American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller has issued a statement supporting the Nevada Legislature‘s passage of Senate Bill 4 which revises provisions relating to public health.
He noted: “The AGA and our members applaud the bipartisan effort by the Nevada Legislature and Governor Sisolak to protect all businesses by limiting exposure to potential COVID-related lawsuits. This allows our members to focus on what’s most needed right now: sustained economic and community recovery.”
Miller added that as the gaming industry responsibly reopens across the country, it continues to adapt in” incredible ways” to protect the health and safety of workers and customers. “Gaming properties, led by our deep-rooted culture of compliance, continue to follow, and often exceed, government reopening guidelines nationwide,” he said.
The CEO also welcomed the legal safeguards inherent in the bill, saying: “While we have worked diligently to safely reopen our doors and welcome our team members back to work, we remain concerned that already-suffering gaming businesses will be forced to defend against an onslaught of frivolous lawsuits.
“Capacity restrictions and significant safety expenditures are already taking their toll. This bill helps to mitigate the costs of burdensome litigation that will ultimately affect state and local taxes and jobs.”
Emphasizing the importance of the bill and the protections it offers, he stated: “It is incumbent upon Congress and the administration to follow Nevada’s leadership and enact timely, targeted, and temporary liability relief provisions to safeguard responsible actors against frivolous lawsuits. This protection is essential for businesses to continue to contribute to a safe and effective economic recovery from the pandemic.”