Cheating at gambling is the unlawful act of altering or manipulating a game of chance in a person’s favor. Nevada has various laws enacted to stop individuals from cheating at gambling. For instance, gambling fraud is the illegal act of deceiving a gambling organization or another individual about a bet, device, or game.
A cheating device in gambling is any outside device created, designed, or used to give a person an advantage in a casino game. These devices achieve this by:
No. Using counterfeit chips in Nevada means to recreate any type of casino wagering instrument to use at a casino. Wagering instruments include chips, wagering credits, and/or tokens. Using a counterfeit wagering instrument is not the same as using a cheating device to make it easier to win at a casino game.
Although they have the same criminal punishment, they are not the same crime. Teaching a person how to cheat is to attempt to or actually teach an individual how to cheat by showing them how to use a cheating device.
A use of a cheating device conviction is a category B felony. The punishment for this type of conviction is:
For a first-time conviction, probation may be available as an alternative to being sent to prison. However, probation is not available for any subsequent convictions of using a cheating device.
Yes. You should always hire legal representation to fight your criminal charge. Contact a Nevada lawyer immediately.
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