Nevada considers legalizing hotel guestroom gambling

NEVADA The Nevada Legislature is considering a bill to legalize mobile gaming technology that would permit hotel guests to gamble from the comfort of their own guestrooms.

The bill is an attempt to help gaming resorts remain relevant with younger guests, who are accustomed to using technology to get service wherever and whenever they want, Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Several Las Vegas resorts—including Palazzo, The Venetian, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and M Resort—already permit mobile gaming in bars, lounges and other common areas. The bill would allow device manufacturers to extend the range of the machines to allow them to function in guestrooms.

The biggest hurdle for the proposed law might be the difficulty in ensuring that underage gambling does not occur behind closed guestroom doors.