Is Online Poker Legal in Nevada?
If you think gambling, your automatically think Nevada. However, what many people don’t realize is that Nevada takes an incredibly strict approach to any forms of gambling which are carried out in an unregulated environment, in fact, they are one of the toughest states. Let’s take a little look at the legislation here.
The definition of gambling in the eyes of the Nevada legislature is the following:
any game played with cards, dice, equipment or any mechanical, electromechanical or electronic device or machine for money, property, checks, credit or any representative of value, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, faro, monte, roulette, keno, bingo, fan-tan, twenty-one, blackjack, seven-and-a-half, big injun, klondike, craps, poker, chuck-a-luck, Chinese chuck-a-luck (dai shu), wheel of fortune, chemin de fer, baccarat, pai gow, beat the banker, panguingui, slot machine, any banking or percentage game or any other game or device approved by the commission 
As you can see, there is absolutely no distinction between skill and luck when it comes to the law in Nevada, which means anything that you bet on could be illegal unless it is already regulated, but don’t worry, a lot of gambling is regulated in this state as you probably know.
Players don’t really need to be worried if they are caught up in unregulated gambling, there are no penalties for them. However, those that operate these games could fall foul of the law, and they will be put into prison, even if it is their first offence!
There is so much legal gambling in Nevada that it would be simpler to mention what isn’t there, and that is tribal casinos and a state lottery!
Casinos and Live Poker
There are so many casinos in Nevada that it would be difficult to find a place that doesn’t offer Liver Poker. In fact, the state is a dream for anybody that loves a bit of a gamble. There are no charitable options available for poker playing here. In addition to that, those that wish to gamble in a social environment are excluded from the legislation, which means that it is illegal in these environments no matter what stake is involved:
games played with cards in private homes or residences in which no person makes money for operating the game, except as a player 
So in short, live poker is legal here, and you won’t be short of options!
Nevada is one of the few states which makes mention of online gambling within the state, and it is legal, but there is currently no regulated legal sites to play on. The state has issued a license to online poker companies, but these sites will not launch before the end of 2013.