|Nevada Government & Politics|
|World War II & Post-War|
The Gaming Control Board
has the power to investigate the people who apply for a license to operate
a gambling establishment in Nevada. This was a response to the U.S.
Senate investigation of Nevada casinos connections to organized crime,
such as the Mafia. In 1959, the law was altered and the Nevada Gaming
Commission was created. The State Gaming Control Board still checked
on people involved in gambling as well as the casinos they owned.
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