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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Q & A ANSWER Felons and Las Vegas

Question: Can you work in a casino if you have a felony conviction?

Answer: Right now, it appears only Nevada allows a convicted felon to work in a casino, depending on the discretion of the casino, but it’s getting increasingly rare, as competition for jobs is tough. All key casino employees in Las Vegas have been required to carry a sheriff's card since 1947. If the background check reveals the applicant has a record of repeated criminal activities, that person is denied a sheriff's card and cannot work in the casinos.

Other states conduct at least a 10-year background check which takes, on average, 3 months. If they discover you have a felony, you’re fired. Some casinos also spring unannounced drug screenings on their employees, literally escorting them from work to the bathroom to “pee in a cup.”

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