"Interactive gaming" means the conduct of gambling games through the use of communications technology that allows a person, utilizing money, checks, electronic checks, electronic transfers of money, credit cards, debit cards or any other instrumentality, to transmit to a computer information to assist in the placing of a bet or wager
"Communications technology" means any method used and the components employed by an establishment to facilitate the transmission of information, including, without limitation, transmission and reception by systems based on wire, cable, radio, microwave, light, optics or computer data networks, including, without limitation, the Internet and intranets.
The commission may, with the advice and assistance of the board, adopt regulations governing the licensing and operation of interactive gaming.
The commission must first determine that:
(a) Interactive gaming can be operated in compliance with all applicable laws;
(b) Interactive gaming systems are secure and reliable, and provide reasonable assurance that players will be of lawful age and communicating only from jurisdictions where it is lawful to make such communications; and
(c) Such regulations are consistent with the public policy of the state to foster the stability and success of gaming.
The regulations adopted by the commission must:
establish the investigation fees and create three separate licenses:
(1) A license to operate interactive gaming;
Require a person to hold a license for a manufacturer of interactive gaming systems to supply or provide any interactive gaming system, including, without limitation, any piece of proprietary software or hardware;
(2) A license for a manufacturer of interactive gaming systems;
(3) A license for a manufacturer of equipment associated with interactive gaming.
Set forth standards for the location and security of the computer system and for approval of hardware and software used in connection with interactive gaming
Except as otherwise provided for counties with a population of less than 400,000, the commission shall not approve a license for an establishment to operate interactive gaming unless: the establishment is a resort hotel that holds a nonrestricted license to operate games and gaming devices.
Before issuing an initial license for an establishment to operate interactive gaming, the commission shall charge and collect from the establishment a license fee of $500,000 which will cover a two-year period.
Before issuing a license for a manufacturer of interactive gaming systems or manufacturer of equipment associated with interactive gaming, the commission shall charge and collect a license fee of:
(a) One hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars for a license for a manufacturer of interactive gaming systems;
(b) Fifty thousand dollars for a license for a manufacturer of equipment associated with interactive gaming. Each license issued pursuant to this section must be issued for a 1 year period that begins on the date the license is issued.
A debt incurred by a patron for play at an interactive gaming system of an establishment licensed to operate interactive gaming is to be considered valid and may be enforced by legal process.
All gross revenue from operating interactive gaming received by an establishment licensed to operate interactive gaming, regardless of whether any portion of the revenue is shared with another person, must be attributed to the licensee and counted as part of the gross revenue of the licensee for the purpose of computing the 6.25 percent gross gaming tax.
Courtesy of the Interactive Gaming Institute of Nevada