View Full Version : Nevada regulators lift ban on cell phone use in sports books

08-22-2008, 03:20 PM
A decade-old ban on use of cell phones and other electronic devices inside Nevada sports books has been lifted for one year by the state Gaming Commission.

Commission Chairman Pete Bernhard sayss regulators realize there's a lot of "purely innocent use of cell phones in casinos" and that casino patrons using the phones often don't understand why they're told to stop.

But Bernhard said cell phone use in the sports books will be monitored during the one-year suspension to ensure people with "less than pure motives" aren't using them for illegal activity such as messenger betting, in which a person is paid to place bets for others.

It's illegal for someone on the phone in a legal book to make bets for a person on the other end of the call -- typically in another state.

Critics say the cell phone ban is outdated -- and there's the problem of annoying people who happen to be in a sports book when they place or take a cell phone call to or from a family member or friend.


About time...this was a pretty stupid law to begin with...

08-22-2008, 03:25 PM
ya it was dumb.....