Concealed Carry in Casinos?
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  1. Concealed Carry in Casinos?

    I have a Louisiana CWP. I visit Louisiana Casinos on a regular basis as well as the Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos.

    Is concealed carry legal in Louisiana and Mississippi Casinos?

  2. I live in Louisiana and have a la license. It is illegal to carry in a Casino. There are typically signs on the doors also. Not sure about mississippi but in each case Id look into actual law before I take word of another individual on this site or any other.

  3. I believe federal law prohibits carrying a firearm into any casino, in any state

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    I am with wes. As far as I know, it's illegal in any casino

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRW View Post
    I am with wes. As far as I know, it's illegal in any casino
    Not true. Casinos are not federal property. Check your state laws before posting a answer (and before you believe one that someone else has posted)

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    The only relevant part of the MS statue reads:
    any portion of an establishment, licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, that is primarily devoted to dispensing alcoholic beverages; any portion of an establishment in which beer or light wine is consumed on the premises, that is primarily devoted to such purpose;
    As the primary business of a casino is to extract your money from you, the consensus is that CC is legal if the casino has no signage, which most here do. I wouldn't go to the bar area though.

    This does not include casinos on Indian Reservation property, where carry is illegal.

    MS State gaming laws also do not prohibit CC by customers, though all employees are prevented from bringing firearms on the premises, including in their vehicle. Haven't been to a casino in quite a while, but supposedly now the security guards are not armed.

    Trespassing laws still apply though, and if you are asked to leave for any reason you must do so. It is illegal to carry a firearm in MS if you are consuming alcohol.

    Surfed around a bit, seems that all Tunica casinos have signage, and the Gulf Coast ones did pre-Katrina, but not today.

    MS law allows you to keep a concealed weapon in your vehicle, so if you decide not to CC inside and hit the big one, you can ask for an escort to your vehicle.

    Did not read LA statutes but seems that LA CC laws read just like MS laws, and pretty much everything above also applies to LA, including Indian casinos.

    Supposedly CC is now legal in Las Vegas....I've never been so have no idea.
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  7. In Nevada, very few casinos are posted, so carry is OK. If thy "make" you they will ask you to leave (they can ask you to leave for any or no reason).

    I know of no Indian casinos where you can carry without permission from the Indian Councel (and they don't give permission). Same with Indian liquor and smoke shops.

    larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by wes_wallace82 View Post
    I believe federal law prohibits carrying a firearm into any casino, in any state
    Quote Originally Posted by CRW View Post
    I am with wes. As far as I know, it's illegal in any casino
    Nope. Depends on state law. In Washington, firearms are legal in Casinos, open carried or concealed. Tribal lands, in Washington state, are nothing more really than private property. If you don't obey the tribal rules, on tribal lands, as a non-indian, the most they can do is remove you from the reservation under threat of trespassing, otherwise standard state laws apply to non-indians on the reservations and there is no state (or Federal) law against carrying in casinos, again...in Washington.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wes_wallace82 View Post
    I believe federal law prohibits carrying a firearm into any casino, in any state
    Definitely not Federal Law. Don't know about other parts of the country, but it is perfectly legal in Nevada (non-Tribal lands). If casinos find out, they will ask you to leave. If you don't leave, you can be charged with trespassing. That is it in Nevada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lchurch View Post
    In Nevada, very few casinos are posted, so carry is OK. If thy "make" you they will ask you to leave (they can ask you to leave for any or no reason).

    I know of no Indian casinos where you can carry without permission from the Indian Councel (and they don't give permission). Same with Indian liquor and smoke shops.

    larry
    Even if casinos are posted, the signs are pretty much worthless. No casino has metal detectors at the entrances, and the casinos are not mentioned anywhere in the NRS. If you are caught, the casino can ask you to leave. If you don't leave, the casino can ask the police to cite you for trespassing.

    That is for non-Indian casinos. Tribal land is a whole different story from the rest of the state.

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