Lawmakers moved forward on the path to allowing lottery ticket sales in Nevada, but Las Vegans should count on driving to Primm for a couple more years at least.
The Assembly passed changes to the Nevada Constitution on Monday, but the Senate must still approve them this year. And then the legislation has to pass the Legislature again in 2025. If that succeeds, it would open the door to new laws in a state that has outlawed lotteries since 1864.
That’s a lot of hoops for Assembly Joint Resolution 5 (AJR5), but it’s still got a heartbeat.
While it appeared a mix of Democrats and Republicans were on board as AJR5 passed 26-15, Republican Assemblyman Bert Gurr intended to vote against it and made an error in casting his vote.