Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 4:18 p.m.
CARSON CITY — The state Gaming Control Board has approved the first center in Nevada for casinos to safely store their technology and other data.
Switch Communications Group gained registration Thursday as a “hosting center” in Clark County.
Board Chairman A. G. Burnett said agents inspected the site and determined it meets the standards set out by law. The Legislature allowed the board to register hosting centers and persons associated with them.
The facility will keep the information and computer systems of casinos secure from such things as earthquakes and break-ins. It has military-trained, 24-hour armed security.
Switch Communications was co-founded by Rob Roy, chairman of the privately held technology company. It has several data centers in the Las Vegas Valley
“In keeping with our long history of being the gold standard in gaming regulation, I am pleased to approve Switch’s application as the first hosting center in Nevada,” Burnett said.