The work card statute has been in effect since 1947, and requires that all employees who work on the premises where liquor and gaming are present must obtain a work card.
Work card issuance is regulated by Clark County & the City of Las Vegas The purpose of the work card is to document, investigate and license all employees of the gaming and liquor industry, as well as those employees involved with a privileged business.
There are now 2 types of work cards. If the business in gaming related then the work card is handled by the employer.
If the business is a privileged business then you need to apply to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. You must have a signed referral slip from your prospective employer before applying for a Work Card.
For more information on Work Cards visit the
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Work Card Information Web Page