Gaming Casinos and Native American Gaming
A casino is usually a public facility for certain kinds of gambling, usually of the gaming type. Most casinos are constructed close to or mixed in resort hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, retail shops, and other tourist destinations. The location of a casino can vary greatly depending on what the casino owner wants to achieve there. Many Nebraska casinos have opened in resorts and hotels, but they can also be located anywhere. In Nebraska, like in many other states, it is usually illegal to operate a casino without prior permission.
When the Nebraska Gaming Commission receives a complaint about a casino, it will first investigate the complaint. If the Commission determines that the complaint has merit, the casino must provide proof that the activity took place on the casino property, and that the people who complained were not allowed to gamble on the property. The next step in the investigation process is to determine whether or not the activity took place on more than one occasion. Lastly, if the Commission finds the complaint to be true, the casino must provide evidence that the person who complained was not a licensed player at the casino, and therefore cannot be considered a habitual player. There are also laws that protect slot machines against complaints. If a casino owns more than one machine, each machine must only be operated by an individual, and the entire casino may be held liable for all of the acts of individuals playing on each machine.
In the next section, we discuss the types of actions that are taken against establishments in Nebraska that are considered to be resorts or hotels. Specifically, we’ll discuss complaints regarding salespeople, housekeeping services, gambling, theft, management and safety, and bathroom and smoking rooms. We will also discuss whether or not casino security officials are allowed to enter private property.
The majority of the people who frequent casinos in Nebraska are of the legal age, and they usually gamble only for fun. However, there are some people who gamble recreationally, but they frequently do so while intoxicated. Legal experts agree that casinos should target gamblers who do not typically use slot machines. Native Americans who live on or near Indian reservations are particularly vulnerable to such harassment. Such individuals may face removal from their reservation and further harassment. On the other hand, even gamblers who choose to patronize casino bars on the reservation are susceptible to similar harassment.
Gambling has become a very lucrative business. Most of the states in the United States have a legal requirement that all licensed casinos provide some form of education about casino gambling to all of its customers. In addition, most states have rules about minimum betting limits and other measures intended to prevent people from entering casinos with the intent to gamble. Unfortunately, many casinos encourage their customers to gamble uncontrollably. Such behavior is considered unacceptable in any setting, but it can be especially problematic for casinos that cater to a particular community, such as Omaha’s Lincoln Street Casino. Because Lincoln Street is one of the most popular casinos in Nebraska, locals feel that they have little recourse when the casino fails to live up to its obligations.
It seems that more problems than usual have surfaced over the past few years concerning the Lincoln City’s casino floor. According to the Omaha World Herald, in January of this year, two men were arrested after crawling through the casino floor and into a slot machine. One of the men apparently had a concealed weapon. While no one was hurt in the incident, the casino was closed for several days while the police investigated.
The owners of the casino were asked to close the casino following the incident. Although they were not cited or charged, the Omaha Police Department closed the casino while the investigation was ongoing. Several casino employees were fired as a result of the incident, as well. Although no physical damage was found and no one was injured, the casino was evacuated for a day while police investigated the incident.
Following the closure of the casino, the Gaming and Board of License employers expressed concerns about the lack of enforcement of the law against gaming in public places. Specifically, they expressed concern over Native American gaming in the surrounding counties since most of the gaming takes place at night. They also said that it was troubling that gaming machines are being placed in areas where there are large groups of Native Americans. They worry that the gaming is often conducted during daylight hours when many members of the Native American community are sleeping in their cottages.