NRS 463.170
Qualifications for license, finding of suitability or approval

  • regulations.


Any person who the Commission determines is qualified to receive a license, to be found suitable or to receive any approval required under the provisions of this chapter, or to be found suitable regarding the operation of a charitable lottery under the provisions of chapter 462 of NRS, having due consideration for the proper protection of the health, safety, morals, good order and general welfare of the inhabitants of the State of Nevada and the declared policy of this State, may be issued a state gaming license, be found suitable or receive any approval required by this chapter, as appropriate. The burden of proving an applicant’s qualification to receive any license, be found suitable or receive any approval required by this chapter is on the applicant.


An application to receive a license or be found suitable must not be granted unless the Commission is satisfied that the applicant is:


A person of good character, honesty and integrity;


A person whose prior activities, criminal record, if any, reputation, habits and associations do not pose a threat to the public interest of this State or to the effective regulation and control of gaming or charitable lotteries, or create or enhance the dangers of unsuitable, unfair or illegal practices, methods and activities in the conduct of gaming or charitable lotteries or in the carrying on of the business and financial arrangements incidental thereto; and


In all other respects qualified to be licensed or found suitable consistently with the declared policy of the State.


A license to operate a gaming establishment or an inter-casino linked system must not be granted unless the applicant has satisfied the Commission that:


The applicant has adequate business probity, competence and experience, in gaming or generally; and


The proposed financing of the entire operation is:


Adequate for the nature of the proposed operation; and


From a suitable source.
Ê Any lender or other source of money or credit which the Commission finds does not meet the standards set forth in subsection 2 may be deemed unsuitable.


An application to receive a license or be found suitable constitutes a request for a determination of the applicant’s general character, integrity, and ability to participate or engage in, or be associated with gaming or the operation of a charitable lottery, as appropriate. Any written or oral statement made in the course of an official proceeding of the Board or Commission by any member thereof or any witness testifying under oath which is relevant to the purpose of the proceeding is absolutely privileged and does not impose liability for defamation or constitute a ground for recovery in any civil action.


The Commission may in its discretion grant a license to:


A publicly traded corporation which has complied with the provisions of NRS 463.625 to 463.643, inclusive;


Any other corporation which has complied with the provisions of NRS 463.490 to 463.530, inclusive;


A limited partnership which has complied with the provisions of NRS 463.564 to 463.571, inclusive; and


A limited-liability company which has complied with the provisions of NRS 463.5731 to 463.5737, inclusive.


No limited partnership, except one whose sole limited partner is a publicly traded corporation which has registered with the Commission, or a limited-liability company, or business trust or organization or other association of a quasi-corporate character is eligible to receive or hold any license under this chapter unless all persons having any direct or indirect interest therein of any nature whatever, whether financial, administrative, policymaking or supervisory, are individually qualified to be licensed under the provisions of this chapter.


The Commission may, by regulation:


Limit the number of persons who may be financially interested and the nature of their interest in any corporation, other than a publicly traded corporation, limited partnership, limited-liability company or other organization or association licensed under this chapter; and


Establish such other qualifications for licenses as it may, in its discretion, deem to be in the public interest and consistent with the declared policy of the State.


Any person granted a license or found suitable by the Commission shall continue to meet the applicable standards and qualifications set forth in this section and any other qualifications established by the Commission by regulation. The failure to continue to meet such standards and qualifications constitutes grounds for disciplinary action.

Source: Section 463.170 — Qualifications for license, finding of suitability or approval; regulations., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-463.­html#NRS463Sec170.

Licenses required
License to operate 15 or fewer slot machines: Conditions.
State gaming license required where equipment, services or property delivered or furnished for gaming interest or revenue
Operation of gaming device in restricted area of public transportation facility: Prior approval of Board required.
Licensing of certain persons having significant influence over gaming operation of licensee
Contracts or agreements with certain unsuitable or unlicensed persons prohibited
Suitability or licensing of certain persons furnishing services or property or doing business with gaming licensee
Suitability of certain persons providing transmission services in association with licensee
Registration or licensing of person conducting certain tournaments or contests in association with gaming licensee
Qualifications for license, finding of suitability or approval
Power of Chair to approve transfer of interest in license, registration, finding of suitability or approval to or from inter vivos trust
Restrictions on person denied license or found unsuitable.
Board to maintain list of unsuitable and unlicensed persons
Exemption of bank or trustee of employee stock ownership plan acting as fiduciary from certain requirements
Exemption of governing body leasing portion of facility for public transportation for operation of slot machines.
Qualifications for county license.
Qualifications for municipal license.
Application for state license: Contents
Investigation of applicant
Action by Commission on application
Issuance of state licenses
Issuance of county license.
State license prerequisite to county or municipal license
Preparation by Board of basic form of application and supporting documents for licensing by county and city.
Single establishment not to contain more than one licensed operation
Taxing powers preserved.
Posting and inspection of licenses.
Renewal of state license
Renewal of county license.
Report furnished by licensee.
Unlawful transfer of ownership.
Moving location of establishment and transferring restricted or nonrestricted license: Exclusive authority of Board to approve
Approval of gaming device or inter-casino linked system required
Availability of inter-casino linked system to certain nonrestricted licensees.
Permissible wagering instrumentalities.
Limitation on approval of nonrestricted license in county whose population is 100,000 or more
Preliminary finding of suitability
Licensing, registration, suitability or approval of applicants who are governmental entities or owned or controlled by governmental entities.
Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

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