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Kiosks In Bars May Be Doomed

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(Las Vegas, NV)  A measure pushed by the Nevada Resort Association to get rid of sports betting kiosks in bars and restaurants has cleared the Senate and now moves to the Assembly.

SB416 passed the Senate 18-3.

The Nevada Resort Association, a trade organization representing many of the state’s largest casinos, argues the kiosks cross the line from slot and video poker machines and enter a realm of sports books reserved for big casinos that hold unrestricted gambling licenses.

Restricted licenses allow bars, taverns and restaurants to have up to 15 slot machines.

But over the years sport kiosks have joined the mix, allowing people who have accounts to place bets.

Opponents of the bill counter that people who wager at kiosks aren’t taking business away from the larger clubs.

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