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About Nevada Gaming
Nevada has been synonymous with gambling since the first gaming license was issued in 1931 for $1,410. The original license was only good for three months, but eventually, Mayme Stocker and J.H. Morgan opened their Las Vegas Casino in 1936. There was also an earlier period of legal gambling in the state between 1869 and 1910 with most of the action occurring in rough and tumble mining towns like Virginia City and Ely among many others. Table games and poker ruled the day back then. Slot machines weren't invented until 1895 and it took them a while to make their way from San Fransisco to the saloons and gambling halls in Nevada.
As of January 1, 2016, there were 335 casinos operating in Nevada with table games and/or more than 15 machines - only 47 of them are located in the area of the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas Strip casinos held the world record for gross gaming revenue (GGR) until Macau took the lead in 2006.
In FY2015 (which ended June 30, 2015) Las Vegas Strip casinos produced $5.84 billion dollars in GGR on total casino revenues of $16.74b. Las Vegas visitors are only spending about 1/3 of their casino money on gambling. The combined GGR for the 271 casinos in the entire state with $1 million or more in revenue each was $10.62b for FY2015.
By the end of FY2016 GGR for games and tables across the entire state was $4.04b with $3.21b of that action occurring on the Strip. Players left $3.075b in slot machines on the Strip as well. Parimutuel and sports pools made up the balance of $7.08b casinos on the Strip made in FY2016.
The balance of the state's total FY2016 gaming win of $11,121,377,000, more than $4 billion, went mostly into slot machines across the rest of the state.
Las Vegas Casinos
Even if we don't always see imploding casinos and cranes jabbing at the skyline, there is always something new happening in Las Vegas. Please see our Las Vegas Gaming Guide for updates, details, and statistics. Consult the World Casino Directory News Service for the latest in openings, closings, mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to new infrastructure and non-gaming amenities, there are several major casino developments slated to open in Las Vegas. In early December Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino will open at 300 W. Sahara Ave., just off the strip as the first ever Las Vegas resort to offer an "authentic Asian lifestyle experience". They went so far as to make sure none of the phone numbers have a 4 in them, and the hotel has no fourth floor. Asian gamblers, especially from China, do not like the number 4 as "four" sounds like “lose” in Mandarin.
Resorts World Las Vegas should open by 2019 at the site of the failed Echelon. The first phase is expected to include a 175,000 square foot casino, 3,500 room hotel, retail, dining, and convention space. The development will cover 87 acres when complete with four hotel towers.
Ālon Las Vegas is progressing across from Wynn at the site of the former New Frontier Hotel & Casino. Ālon promises to turn the Las Vegas experience 'on its head' with a small casino, hotel and condos, a premium nightclub, large ballroom, larger pool area, and even more expansive MICE and retail spaces on over 34 acres.
A fourth development is not set in stone yet. Mohegan Sun has expressed interest in purchasing the sidelined Fontainebleau Resort. The MTGA inked a deal earlier in 2016 and has begun development of a $5b resort in S. Korea and they are bankrolling other US tribal casino developments, so the possibility of them closing a deal on the Fontainebleau are very real.
Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown has its new heroes in the likes of Zappos' Tony Hsieh who invested $350m in the "Las Vegas project" stirring a new vision for the city, but the new man about town is Derek Stevens. He and brother Greg have big plans downtown and have already acquired several properties including Fitzgerald's, now The D Las Vegas. The are building as well with a new casino slated to go in at the beginning of Freemont Street. Think Binion, Boyd, Gaughan, Wynn, and Stupak and you already know the guy.
Las Vegas Outlying Areas
In addition to Downtown and Las Vegas Strip casinos, there is a lot of action just outside of town. Laughlin is a destination resort in its own right featuring big names like Golden Nugget Laughlin, Harrah's Laughlin, and Tropicana Express Laughlin Hotel and Casino among several others. Gamblers have a lot of things to enjoy in the outlying area with Laughlin located right on the Colorado River and welcoming over 4 million visitors each year. Other Nevada cities near Las Vegas with significant numbers of casinos include Henderson, and Summerlin, but Laughlin is the most visited.
Reno is unique as a Nevada gaming destination. When you look at the Las Vegas Strip, you see a corporate-run empire consisting mostly of MGM and Caesars, in fact, they own more than 20 of the properties on The Strip. Reno, on the other hand, is well represented by family owned businesses. The Carano family has leveraged their Eldorado Casino success (after purchasing Silver Legacy and Circus Circus in 2015) into a virtual family empire now; inking a deal to purchase Isle of Capri Casinos for $1.7 billion in Sept. 2016. They've also started major renovations on their Eldorado, Circus Circus, and Silver Legacy casinos in Reno.
The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is owned by a publicly traded company, but they are small and only own one other casino; the Monarch Black Hawk Casino (formerly the Riviera Black Hawk Casino) in Black Hawk, Colorado.
Improvements to other Reno properties didn't slow down during "the great recession" and places like Peppermill Hotel Casino Reno completed opulent improvements such as their Tuscany Towers - the suites here rival the most luxurious Las Vegas rooms and surpass most casino hotels anywhere in the world.
Reno/Sparks has 27 casinos with revenues of $1,000,000 or more annually. In fiscal-year 2016, there were 4,424,521 total hotel "room nights" available at those properties, with an average of 68.39% occupancy. For those seeking the best rates; November had the lowest occupancy at 59.28% - and for those who prefer a crowd, July had the highest occupancy rate at 79.32%.
Compared to The Strip which is now at or above 90% occupancy, you are likely to get much better vacation packages if you go to Reno. You'll also find the loosest slots in the country with nearly 95% returns on average. Nevada gaming law only requires a theoretical return to player percentage, RTP, of 75%.
Reno Outlying Areas
Stateline, on the southern end of Lake Tahoe, hosts some fine casino properties. Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort and Casino is on par with the luxury resorts of Reno and Las Vegas but offers outdoor recreation that is simply not possible in Las Vegas. Lake Tahoe provides an idyllic setting for this and other resorts like the recently renovated Harvey's Resort and Casino in Stateline. Unfortunately, the Cal Neva Lodge and Casino at Crystal Bay fell into bankruptcy before they could complete renovations and re-open. The property was once owned by Frank Sinatra and gets its name from its location straddling the California/Nevada border.
The Rest of Nevada
Most of the other Nevada gambling destinations are located on or near the state's borders and mostly attract visitors not willing or able to invest more than a day trip or maybe an overnighter in the adventure. Elko and Wendover draw crowds mainly from the Salt Lake City, Utah metro area, but plenty of rural folks visit as well. Visitors to Wendover can enjoy several properties there including the Wendover Nugget and three Peppermill resorts. Pahrump and Tonopah draw crowds from California as well as locals who may be jaded by the Las Vegas experience.
There are a few additional counties with casinos scattered here and there, and of course, road travelers will find banks of slots in almost any hotel, gas station or restaurant. We suggest sticking to the bigger properties with plenty of competition, though - you simply have a better chance of winning. But sure, have a flutter on blackjack at a truck stop outside of Reno, and by all means, if you want to see a good concert and gamble, then a day trip to Wendover, Pahrump, or Tonopah is a great way to go!
Nevada Casino Information
Nevada has 396 casinos in which you'll find more than 164,526 slots and gaming machines. There are a total of 5830 table games. The minimum bet we've found at casinos in Nevada is $0.01 and the maxium bet is $50,000. Click a casino on the left for more information on a particular property.
If you wish to stay at some nice casino hotels in Nevada, visit the Nevada casino hotels page. We actually have 171 Nevada hotels you can book directly from World Casino Directory. Click here to see a list of all Nevada hotels available.
There is poker in Nevada! You will find over 652 live poker tables to play at. You will find the following games in Nevada casinos: Limit Holdem, NL Holdem, No Limit Holdem, Pot Limit Omaha, Mixed Games, Omaha Hi-Lo, Crazy Pineapple, Texas Hold'em, NL Texas Hold'em, Tournaments, Spread Limit Hold 'em, 7 Card Stud, Omaha 8 or Better, Draw, Horse, Crazy 4, Omaha, Stud, Badugi, Triple Draw, 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo, Omaha Hi, Razz, Pot Limit Omaha Hi, No Limit Texas Hold'em, Dealers Choice, 7 Card Poker, Omaha8. Some Nevada casinos also offer convention centers and meeting spaces. Over the entire town, you will find a total of 8,694,857 conference sq/ft space in the various casino properties.
Nevada Casinos and Gambling Facts
Nevada Casinos and the Biggest Casino City in Nevada
Nevada has a total of 396 casinos and pari-mutuel facilities at your disposal which are spread out across 46 cities throughout the state. The city with the most is Las Vegas with 168 casinos.
Biggest Casino / Gaming Facility in Nevada
Out of all casinos in Nevada you'll find Resorts World Las Vegas to be the biggest. It has 3250 gaming machines and 250 table games. You can reach South Point Casino by phone at (702) 802-6460 or by clicking this link: Resorts World Las Vegas to see its information page.
2nd Biggest Casino / Gaming Facility in Nevada
Coming in second place for largest casino in Nevada is Red Rock Casino Resort Spa with 2860 gaming machines and 68 table games. This casino can be reached by calling (702) 797-7777 or by clicking this link: Red Rock Casino Resort Spa to see its information page.
Largest Casino Floor in Nevada
The casino with the largest gaming space in square footage is MGM Grand Resort Casino with 170,000 square feet of gaming space. Contact MGM Grand Resort Casino by calling (702) 891-1111 or by clicking here: MGM Grand Resort Casino Information.
NRS 171.015 Jurisdiction of offense commenced without, but consummated within, this state; consummation through agent.
When the commission of a public offense, commenced without the state, is consummated within its boundaries, the defendant is liable to punishment therefor in this state, though he was out of the state at the time of the commission of the offense charged. If he consummated it in this state, through the intervention of an innocent or guilty agent, or any other means proceeding directly from himself, in such case the jurisdiction is in the county in which the offense is consummated.
NRS 194.020 Persons liable to punishment.
The following persons, except as provided in NRS 194.010, are liable to punishment:
1. A person who commits in the State any crime, in whole or in part.
2. A person who commits out of the State any act which, if committed within it, would be larceny, and is afterward found in the State with any of the stolen property.
3. A person who, being out of the State, counsels, causes, procures, aids or abets another to commit a crime in this State.
4. A person who, being out of the State, abducts or kidnaps, by force or fraud, any person, contrary to the laws of the place where the act is committed, and brings, sends or conveys such person into this State.
5. A person who commits an act without the State which affects persons or property within the State, or the public health, morals or decency of the State, which, if committed within the State, would be a crime.
NRS 195.020 Principals.
Every person concerned in the commission of a felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor, whether he directly commits the act constituting the offense, or aids or abets in its commission, and whether present or absent; and every person who, directly or indirectly, counsels, encourages, hires, commands, induces or otherwise procures another to commit a felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor is a principal, and shall be proceeded against and punished as such. The fact that the person aided, abetted, counseled, encouraged, hired, commanded, induced or procured, could not or did not entertain a criminal intent shall not be a defense to any person aiding, abetting, counseling, encouraging, hiring, commanding, inducing or procuring him.
NRS 463.0129 Public policy of state concerning gaming; license or approval revocable privilege.
1. The legislature hereby finds, and declares to be the public policy of this state, that:
(a) The gaming industry is vitally important to the economy of the state and the general welfare of the inhabitants.
(b) The continued growth and success of gaming is dependent upon public confidence and trust that licensed gaming and the manufacture, sale and distribution of gaming devices and associated equipment are conducted honestly and competitively, that establishments which hold restricted and nonrestricted licenses where gaming is conducted and where gambling devices are operated do not unduly impact the quality of life enjoyed by residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, that the rights of the creditors of licensees are protected and that gaming is free from criminal and corruptive elements.
(c) Public confidence and trust can only be maintained by strict regulation of all persons, locations, practices, associations and activities related to the operation of licensed gaming establishments, the manufacture, sale or distribution of gaming devices and associated equipment and the operation of inter-casino linked systems.
(d) All establishments where gaming is conducted and where gaming devices are operated, and manufacturers, sellers and distributors of certain gaming devices and equipment, and operators of inter-casino linked systems must therefore be licensed, controlled and assisted to protect the public health, safety, morals, good order and general welfare of the inhabitants of the state, to foster the stability and success of gaming and to preserve the competitive economy and policies of free competition of the State of Nevada.
(e) To ensure that gaming is conducted honestly, competitively and free of criminal and corruptive elements, all gaming establishments in this state must remain open to the general public and the access of the general public to gaming activities must not be restricted in any manner except as provided by the legislature.
2. No applicant for a license or other affirmative commission approval has any right to a license or the granting of the approval sought. Any license issued or other commission approval granted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or chapter 464 of NRS is a revocable privilege, and no holder acquires any vested right therein or thereunder.
3. This section does not:
(a) Abrogate or abridge any common-law right of a gaming establishment to exclude any person from gaming activities or eject any person from the premises of the establishment for any reason; or
(b) Prohibit a licensee from establishing minimum wagers for any gambling game or slot machine.
NRS 463.01365 “Banking game” defined.
“Banking game” means any gambling game in which players compete against the licensed gaming establishment rather than against one another.
NRS 463.01463 “Contest” defined.
“Contest” means a competition among patrons for a prize, whether or not:1. The prize is a specified amount of money; or 2. Consideration is required to be paid by the patrons to participate in the competition.
NRS 463.01473 “Electronic transfer of money” defined.
“Electronic transfer of money” means any transfer of money, other than a transaction initiated by a check, draft or other similar instrument, that is initiated through an electronic terminal, telephone, computer or magnetic tape for the purpose of ordering, instructing or authorizing a financial institution or person holding an account on behalf of another to debit or credit an account.
NRS 463.0152 “Game” and “gambling game” defined.
“Game” or “gambling game” means any game played with cards, dice, equipment or any mechanical, electromechanical or electronic device or machine for money, property, checks, credit or any representative of value, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, faro, monte, roulette, keno, bingo, fan-tan, twenty-one, blackjack, seven-and-a-half, big injun, klondike, craps, poker, chuck-a-luck, Chinese chuck-a-luck (dai shu), wheel of fortune, chemin de fer, baccarat, pai gow, beat the banker, panguingui, slot machine, any banking or percentage game or any other game or device approved by the commission, but does not include games played with cards in private homes or residences in which no person makes money for operating the game, except as a player, or games operated by charitable or educational organizations which are approved by the board pursuant to the provisions of NRS 463.409.
NRS 463.0153 “Gaming” and “gambling” defined.
“Gaming” or “gambling” means to deal, operate, carry on, conduct, maintain or expose for play any game as defined in NRS 463.0152, or to operate an inter-casino linked system.
NRS 463.016425 “Interactive gaming” defined.
1. “Interactive gaming” means the conduct of gambling games through the use of communications technology that allows a person, utilizing money, checks, electronic checks, electronic transfers of money, credit cards, debit cards or any other instrumentality, to transmit to a computer information to assist in the placing of a bet or wager and corresponding information related to the display of the game, game outcomes or other similar information. The term does not include the operation of a race book or sports pool that uses communications technology approved by the board pursuant to regulations adopted by the commission to accept wagers originating within this state for races or sporting events.
2. As used in this section, “communications technology” means any method used and the components employed by an establishment to facilitate the transmission of information, including, without limitation, transmission and reception by systems based on wire, cable, radio, microwave, light, optics or computer data networks, including, without limitation, the Internet and intranets.
NRS 463.01862 “Representative of value” defined.
“Representative of value” means any instrumentality used by a patron in a game whether or not the instrumentality may be redeemed for cash.
NRS 463.0191 “Slot machine” defined.
“Slot machine” means any mechanical, electrical or other device, contrivance or machine which, upon insertion of a coin, token or similar object, or upon payment of any consideration, is available to play or operate, the play or operation of which, whether by reason of the skill of the operator in playing a gambling game which is presented for play by the machine or application of the element of chance, or both, may deliver or entitle the person playing or operating the machine to receive cash, premiums, merchandise, tokens or any thing of value, whether the payoff is made automatically from the machine or in any other manner.
NRS 463.0193 “Sports pool” defined.
“Sports pool” means the business of accepting wagers on sporting events by any system or method of wagering.
NRS 463.0196 “Tournament” defined.
“Tournament” means a series of contests.
NRS 463.01962 “Wager” defined.
“Wager” means a sum of money or representative of value that is risked on an occurrence for which the outcome is uncertain.
[Regulation and licensing of Gaming in Nevada are conducted by the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission.]
NRS 463.030 Creation; number of members.
The state gaming control board, consisting of three members, is hereby created.
NRS 463.022 Creation; number of members.
The Nevada gaming commission, consisting of five members, is hereby created.
REGULATION OF PERSONS INVOLVED IN GAMING
NRS 463.160 Licenses required; unlawful to permit certain gaming activities to be conducted without license; exceptions.
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 and NRS 463.172, it is unlawful for any person, either as owner, lessee or employee, whether for hire or not, either solely or in conjunction with others:
(a) To deal, operate, carry on, conduct, maintain or expose for play in the State of Nevada any gambling game, gaming device, inter-casino linked system, slot machine, race book or sports pool;
(b) To provide or maintain any information service;
(c) To operate a gaming salon; or
(d) To receive, directly or indirectly, any compensation or reward or any percentage or share of the money or property played, for keeping, running or carrying on any gambling game, slot machine, gaming device, race book or sports pool, without having first procured, and thereafter maintaining in effect, all federal, state, county and municipal gaming licenses as required by statute, regulation or ordinance or by the governing board of any unincorporated town.
2. The licensure of an operator of an inter-casino linked system is not required if:
(a) A gaming licensee is operating an inter-casino linked system on the premises of an affiliated licensee; or
(b) An operator of a slot machine route is operating an inter-casino linked system consisting of slot machines only.
3. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, it is unlawful for any person knowingly to permit any gambling game, slot machine, gaming device, inter-casino linked system, race book or sports pool to be conducted, operated, dealt or carried on in any house or building or other premises owned by him, in whole or in part, by a person who is not licensed pursuant to this chapter, or his employee.
4. The Commission may, by regulation, authorize a person to own or lease gaming devices for the limited purpose of display or use in the person’s private residence without procuring a state gaming license.
5. As used in this section, “affiliated licensee” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 463.430.
NRS 463.360 Penalties.
1. Conviction by a court of competent jurisdiction of a person for a violation of, an attempt to violate, or a conspiracy to violate any of the provisions of this chapter or of chapter 463B, 464 or 465 of NRS may act as an immediate revocation of all licenses which have been issued to the violator, and, in addition, the court may, upon application of the district attorney of the county or of the commission, order that no new or additional license under this chapter be issued to the violator, or be issued to any person for the room or premises in which the violation occurred, for 1 year after the date of the revocation.
2. A person who willfully fails to report, pay or truthfully account for and pay over any license fee or tax imposed by the provisions of this chapter, or willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any such license fee, tax or payment thereof is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130. In addition to any other penalty, the court shall order the person to pay restitution.
3. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, a person who willfully violates, attempts to violate, or conspires to violate any of the provisions of subsection 1 of NRS 463.160 is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 10 years, by a fine of not more than $50,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.
4. A licensee who puts additional games or slot machines into play or displays additional games or slot machines in a public area without first obtaining all required licenses and approval is subject only to the penalties provided in NRS 463.270 and 463.310 and in any applicable ordinance of the county, city or town.
5. A person who willfully violates any provision of a regulation adopted pursuant to NRS 463.125 is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
6. The violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, the penalty for which is not specifically fixed in this chapter, is a gross misdemeanor.
NRS 463.409 Approval by board of game operated by charitable organization; conditions; exceptions.
Except as otherwise provided in NRS 463.4091 to 463.40965, inclusive, the board may approve the operation of a game or games by a charitable or educational organization subject to such conditions and limitations as the board may impose, but no such approval shall be given by the board for the operation of a game or games for more than one event or function conducted or sponsored by one charitable or educational organization during any 1 calendar quarter.
NRS 465.015 Definitions. As used in this chapter:
1. “Cheat” means to alter the elements of chance, method of selection or criteria which determine:
(a) The result of a game;
(b) The amount or frequency of payment in a game;
(c) The value of a wagering instrument; or
(d) The value of a wagering credit.
2. The words and terms defined in chapter 463 of NRS have the meanings ascribed to them in that chapter.
NRS 465.070 Fraudulent acts. It is unlawful for any person:
1. To alter or misrepresent the outcome of a game or other event on which wagers have been made after the outcome is made sure but before it is revealed to the players.
2. To place, increase or decrease a bet or to determine the course of play after acquiring knowledge, not available to all players, of the outcome of the game or any event that affects the outcome of the game or which is the subject of the bet or to aid anyone in acquiring such knowledge for the purpose of placing, increasing or decreasing a bet or determining the course of play contingent upon that event or outcome.
3. To claim, collect or take, or attempt to claim, collect or take, money or anything of value in or from a gambling game, with intent to defraud, without having made a wager contingent thereon, or to claim, collect or take an amount greater than the amount won.
4. Knowingly to entice or induce another to go to any place where a gambling game is being conducted or operated in violation of the provisions of this chapter, with the intent that the other person play or participate in that gambling game.
5. To place or increase a bet after acquiring knowledge of the outcome of the game or other event which is the subject of the bet, including past-posting and pressing bets.
6. To reduce the amount wagered or cancel the bet after acquiring knowledge of the outcome of the game or other event which is the subject of the bet, including pinching bets.
7. To manipulate, with the intent to cheat, any component of a gaming device in a manner contrary to the designed and normal operational purpose for the component, including, but not limited to, varying the pull of the handle of a slot machine, with knowledge that the manipulation affects the outcome of the game or with knowledge of any event that affects the outcome of the game.
8. To offer, promise or give anything of value to anyone for the purpose of influencing the outcome of a race, sporting event, contest or game upon which a wager may be made, or to place, increase or decrease a wager after acquiring knowledge, not available to the general public, that anyone has been offered, promised or given anything of value for the purpose of influencing the outcome of the race, sporting event, contest or game upon which the wager is placed, increased or decreased.
9. To change or alter the normal outcome of any game played on an interactive gaming system or a mobile gaming system or the way in which the outcome is reported to any participant in the game.
NRS 465.075 Use of device for calculating probabilities.
It is unlawful for any person at a licensed gaming establishment to use, or possess with the intent to use, any device to assist:
1. In projecting the outcome of the game;
2. In keeping track of the cards played;
3. In analyzing the probability of the occurrence of an event relating to the game; or
4. In analyzing the strategy for playing or betting to be used in the game,
except as permitted by the commission.
NRS 465.083 Cheating.
It is unlawful for any person, whether he is an owner or employee of or a player in an establishment, to cheat at any gambling game.
NRS 465.088 Penalties for violation of NRS 465.070 to 465.085, inclusive.
1. A person who violates any provision of NRS 465.070 to 465.085, inclusive, is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished:
(a) For the first offense, by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.
(b) For a second or subsequent violation of any of these provisions, by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $10,000. The court shall not suspend a sentence of imprisonment imposed pursuant to this paragraph, or grant probation to the person convicted.
2. A person who attempts, or two or more persons who conspire, to violate any provision of NRS 465.070 to 465.085, inclusive, each is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imposing the penalty provided in subsection 1 for the completed crime, whether or not he personally played any gambling game or used any prohibited device.
NRS 465.091 “Medium of communication” defined.
As used in NRS 465.091 to 465.094, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “medium of communication” includes, but is not limited to, mail, telephone, television, telegraph, facsimile, cable, wire, the Internet or any other similar medium.
NRS 465.092 Accepting, receiving or allowing another to accept or receive wager from person physically present in this state prohibited under certain circumstances; penalty.
1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 465.094, a person, alone or with others, shall not knowingly, within or outside of this state:
(a) Accept or receive, directly or indirectly, through any medium of communication a wager from another person who is physically present within this state; or
(b) Allow a lessee, agent or employee to accept or receive, directly or indirectly, through any medium of communication a wager from another person who is physically present within this state.
2. If a person engages in conduct in violation of subsection 1 and the person is outside of this state at the time of the offense:
(a) The offense shall be deemed to commence outside of this state;
(b) The offense shall be deemed to be consummated within this state; and
(c) The person may be prosecuted within this state pursuant to the provisions of NRS 171.015.
3. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
NRS 465.093 Placing, sending, transmitting or relaying wagers to another person prohibited under certain circumstances; penalty.
1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 465.094, a person, alone or with others, shall not knowingly:
(a) From within this state, place, send, transmit or relay through a medium of communication a wager to another person or an establishment that is located within or outside of this state; or
(b) From outside of this state, place, send, transmit or relay through a medium of communication a wager to another person or an establishment that is located within this state.
2. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
NRS 465.094 Limitation on applicability of NRS 465.092 and 465.093
The provisions of NRS 465.092 and 465.093 do not apply to a wager placed by a person for his own benefit or, without compensation, for the benefit of another that is accepted or received by, placed with, or sent, transmitted or relayed to:
1. A race book or sports pool that is licensed pursuant to chapter 463 of NRS, if the wager is accepted or received within this State and otherwise complies with all other applicable laws and regulations concerning wagering;
2. A person who is licensed to engage in off-track pari-mutuel wagering pursuant to chapter 464 of NRS, if the wager is accepted or received within this State and otherwise complies with subsection 3 of NRS 464.020 and all other applicable laws and regulations concerning wagering;
3. A person who is licensed to operate a mobile gaming system pursuant to chapter 463 of NRS, if the wager is accepted or received within this State and otherwise complies with all other applicable laws and regulations concerning wagering; or
4. Any other person or establishment that is licensed to engage in wagering pursuant to title 41 of NRS, if the wager is accepted or received within this State and otherwise complies with all other applicable laws and regulations concerning wagering.
NRS 463.750 License required for person to operate interactive gaming or to manufacture interactive gaming systems; powers and duties of Commission; regulations; conditions; limitations; penalty.
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, the Commission may, with the advice and assistance of the Board, adopt regulations governing the licensing and operation of interactive gaming.
2. The Commission may not adopt regulations governing the licensing and operation of interactive gaming until the Commission first determines that:
(a) Interactive gaming can be operated in compliance with all applicable laws;
(b) Interactive gaming systems are secure and reliable, and provide reasonable assurance that players will be of lawful age and communicating only from jurisdictions where it is lawful to make such communications; and
(c) Such regulations are consistent with the public policy of the State to foster the stability and success of gaming.
3. The regulations adopted by the Commission pursuant to this section must:
(a) Establish the investigation fees for:
(1) A license to operate interactive gaming;
(2) A license for a manufacturer of interactive gaming systems; and
(3) A license for a manufacturer of equipment associated with interactive gaming.
(b) Provide that:
(1) A person must hold a license for a manufacturer of interactive gaming systems to supply or provide any interactive gaming system, including, without limitation, any piece of proprietary software or hardware; and
(2) A person may be required by the Commission to hold a license for a manufacturer of equipment associated with interactive gaming.
(c) Set forth standards for the suitability of a person to be licensed as a manufacturer of interactive gaming systems or manufacturer of equipment associated with interactive gaming that are as stringent as the standards for a nonrestricted license.
(d) Provide that gross revenue received by an establishment from the operation of interactive gaming is subject to the same license fee provisions of NRS 463.370 as the games and gaming devices of the establishment.
(e) Set forth standards for the location and security of the computer system and for approval of hardware and software used in connection with interactive gaming.
(f) Define “equipment associated with interactive gaming,” “interactive gaming system,” “manufacturer of equipment associated with interactive gaming,” “manufacturer of interactive gaming systems,” “operate interactive gaming” and “proprietary hardware and software” as the terms are used in this chapter.
4. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, the Commission shall not approve a license for an establishment to operate interactive gaming unless:
(a) In a county whose population is 400,000 or more, the establishment is a resort hotel that holds a nonrestricted license to operate games and gaming devices.
(b) In a county whose population is more than 40,000 but less than 400,000, the establishment is a resort hotel that holds a nonrestricted license to operate games and gaming devices or the establishment:
(1) Holds a nonrestricted license for the operation of games and gaming devices;
(2) Has more than 120 rooms available for sleeping accommodations in the same county;
(3) Has at least one bar with permanent seating capacity for more than 30 patrons that serves alcoholic beverages sold by the drink for consumption on the premises;
(4) Has at least one restaurant with permanent seating capacity for more than 60 patrons that is open to the public 24 hours each day and 7 days each week; and
(5) Has a gaming area that is at least 18,000 square feet in area with at least 1,600 slot machines, 40 table games, and a sports book and race pool.
(c) In all other counties, the establishment is a resort hotel that holds a nonrestricted license to operate games and gaming devices or the establishment:
(1) Has held a nonrestricted license for the operation of games and gaming devices for at least 5 years before the date of its application for a license to operate interactive gaming;
(2) Meets the definition of group 1 licensee as set forth in the regulations of the Commission on the date of its application for a license to operate interactive gaming; and
(3) Operates either:
(I) More than 50 rooms for sleeping accommodations in connection therewith; or
(II) More than 50 gaming devices in connection therewith.
5. The Commission may:
(a) Issue a license to operate interactive gaming to an affiliate of an establishment if:
(1) The establishment satisfies the applicable requirements set forth in subsection 4; and
(2) The affiliate is located in the same county as the establishment; and
(b) Require an affiliate that receives a license pursuant to this subsection to comply with any applicable provision of this chapter.
6. It is unlawful for any person, either as owner, lessee or employee, whether for hire or not, either solely or in conjunction with others, to operate interactive gaming:
(a) Until the Commission adopts regulations pursuant to this section; and
(b) Unless the person first procures, and thereafter maintains in effect, all appropriate licenses as required by the regulations adopted by the Commission pursuant to this section.
7. A person who violates subsection 6 is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 10 years or by a fine of not more than $50,000, or both.
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