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Court says comped meals are tax-exempt

31 March 2008
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that comped meals provided to casino patrons are exempt from the state sales and use tax. The 6-1 opinion reversed a Washoe County District Court decision in a dispute between the Sparks Nugget and the state Department of ... (read more)

ACLU: Rap Ban Unconstitutional

24 February 2006
CARSON CITY, Nevada – (PRESS RELEASE) -- A representative of the ACLU told the Gaming Commission on Thursday that government agencies and officials are attempting to exert control over the type of entertainment that can be booked into Nevada casinos, an unconstitutional move that could make them liable ... (read more)

Panel Says 'Cooling Off' Law Did Not Apply to Employee

24 August 2005
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- A just-released Ethics Commission opinion concludes the state's one-year "cooling off" law did not apply to a Gaming Control Board agent when he sought to go to work for a company he had been reviewing for licensing. Former Gaming Control Board Senior Agent Jeffrey Horky sought the ... (read more)

Advantage Gamblers Lose Case Against Control Board Agents

16 November 2004
CARSON CITY -- A pair of "advantage gamblers," who use dealer or casino mistakes to increase their odds of winning, lost an appeal Monday to the Supreme Court seeking the right to sue two Gaming Control Board agents for wrongful arrest. The court, in a brief order, agreed with a lower court ... (read more)

Court Reversed Hilton Sign Ruling

12 November 2004
CARSON CITY -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed a lower court ruling involving companies embroiled in a dispute over the collapse of the $5 million Las Vegas Hilton marquee sign on July 18, 1994. The court said United National Insurance Co. and Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A. do not owe defense and settlement expenses to Frontier Insurance Co. ... (read more)

Nevada Taxable Sales Up

28 October 2004
CARSON CITY -- Statewide taxable sales rose by 11.8 percent in August over the same month a year ago, led by construction and auto purchases, the Department of Taxation reported Wednesday. Taxable sales totaled $3.5 billion in August compared with $3.1 billion in August 2003. It was the ninth double-digit increase in the past 13 months. ... (read more)

Stratosphere Again Denied OK to Build Thrill Ride

7 September 2004
CARSON CITY -- A state Supreme Court panel on Friday upheld a lower court decision rejecting an effort by the Stratosphere to build a thrill ride on its Las Vegas gaming property. The case was filed after the Las Vegas City Council voted 6-0 in 2002 to deny a site review plan for the 510-foot, 93 mph roller coaster-type attraction. ... (read more)

Nevada Taxable Sales Up

29 July 2004
CARSON CITY -- Consumers and tourists helped Nevada post another double-digit gain in taxable sales in May, up 12.6 percent over May 2003, the state Department of Taxation reported Wednesday. State taxable sales for the fiscal year to date total $34.6 billion, 12.5 percent more than over the same period last year. ... (read more)

Nevada Economy: Taxable Sales Grow Statewide

28 June 2004
CARSON CITY -- Statewide taxable sales saw another month of double-digit growth in April, with food and drink and car purchases helping push the economic indicator up by 14.2 percent over April 2003. The Department of Taxation reported statewide taxable sales totaling $3.2 billion in April. ... (read more)

Nevada Economy: Taxable Sales Rise Sharply

1 March 2004
CARSON CITY -- Holiday shoppers helped push statewide taxable sales up 9.7 percent in December over the same month a year ago, lifting the important economic indicator by double digits for the first six months of the fiscal year, a state agency reported Friday. "With this latest report on the 2003 holiday ... (read more)

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