Top 5 Things that are Illegal in a Casino

Special guest Michael Shackleford with the Wizard of Odds joins Vegas Aces to discuss the top 5 things that are illegal to do in a Las Vegas casino.

5. Prostitution

Prostitution is illegal in Clark County. Nearest legal prostitution is Pahrump – Sheri’s Ranch, Love Ranch and Chicken Ranch are in Nye County and the Alien Cathouse in near Area 51.

4. Smoking Weed on the Table

Even though recreational marijuana is legal… you can’t smoke it in public places including the casinos. It is still federally illegal and if the casinos want to keep their gaming license then they need to be strict about people not smoking it in public such as the casinos or in private such as the hotel rooms.

3. Cell Phones

According to NRS 465.075 it is illegal to use an electronic device to play and/or cheat on a casino table game. There are card counting apps and a roulette ball tracker app that help people cheat. This is why cell phones can’t be used on the casino tables but they can be used elsewhere. –

2. Stealing

This includes the use of counterfeit cash, counterfeit chips, and betting with bags of weed.

1. Cheating

According to the NRS 465.083 it is illegal in Nevada to alter elements of chance, method of selection or criteria which determine the result of a game, the amount or frequency of payment, value of a wagering instrument and/or credit. Players and dealers can still be convicted of cheating from just the attempt to cheat or the conspiracy to cheat.

It doesn’t matter if the actions were carried out or whether the person actually sat down at the table.

Detaining Suspected Cheaters

Employees have the legal authority to question anyone involved in cheating. If they have probable cause that cheating happened, they may detain the person in a reasonable manner for a reasonable amount of time until the police have arrived.

Cheating at gambling is a category B felony in Nevada and has the punishment of 1 to 6 years in state prison and/or up to $10k in fines and restitution to the gaming establishment. Examples of cheating… Switching cards, pinching or past posting… Card counting is not cheating and is not illegal however casinos can still kick you out for trespassing on private property.

Source: Nevada Legislature

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