Gaming License Law and Legal Definition

Gaming license refers to a permit issued by the state to deal, operate, carry on or conduct any gambling game, gaming device, slot machine, race book or sports pool. The license can also be used to operate gaming salon. It is unlawful for any person to engage in any gaming activity without the license. A person who willfully fails to pay license fee will be penalized. A licensee who puts additional games in the slot machines or engage in other gaming activities where license has not been obtained will be penalized.

The following is an example of a state statute (Nevada) defining gaming license:

According to Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 463.0159 gaming license means any license issued by the state or any political subdivision which authorizes the person named therein to engage in gaming or pari-mutuel wagering.