On 10/03/2019, the Douglas County

89423 | 10/17/2019 | Ad id: 7-0000498268-01
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On 10/03/2019, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners INTRODUCED the following ordinance: ORDINANCE: 2019-1559 TITLE: Ordinance 2019-1559 amending Douglas County Code Chapter 5.04 - Gambling Establishments, to add a new license classification entitled "Restricted Gaming Bar License" effective January 1, 2020 governing the issuance of a Douglas County gaming license to new establishments holding a "Restricted License" issued by the Nevada State Gaming Control Board that include a bar permitted to sell alcoholic beverages at retail with more than 7 slot machines, imposing various operational conditions on such establishments, including physical space requirements, restaurant and food service requirements, and a requirement that at least 50% of the establishment's revenue come from non-gaming sources, imposing financial reporting and auditing requirements on such establishments, providing a definition for the term "slot machine," and providing for all other properly related matters. SUMMARY: Ordinance 2019-1559 creates a new Douglas County gaming license classification effective January 1, 2020 entitled "Restricted Gaming Bar License" governing the licensing of a bar permitted to sell alcoholic beverages at retail with more than 7 slot machines, that has separately obtained a "Restricted License" from the Nevada State Gaming Control Board as that license is defined by NRS 463.0189. The ordinance does not apply to any establishments that obtained or applied for a Douglas County gaming license prior to January 1, 2020. The ordinance generally requires that any new Restricted Gaming Bar Licensed establishment must: 1) comprise an area of at least 2500 square feet open and available to the public; 2) contain a permanent physical bar; 3) contain a restaurant where patrons order food from tables or booths that includes a separate sitting area for at least 25 customers, and includes a separate kitchen at least 200 square feet in size to prepare hot meals for customers as further detailed in the ordinance; and 4) requires that at least 50 percent of the establishment's revenue come from nongaming sources, subject to reporting and Board audit requirements as further detailed in the ordinance. If more than 50 percent of the establishment revenue comes from non- gaming sources as defined in the ordinance, the establishment is limited to no more than 7 slot machines. The ordinance also defines the term "slot machine" consistent with the definition of "slot machine" under Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 463.0191. The 2nd Reading of this Ordinance will be held on 12/5/2019 A copy of this ordinance is on file in the Clerk's Office for public review. Pub: October 17, 2019 Ad #0000498268