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New Rules Approved by Nevada Gaming Commission to Prevent Security Breaches

12-26 2022 casino news

New Rules Approved by Nevada Gaming Commission to Prevent Security Breaches

At the start of next year, Nevada is anticipated to undergo significant changes! The Nevada Gaming Commission approved a change to the rules governing the security of the casinos on Thursday.

A year without violations

Beginning January 1st 2023, all state casinos will be required to protect all parties involved in the operation of the casino, including staff members, patrons, and themselves. The good news is that casinos will now be safe from hackers following a few security breaches that occurred globally.

By the end of the next year, state casinos must create risk assessment strategies in accordance with the regulation. At least yearly updates will be made to the plans. The manner in which operators must notify authorities of any cyberattacks is covered by the modified regulation.

At a meeting on Thursday, the Nevada Resorts Association and the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers unanimously adopted the policy, affecting roughly 400 nonrestricted casino operators in the region. Public hearings for the new regulation were held in the autumn.

Even though many large casinos have built-in data protection that can stop any data breach, resorts nevertheless struggle with a variety of hackers and cybertheft.

The Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, which is now a part of the Virgin Hotels brand, managed to escape a data breach in 2015. Back then, the business warned its consumers to pay attention to any balances on their credit cards for the seven-month period between September 3 and April 2.

The steps are:

Operators of legalized casinos and sportsbooks have a variety of safeguards at their disposal. The regulation gave them the advice to develop "the cybersecurity best practices it deems suitable," but it did not specify what they had to do.

In addition, they stated that after executing the initial risk assessment, each licensee "must continue to monitor and evaluate cybersecurity threats to its business operation on an ongoing basis and shall adjust its cybersecurity best practices and risk assessments as it deems necessary."

The casinos are required to notify the Nevada Gaming Control Board of any cyberattack that results in a data breach within 72 hours. Their justification must detail the causes of the breach, its scope, and the subsequent steps that can be taken to lessen the harm and stop further violations.

Few organization members, according to Virginia Valentine, president of the Nevada Resorts Association, have attended previous meetings where this subject has been discussed. She continued by saying that their suggestions had been incorporated into the revised regulation, but she made no additional remarks.

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers filed a letter to the commission on November 21, according to Daron Dorsey, executive director of his company. They offered eight changes to the text, which were accepted. Most of them dealt with elaborations on already-stated policies.

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