Deciding to evade a potential major regulatory hurdle, Galaxy Gaming Inc. has opted to take back its application for a license to develop and distribute new games in Nevada.
On Thursday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the Nevada Gaming Control Board agreed to refer Galaxy Gaming’s licensing request back to the company.
Galaxy Gaming, which develops, manufactures and distributes casino table games and enhanced casino systems, is due to appear before the Nevada Gaming Commission on July 27, when the panel is set to decide whether to issue a license that “would enable Galaxy to develop and distribute new games in Nevada,” according to the report.
The commission has the option whether to concur with the board, overturn its decision or make it “the first case ever to be subject to a new law that enables the commission to reject but not deny licensing,” which, according to the news outlet, means that Galaxy Gaming may continue to operate in the state but will be unable to roll out new games.
Opting not to take a risk, the company decided to withdraw and return for another consideration in the future—or when Galaxy Gaming wins its appeal for the California Gambling Control Commission to reconsider its 2013 decision.
According to Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Richard Velotta, it took the Nevada Gaming Control Board two days of “peppering” Galaxy Gaming Chairman and President Robert Saucier before they reached the decision to approve the company’s request to withdraw its application.
Despite not being a newcomer in the Nevada scene, regulators in the states of California, Oregon and Washington remain skeptical of Saucier, who have been embroiled in several cases over the years. In California, regulators ruled that Saucier was not suitable to do business with the state’s tribal casinos. The Galaxy Gaming executive was also a subject of a state police inquiry in Oregon over a licensing application.