and sports book. Brandywide Bookmaking LLC is the operator providing them on the premises of Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall.

In order to be granted the official permission to provide customers with its gambling offerings and to return the location to its previous status, the NGCB has appointed several mandatory requirements which would have to be fulfilled. The Audit Division of the regulator would have to extensively review all attestation letters in relation to the internal control system of the company. Throughout the venue there should be many “eye in the sky” surveillance cameras installed and later approved by the NGCB Enforcement Division, providing an utmost level of security to the facility.

Gambling Might Return to Emblematic Las Vegas Venue

When it comes to the operation of gaming devices on the premises of the Pioneer, the manufacturer’s permit had to allow modification of the devices to an extent which does not affect their manner of operation. Once all requirements were met, the next step was for the application to be reviewed by the Nevada Gaming Commission. According to the official schedule of the regulator, 23rd August is set to witness the official hearing of Pioneer’s application, scheduled to commence at 10 a.m. The authority is expected to inspect the matter and give its final nod, which would mean that gambling is allowed to commence on site.

It could be recalled that 30th April witnessed the official sale of the gaming and hospitality location to its new owner The New Pioneer LLC. Staff members working at the venue received notice that they have the chance to re-apply for their positions under the new management once it commences. This was the only way they could claim their spot back in the staff of Pioneer and considered for further employment at the venue. Back in 2016, a deal was inked by Archon Corporation managing the venue which led to the property sale for some $11 million.

Ever since this May, the location has been managing its hotel and restaurant offerings, in anticipation of an approval which to diversify its offerings. Chances are that the regulator would give green light to gaming operation on site and this would happen just in time for Labor Day celebrations and the official start of the 2018 NLF season. While the operator anticipated the official decision of the authorities, job offers appeared seeking to hire people for positions to the liking of cage cashier, audit clerk, slot floor change and player’s club representative.

This shows the confidence of the developer willing to work in advance and be prepared for potential gaming approval being given. Carrying the spirit of vintage Las Vegas properties with its neon sign resembling a cowboy, this venue has the potential to bring more to the region even if renovations take place, as it has been previously mentioned by the operator.

 Author: Harrison Young

Harrison Young is an experienced writer, who started his career almost 8 years ago. Prior to joining our team at CasinoGamesPro, he worked as an editor for a small magazine.