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Necessity for Gaming Employment (Work Cards)
Since 1947, to work on the premises where liquor and gaming are present a person must obtain a Sheriff's Card, (Work Card). It is mandatory in the State of Nevada regardless of what your position is in a gaming establishment. The purpose of the work card is to document, investigate and license all employees of the gaming and liquor industry.   

To apply for a work card, applicants must:
1.  Be 21 years of age if employed in a gaming position or dispense alcoholic beverages. 
2.  Show birth certificate if under the age of 25 years. 
3.  Present proper documentation from Immigration and Naturalization Services if a non citizen. 
4.  Pay the appropriate fees. 
5.  Have signed referral slip from your prospective employer. 
6.  Have a juvenile work permit if under the age of 18 years. 

Certain conditions may cause Applicants to be denied or revoked:
1.  An outstanding warrant of arrest. 
2.  Extensive criminal history 
3.  Previous work card revoked by the Gaming Control Board. 
4.  Insufficient immigration documentation. 
5.  No birth certificate if applying for a gaming position or a position that dispenses alcoholic beverages. 
6.  Falsification of information on the referral slip. 
7.  Any other denial reason(s) so stated under Nevada Revised Statutes. 

Work cards are presently valid for 5 years and can be used for any establishment where there is liquor or gaming on the premises and the expiration date of the work card has not expired.

Work card processing includes interviewing, fingerprinting and photographing. Work Card is similar in size to a driver's license and is issued the same day as applied for provided there are no complications during the process.

The LVMPD issues work cards at two locations:

Las Vegas office
5880 Cameron St.
For general information, call 702-828-3271.

Laughlin office
101 Civic Way
For general information, call 702-298-4282.

Work cards currently are issued from 8a to 4p Monday-Friday and closed all federally recognized holidays.

Effective January 1, 2004, gaming work cards are no longer issued by Las Vegas Metro Police Department.  Gaming employees must be registered with the Gaming Control Board.  Registration packets may be obtained from Human Resource offices at place of employment.

Security guards are required to get a card through the Private Investigators Licensing board of the State of Nevada.

Work cards for child care, erotic establishments, senior housing and various other positions are still required.  As of this date, prices are:

Work Cards $44.00
FBI Background Check $40.25
Fingerprint Processing - Gaming $44.00
Fingerprint Cards - per card $11.00



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