It is unlawful for any person at a licensed gaming establishment to use, or possess with the intent to use, any device to assist:
1. In projecting the outcome of the game.
2. In keeping track of the cards played.
I mean, can it be any clearer? You can't use a computer to track the cards played. PERIOD.
How about NRS 465.070?
To place, increase or decrease a bet, or to determine the course of play after acquiring knowledge, not available to all players, of the outcome of the game or any event that affects the outcome of the game or which is the subject of the bet or to aid anyone in acquiring such knowledge for the purpose of placing, increasing or decreasing a bet or determining the course of play contingent upon that event or outcome.
I think the key phrase is "determine the course of play after acquiring knowledge". Shuffle or deal another hand? That is certainly determining the course of play. Since the machine uses specially marked cards, I think it can be argued that it is using information "not available to all players". Unless of course they want to hand out machine readers to the players, so we can also scan the cards before making a bet.
To manipulate, with the intent to cheat, any component of a gaming device in a manner contrary to the designed and normal operational purpose for the component, including, but not limited to, varying the pull of the handle of a slot machine, with the knowledge that the manipulation affects the outcome of the game or with knowledge of any event that affects the outcome of the game.
I would say that a shoe of cards is a 'component' of a gaming device. And just like varying the pull of the handle of a slot machine, varying the point at which you shuffle, using the knowledge gained from a device that projects the outcome of the game, is illegal. Premature shuffle is certainly a manipulation, and it is done with the intent to cheat the player.
It just surprises me that Nevada has become so fat and lazy. With all the competition all over the country -- YOU ARE NO LONGER THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN, NEVADA! Instead of going out of their way to make things above board, they are constantly pushing the envelope. One advantage Nevada has over largely unregulated Indian Casinos is the idea that you are assured that games are fair in Nevada. So then they turn around and blow it!
1) Station Casinos are able to cheat on their bingo coverall game promotion. The supposedly 'random' card generation isn't random at all, it is stacked against the player making hitting the big advertised jackpot all but impossible.
2) Employee of company making Keno slot machines was able to get rigged machines into the casinos. He played them and won a couple hundred thousand. The employee died of a mysterious suicide shortly after being detected. Has anyone heard of the company being fined for allowing this to happen? What about the casinos who paid this really 'lucky' guy?
3) How many times have big jackpot winners been denied a payoff? Seems if you hit a really big slot machine payoff, the casino immediately goes into hyper-mode trying to find a machine malfunction and disallowing the jackpot. How about this for a rule? If something a casino employee does, causes a machine to malfunction and give a jackpot -- PAY THE PLAYER THE JACKPOT -- that will teach them to be more careful with their machines and avoid malfunctions instead of encouraging them.
I think this is the way to fight the mind play machine. Yes, Vegas used to be run by a bunch of crooks and gangsters, BUT THE GAMBLING WAS FAIR! Now, it is run by a bunch of reputable corporations, AND THEY CHEAT AT THE GAMES!
Publicize the next mega-jackpot winner, who isn't paid because an employee left a slip of paper in the machine, or forgot to close one of the locks, and point out the other shady 'schemes' the casinos are able to run with the Gaming Commission's blessing. Then lump a MP cheating machine into the mix as another example.
That way, when a legitimate AP is hasseled, the public will think, "Not only do they cheat, but if you do manage to win by your wits, they might come and handcuff me!"