By the end of the decade, Nevada had become the fastest growing state in the nation and increased gaming revenues by percent. Views Read Edit View history.
Increasingly, casino owners were linked with racketeers and the criminal element. The opening of The Mirage sparked what was to be one of the largest regional construction and population explosions the United States had ever seen. If he consummated it in this state, through the intervention of an innocent or guilty agent, or any other means proceeding directly from himself, in such case the jurisdiction is in the county in which the offense is consummated. In an attempt to lift the state out of the hard times of the Great Depressionthe Nevada state legislature votes to legalize gambling. Inthe territorial legislature instituted stiff penalties for running and participating in any game of chance. This lasted until when the prevailing mood of the Temperance movement saw gambling made strictly against the law along with alcohol consumption. In the s, Nevada became the fastest growing U.Nevada is the mecca of gambling in the US. Find out where to play online poker, which laws apply to you and a historical timeline of gambling events. The Silver State has become the cyberstate as Nevada lawmakers today voted to permit Internet gambling by casinos there. Legislators approved the law even. Summary of gambling laws for the State of Nevada.