Bars and Taverns Seek Reprieve from Sports Kiosk Ban

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Bar and tavern owners are making a late-session appeal to Nevada lawmakers to try to keep sports betting kiosks, at last for the time being.

The Nevada Restricted Gaming Association on Monday presented a proposed amendment to two bills. The amendment seeks to allow operation of roughly 80 kiosks through July 1, 2015 while an interim study is conducted on the devices and the differences between restricted and non-restricting gambling establishments.

Restricted gambling license holders are limited to no more than 15 slot or video machines. But in recent years, sports betting kiosks have joined the mix.

The Nevada Resort Association argues that the kiosks cross the line from slot and video poker machines and enter a realm of sports books reserved for big casinos that hold non-restricted gambling licenses.

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