October 21, 2014
The Sparks City Council on Monday is scheduled to consider master plan and city code amendments that would limit where new casinos can be built.
A moratorium on new casinos has been in place for much of the
past two years as city leaders grapple with a changing community
and developers seek to build projects outside the downtown area.
Under the master plan amendment to be considered, non-restricted
gambling would be limited to areas zoned as tourist-commerical
along the Interstate 80 corridor, Truckee River and redevelopment
In addition, a code revision would change the definition of
"non-restricted gaming" to include "resort hotel."
That definition under state law requires at least 200 hotel
rooms, a bar, and 24-hour restaurant.
Currently, city code defines non-restricted gaming as a casino
with more than 15 slot machines and any table games.
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