Sightline Payments’ petition to change Nevada’s gaming regulations has been approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission, meaning casino visitors in-state will now be able to create, verify, and fund their cashless wagering accounts remotely.
The new regulation means the Silver State’s cashless gaming casino customers can now create their wagering account and verify their identity remotely by uploading a government document. Previously, they had to physically verify their identity with a staff member, resulting in delays and a suboptimal consumer experience.
“We are grateful to the Nevada Gaming Commission for their unanimous support of this regulatory change allowing remote identity verification for wagering accounts in Nevada,” commented Omer Sattar, Co-CEO of Sightline Payments.
“Continuous innovation is critical to ensure Nevada remains at the forefront of gaming, and we could not do that without the support of our regulators. I would like to thank all the members of the Nevada Gaming Commission and Nevada Gaming Control Board for their efforts, and I would like to specifically thank Gaming Control Board Member Phil Katsaros, who was a champion of this change.”
The change only impacts the creation of casino wagering accounts in Nevada and will not affect current practices for creating sports betting accounts.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board unanimously voted to recommend the remote identity verification for wagering accounts change to the Nevada Gaming Commission after holding two workshops in November and December 2021.
Jennifer Carleton, Sightline’s Chief Legal Officer, added: “This shift to allow for digital identity verification for wagering accounts allows Nevada’s gaming industry to leverage the best practices from across the financial services industry to enhance customer security and the customer experience.
“Nevada’s new regulation is in line with federal guidance permitting both new verification methods including knowledge-based authentication, as well as traditional documentary measures such as a customer’s driver’s license or passport. We look forward to working with regulators in gaming jurisdictions across the country to advance similar regulatory innovation.”
In December, Sightline confirmed that IGT will deploy its proprietary mobile loyalty platform, JOINGO, as the preferred mobile app solution for casino operators leveraging IGT casino management technology.