In a country where both online and land-based gambling is strongly regulated and oftentimes prohibited, Nevada is and has always been the most liberal state when it comes to games of chance.
Back in the 1930s, the state legalized most of the games of chance. Since then, Nevada, once dry and deserted land, started rapidly growing — land-based casinos and gambling venues and residential areas around it spread across the state, attracting more workers and tourists with each passing year.
Nevada’s most prominent city to gamble at is Las Vegas but with games of chance allowed throughout the state, there are plenty of other destinations to visit, including Reno, Sparks, Laughlin, and the area around Lake Tahoe, to mention a few out of many other locations.
Even today, as more states across the USA allow some forms of betting or gambling, Nevada remains the most desirable destination for players and business owners. Partially, this is due to the fact that the state has the lowest taxes on gambling wins — only 6.75%. For players, this means that this particular state offers more games with high RTP than other states in the USA, where gambling is legal.
So, what can a gambling tourist or Nevada resident count on in terms of gambling? Land-based table games, Bingo, slots, and poker games are allowed, as are simulcast or pari-mutuel betting and betting on horse racing. The state also holds charitable gambling, namely Bingo, pokers, and blackjack, but has no state lotteries. Online wagering and betting are partially legal. When virtual wagering was recognized back in 2011, Bally and IGT became the first companies to receive state-issued licenses to provide services.
Plus, any resident can own slot machines. Some states prohibit such ownerships, others limit them to vintage slots held for recreational or decorative purposes at home. Nevadans can buy old or new machines and freely display them on personal premises.