English Speaking Employees Ordered for Slots
As reported by the Reno-Gazette Journal: "Businesses that have gambling licenses in Nevada should have an English-speaking employee working whenever slot machines are available to the public, state regulators said Thursday. "The Gaming Control Board required the owner of a small Reno bar to have someone proficient in English on the premises before allowing a slot-route operator to run five machines in the bar. The Nevada Gaming Commission will have the final word on the license later this month. ".Some American Civil Liberties Union officials said the Control Board decision sets a bad policy against the state's rapidly growing Hispanic population. It is questionable whether the condition could be challenged, they said. ".The owner of Cantina El Jaripeo on Fourth Street, 41-year-old Rodolfo Martinez, speaks limited English. He brought his bilingual manager, 37-year-old Angel De La Torre, and regulators questioned the two over De La Torre's hours. The bar is open from 3 p.m. to midnight, but De La Torre said he arrives at 3:30 p.m. or later after a shift at a local restaurant, leaves at 11:45 p.m., and only works six days a week."