Gaming companies hedge their bets with campaign contributions to Nevada candidates

Photo: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - Steve Sisolak, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=87230604

Gaming companies hedge their bets with campaign contributions to Nevada candidates

Article brief provided by Las Vegas Sun
  • Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun
November 7, 2022 6:42 PM
  • Bryan Horwath, Las Vegas Sun
  • Nevada
  • Commercial Casinos

Nevada gaming companies have pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into political campaigns for the upcoming election, mainly favoring Democrats, according to financial disclosures. But in some cases, the state’s industry leaders have donated to candidates of both major parties, sometimes for the same office.

In the battle for governor, Boyd Gaming Corp. has given to incumbent Democrat Steve Sisolak and his Republican challenger, Joe Lombardo.

Boyd, which operates 10 casinos in Southern Nevada, donated $10,000 to the Sisolak campaign on Sept. 30 and $5,000 to Lombardo the same day, according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office.

By law, donations by individuals and organizations are limited to $5,000, though that can be maxed out for the primary and general election for a total of $10,000.