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Greyhound Lines provide some bus service to the state. A raise must be at least the amount of the previous bet or raise. Most rain that falls in the state falls on the lee side east and northeast slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Nevada portal United States portal. The population of the city of St.
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A player who is disqualified shall have his or her chips removed from play. Repeat infractions are subject to escalating penalty assessments. Players going broke within the first four rounds may re-enter the tournament by purchasing another entry. Players are allowed to re-enter an event an unlimited number of times when seating is available.
Players re-entering an event will be seated at a different table and seat unless the only available seat is the one the player just vacated. Tournament rules prevail whenever applicable, including selected rules from the Poker Tournament Directors Association. In all other cases, standard Oaks Card Club rules shall apply.
Management reserves the right to reschedule or cancel any tournament event if the number of registered participants is deemed inadequate, or for any other reason solely at their discretion.
If an event is cancelled all entry fees and buy-ins will be refunded. A raise must be at least the amount of the previous bet or raise.
Less than a full raise does not reopen the betting to a player who has already acted. When raising, a player must either put the amount of the raise out in one motion or state the raise amount. By stating only the word "Raise," a player protects his right to raise, but the raise itself must still be made in one motion unless the amount is also stated. When facing a bet or blind an oversized chip placed in the pot without any verbal declaration of the player's intent constitutes a call.
Post-flop, an oversized chip placed in the pot by the initial bettor without any verbal declaration of the player's intent will constitute a bet for the full value of the chip.
If a player is not at their seat in order to call time and has the low card on board, that player will also be required to fulfill the force bet. Players moved to a short-handed table will be assigned the lowest numbered available open seat by the tournament director.
When a player is unable to fulfill the amount of the ante, the ante plays short. I and spur route I also serve the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Interstate 80 crosses through the northern part of Nevada, roughly following the path of the Humboldt River from Utah in the east and the Truckee River westward through Reno into California.
It has a spur route, I Nevada also is served by several U. There are also Nevada state routes. Many of Nevada's counties have a system of county routes as well, though many are not signed or paved in rural areas. Nevada is one of a few states in the U. The state is one of just a few in the country to allow semi-trailer trucks with three trailers—what might be called a " road train " in Australia. But American versions are usually smaller, in part because they must ascend and descend some fairly steep mountain passes.
The agency is the largest transit agency in the state and operates a network of bus service across the Las Vegas Valley , including the use of The Deuce , double-decker buses , on the Las Vegas Strip and several outlying routes. Most other counties in the state do not have public transportation at all. Additionally, a 4-mile 6.
Several hotels also run their own monorail lines between each other, which are typically several blocks in length. Under the Constitution of the State of Nevada , the powers of the Nevada government are divided among three separate departments: The Governor of Nevada is the chief magistrate of Nevada,  the head of the executive department of the state's government,  and the commander-in-chief of the state 's military forces. The Nevada Legislature is a bicameral body divided into an Assembly and Senate.
Members of the Assembly serve for 2 years, and members of the Senate serve for 4 years. Each session of the Legislature meets for a constitutionally mandated days in every odd-numbered year, or longer if the Governor calls a special session. Original jurisdiction is divided between the district courts with general jurisdiction , and justice courts and municipal courts both of limited jurisdiction.
Appeals from District Courts are made directly to the Nevada Supreme Court, which under a deflective model of jurisdiction, has the discretion to send cases to the Court of Appeals for final resolution. Incorporated towns in Nevada, known as cities, are given the authority to legislate anything not prohibited by law.
A recent movement has begun to permit home rule in incorporated Nevada cities to give them more flexibility and fewer restrictions from the Legislature. Town Boards for unincorporated towns are limited local governments created by either the local county commission, or by referendum, and form a purely advisory role and in no way diminish the responsibilities of the county commission that creates them.
In , Nevada's population was the smallest of all states and was shrinking, as the difficulties of living in a "barren desert" began to outweigh the lure of silver for many early settlers. Historian Lawrence Friedman has explained what happened next:. Nevada, in a burst of ingenuity, built an economy by exploiting its sovereignty. Its strategy was to legalize all sorts of things that were illegal in California Even prostitution is legal in Nevada, in any county that decides to allow it. Quite a few of them do.
With the advent of air conditioning for summertime use and Southern Nevada's mild winters, the fortunes of the state began to turn around, as it did for Arizona , making these two states the fastest growing in the Union.
Nevada is the only state where prostitution is legal under the form of licensed brothels. Prostitution is specifically illegal by state law in the state's larger jurisdictions, which include Clark County which contains Las Vegas , Washoe County which contains Reno , and the independent city of Carson City.
Otherwise, it is legal in those counties which specifically vote to permit it. When permitted, brothels are only in rural or isolated parts of counties. Nevada's early reputation as a "divorce haven" arose from the fact that, before the no-fault divorce revolution in the s, divorces were difficult to obtain in the United States. Already having legalized gambling and prostitution, Nevada continued the trend of boosting its profile by adopting one of the most liberal divorce statutes in the nation.
This resulted in Williams v. North Carolina , U. Supreme Court ruled North Carolina had to give " full faith and credit " to a Nevada divorce. The Court modified its decision in Williams v.
As of , Nevada's divorce rate was above the national average. Nevada's tax laws are intended to draw new residents and businesses to the state. Nevada has no personal income tax or corporate income tax. The statewide tax rate is 6. Counties may impose additional rates via voter approval or through approval of the state legislature; therefore, the applicable sales tax will vary by county from 6.
In Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, imposes four separate county option taxes in addition to the statewide rate — 0. In Washoe County, which includes Reno, the sales tax rate is 7.
Corporations such as Apple Inc. In , the Nevada Legislature passed a bill creating a domestic partnership registry that enables gay couples to enjoy the same rights as married couples. As of , gay marriage is legal in Nevada. Nevada provides friendly environment for the formation of corporations, and many especially California businesses have incorporated in Nevada to take advantage of the benefits of the Nevada statute. Nevada corporations offer great flexibility to the Board of Directors and simplify or avoid many of the rules that are cumbersome to business managers in some other states.
In addition, Nevada has no franchise tax , although it does require businesses to have a license for which the business has to pay the state.
Nevada has very liberal alcohol laws. In , Nevada voters approved Question 2 , which legalized the possession, transportation and cultivation of personal use amounts of marijuana for adults age 21 years and older, and authorized the creation of a regulated market for the sale of marijuana to adults age 21 years and older through state-licensed retail outlets.
Marijuana in all forms remains illegal under federal law. Non-alcohol drug laws are a notable exception to Nevada's otherwise libertarian principles. It is notable for having the harshest penalties for drug offenders in the country.
Nevada remains the only state to still use mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for possession of drugs. It outlaws smoking in most workplaces and public places.
Smoking is permitted in bars, but only if the bar serves no food, or the bar is inside a larger casino. Smoking is also permitted in casinos, certain hotel rooms, tobacco shops, and brothels. Due to heavy growth in the southern portion of the state, there is a noticeable divide between politics of northern and southern Nevada. The north has long maintained control of key positions in state government, even while the population of southern Nevada is larger than the rest of the state combined. The north sees the high population south becoming more influential and perhaps commanding majority rule.
The south sees the north as the "old guard" trying to rule as an oligarchy. This has fostered some resentment, however, due to a term limit amendment passed by Nevada voters in , and again in , some of the north's hold over key positions will soon be forfeited to the south, leaving northern Nevada with less power.
Historically, northern Nevada has been very Republican. The more rural counties of the north are among the most conservative regions of the country. Washoe County, home to Reno, has historically been strongly Republican, but now has become more of a Democratic-leaning swing county. Clark County, home to Las Vegas, has been a stronghold for the Democratic Party since it was founded in , having voted Republican only six times and once for a third party candidate.
Clark and Washoe counties have long dominated the state's politics. Between them, they cast 87 percent of Nevada's vote, and elect a substantial majority of the state legislature. The great majority of the state's elected officials are either from Las Vegas or Reno.
Nevada voted for the winner in every presidential election from to , except in when it voted for Gerald Ford over Jimmy Carter. This includes Nevada supporting Democrats John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in and , respectively. Bush in and , and Democrat Barack Obama winning the state in both and This gives the state status as a political bellwether.
From to , Nevada has been carried by the presidential victor the most out of any state 26 of 27 elections. In , Nevada lost its bellwether status when it narrowly cast its votes for Hillary Clinton. Nevada was one of only three states won by John F. Kennedy in the American West in the election of , albeit narrowly.
Nevada is the only U. Officially called None of These Candidates , the option was first added to the ballot in and is used in all statewide elections, including president, US Senate and all state constitutional positions. In the event "None of These Candidates" receives a plurality of votes in the election, the candidate with the next-highest total is elected. Education in Nevada is achieved through public and private elementary , middle , and high schools , as well as colleges and universities.
Education savings accounts ESAs are enabled by the new law to help pay the tuition for private schools. Alternatively, families "can use funds in these accounts to also pay for textbooks and tutoring. The Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame provides educational resources and promotes the aerospace and aviation history of the state.
Forest Service , and Bureau of Land Management. The Nevada state parks comprise protected areas managed by the state of Nevada, including state parks , state historic sites , and state recreation areas. There are 24 state park units, including Van Sickle Bi-State Park which opened in July and is operated in partnership with the state of California.
A review of gaming statistics can be found at Nevada gaming area. Nevada has by far the most hotel rooms per capita in the United States. According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association, there were , rooms in hotels of 15 or more rooms. The state is ranked just below California, Texas, Florida, and New York in total number of rooms, but those states have much larger populations.
Nevada has one hotel room for every 14 residents, far above the national average of one hotel room per 67 residents. Prostitution is legal in parts of Nevada in licensed brothels, but only counties with populations under , have the option to legalize it.
Although prostitution is not a major part of the Nevada economy, employing roughly women as independent contractors, it is a very visible endeavor.
Of the 14 counties permitted to legalize prostitution under state law, 8 have chosen to legalize brothels. However, prostitution is legal in Storey County, which is part of the Reno—Sparks metropolitan area. Nevada is not well known for its professional sports teams, mainly because major league sports in the past feared having direct involvement with the sports gambling industry.
However, this situation lessened after they embraced daily fantasy sports DFS in They will be joined by the Oakland Raiders who at the start of the NFL season expressed interest in moving their team to Las Vegas , and announced in January they would do so in either or Nevada takes pride in college sports, most notably its college football.
UNLV is most remembered for its men's basketball program , which experienced its height of supremacy in the late s and early s. Coached by Jerry Tarkanian , the Runnin' Rebels became one of the most elite programs in the country.
In , UNLV won the Men's Division I Championship by defeating Duke —73, which set tournament records for most points scored by a team and largest margin of victory in the national title game. In , UNLV finished the regular season undefeated, a feat that would not be matched in Division I men's basketball for more than 20 years.
Forward Larry Johnson won several awards, including the Naismith Award. North Carolina is the only other team to accomplish that —08, — The state's involvement in major-college sports is not limited to its local schools. In the 21st century, the Las Vegas area has become a significant regional center for college basketball conference tournaments.
The MW, West Coast Conference , and Western Athletic Conference all hold their men's and women's tournaments in the area, and the Pac holds its men's tournament there as well. The Big Sky Conference , after decades of holding its men's and women's conference tournaments at campus sites, began holding both tournaments in Reno in Evander Holyfield , Evander Holyfield vs.
Along with significant rises in popularity in mixed martial arts MMA , a number of fight leagues such as the UFC have taken interest in Las Vegas as a primary event location due to the number of suitable host venues. The city has held the most UFC events with 86 events.
Two venues in the immediate Las Vegas area host major annual events in rodeo. The state is also home to one of the most famous tennis players of all time, Andre Agassi , and current baseball superstar Bryce Harper. Area 51 is near Groom Lake , a dry salt lake bed. The Seahawk Weapon School was added in to provide tactical training for Navy helicopters. Nevada enjoys many economic advantages, and the southern portion of the state enjoys mild winter weather, but rapid growth has led to some overcrowded roads and schools.
Nevada has the nation's 5th largest school district in the Clark County School District projected fall enrollment is , students grades K Coyote Springs is a proposed community for , inhabitants in Clark and Lincoln counties. It would be Nevada's largest planned city. The town is being developed by Harvey Whittemore and has generated some controversy because of environmental concerns and allegations of political favoritism.
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