The Nevada legislative session for 2015 is off and running. For the gaming industry, Senate Bill 38 has already made an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but no action taken yet. S.B. 38 proposes to require manufacturers of associated equipment to undergo full licensing by the Nevada Gaming Commission, rather than the current, less-stringent registration process.

Associated equipment is defined by Nevada gaming law as “[a]ny equipment or mechanical, electromechanical or electronic contrivance, component or machine used remotely or directly in connection with gaming or mobile gaming, any game, race book or sports pool that would not otherwise be classified as a gaming device, including dice, playing cards, links which connect to progressive slot machines, equipment which affects the proper reporting of gross revenue, computerized systems of betting at a race book or sports pool, computerized systems for monitoring slot machines and devices for weighing or counting money” or “[a] computerized system for recordation of sales for use in an area subject to the [live entertainment] tax.”

The bill will be an interesting one to watch.