Nevada Gambling Law
Nevada is considered by many to be the best place in the nation to gamble, if not the world. Indeed, Las Vegas, affectionately dubbed “Sin City,” may be the most famous location to get your bet on. But there are other areas dotted around the state in which punters can enjoy laying down a stake or two in games such as craps, slots, blackjack, poker games, and sports betting.
The pursuit of gambling, as defined by Nevada state in NRS 463.0152, is defined as where a person is operate an inter-casino system. However, Nevada is fairly laid back with gambling in most of its forms, and some might say it is even actively encouraged. After all, it is what Nevada is most famously known for. Even though penalties can be serious if brought to bear, most charges laid with players are involved with the act of cheating, rather than with the actual pursuit of gambling, according to Section 465.070 of state’s law. This is understandable if you consider that a pandemic of cheating could have disastrous effects on tax revenue. This is why you are more likely to see instances of cheating treated with a serious felony charge, rather than as a misdemeanor.
Nevada was quick to realize the profit potential offered up by the gambling industry. In their effort to bring in as many tax dollars as possible they were the first state to legalize and regulate online poker in 2013. Ultimate Poker was the first ever US licensed online poker site in the world.