Is it legal for a convicted felon to gamble in a casino?
If the convicted felon has paid their debt to society and the casino is legal, yes. Casinos don't ask whether a person is a felon or not. They just want a person's social security number when they win big money for IRS purposes. As long as you are of legal age to gamble in that particular state or country, it doesn't matter who you are or how you get your money, the doors are open to you. As far as the SSN goes, it is collected only once you've done over $10,000 in cash transactions in a gaming day. It's recorded on a CTR (which is a form used at banks and other places to record large cash transactions) and sent to homeland security for use in identifying possible money laundering. I have heard from some people that it is sent to the IRS as well, but I can't substantiate that claim. SSN is required for jackpots over $1,199 that are won on slots, and yes it is sent to the IRS. It is form 1099-G
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At any casino that is state governed in the US: 18 or 21 depending on the state. At any casino that is tribally owned on a reservation: 18 although it varies from Nation to …Nation. It's all a conspiracy, a deceit sandwich with a side of lies and a cup of fraud!!!! (MORE)
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Yes, especially when you came from non-restrictive countries. You have to be of legal age as well.
Nevada Legalized Most Forms of Gambling in the State in 1931. The Nevada Legislature was motivated to build on the tourism boom that was expected in the wake of the completion… of Boulder, now Hoover, Dam. Nevada had a flourishing, albeit illegal, gambling industry prior to the legalization. The move for making gambling legal also grew out of concerns that the flourishing illegal gambling was corrupting law enforcement and prohibition was unenforceable.23 Gaming in Nevada struggled from its inception until after World War II, when the prosperity of post-war America started a boom in the fledgling industry. The Nevada gaming industry was helped by events in California. As stated, the gambling ships that used to leave from California ports were shut down. Municipal reform in Los Angeles kicked out many of the thriving illegal gambling businesses. These establishments were run by organized crime who moved to Nevada where their skills were desperately needed to launch the new legal gambling industry. Organized Crime Syndicates Were Early Supporters of Gaming and Invested Heavily. Many casinos in Nevada were financed by mobsters. Most notable perhaps was Las Vegas' Flamingo which was opened in 1947 by Bugsy Siegel. Even though he had an extensive and violent criminal record, Bugsy Siegel was able to get a gaming license. Most notable of his criminal exploits was his role in arranging the murder of New York mobster "Dutch" Schultz by the infamous "Murder Inc." Today, even the hint of any such activity would be sufficient to deny a license. Part of the reason for Mr. Siegel's success was due to his connection to the underworld. Wartime shortages did not slow down his plans because of his ties to the black market and his political connections.24 The lavish casino he built opened with such stars as Jimmy Durante, Xavier Cougat, and George Raft. The Flamingo helped establish Las Vegas, rather than Reno, as the destination for high rollers. Reportedly Mr. Siegel used too much of the mob's money on what was initially a unprofitable operation. Within the year, Mr. Siegel was gunned down at a Beverly Hills mansion. Senate Investigated Mob Influence in Casinos. During the 1950s, the Senate Committee to Investigate Organized Crime in Interstate Commerce held a number of hearings on criminal influence in the casino industry. The committee was chaired by Senator Estes Kefauver, and the committee is also known by his name. The committee found widespread evidence of skimming, which sheltered gambling profits from taxes. The prevalence of crime left gaming once again on the verge of a national prohibition.25 The result of the committee's findings was a crackdown on criminal influence and a cleansing of the casino industry. Eventually, the mob sold their casino interests to lawful individuals and publicly-traded companies. (MORE)