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Gaming Regulation

Current Regulation Data

Licenses Issued and Active in Nevada, 2014 | Licenses in Force

Clark South
Lake
Tahoe
Elko Carson
Valley
Washoe All
Others
TOTAL
Restricted [1] 1,408 3 41 74 326 155 2,007
Non-Restricted Games & Slots [2] 221 6 32 30 72 90 451
Manufacturers 130 0 8 3 18 13 172
Distributors 148 1 9 6 23 14 201
Slot Route Operators [3] 43 0 3 1 11 2 60
Wire Services 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Information Services 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mobile Gaming 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
OILS [4] 6 0 0 0 2 0 8
Interactive Gaming Operator 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Interactive Gaming Manufacturer 9 0 0 1 1 0 11
Interactive Gaming Service Provider 18 0 1 1 2 3 25
Service Providers 34 0 0 0 0 0 34
Pari-Mutuel Systems Operators 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 2,028 10 94 116 456 277 2,981
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Notes: [1] "Restricted license" or "restricted operation" means a state gaming license for, or an operation consisting of, not more than 15 slot machines and no other game or gaming device at an establishment in which the operation of slot machines is incidental to the primary business of the establishment. NRS 463.0189. [2] "Non-restricted license" or "non-restricted operation" means: 1. A state gaming license for, or an operation consisting of, 16 or more slot machines; 2. A license for, or operation of, any number of slot machines together with any other game, gaming device, race book or sports pool at one establishment; 3. A license for, or the operation of, a slot machine route; or 4. A license for, or the operation of, an inter-casino linked system. NRS 463.0177. [3] "Slot Route Operator" means a person who, under any agreement whereby consideration is paid or payable for the right to place slot machines, engages in the business of placing and operating slot machines upon the business premises of others at three or more locations. NRS 463.018. [4] "Operators of Inter-Casino Linked Systems". Source: Gaming Control Board.

All establishments where gaming is conducted and gaming devices are operated, as well as all manufacturers, sellers and distributors of gaming devices, are required by Nevada state law to obtain a gaming license. As of fiscal year 2014 there were 2,981 active licenses issued in the state.

Nevada has always been the gold standard of both gaming regulation and operation, and I intend to see to it that our state will lead the world into this new frontier.
— Governor Brian Sandoval
State of the State Address, 2013