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Traffic streaks along Las Vegas boulevard on Monday, March 20, 2017. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

Ask state lawmakers what they have in common with their 62 colleagues, and they’ll probably mention a love for Nevada or desire to craft good public policy.

The might be true, but there’s another thread that ties each Nevada lawmaker together — they’ve all taken money from the state’s powerful gaming industry.

Casinos, resorts and individual executives gave more than $1.9 million directly to the 63 members of the Legislature during the 2016 election, almost a fifth of the $10.8 million aggregate total reported by all Assembly and Senate members.

That total only represents direct donations from the gaming industry to lawmakers, and doesn’t include any potential industry money transferred from political action committees and inter-candidate transfers that also made up a significant chunk of contributions.

At least seven casinos gave over six figures to lawmakers, led by MGM Resorts ($351,000) and the Las Vegas Sands ($310,500). A majority of donations — $1.07 million — came into Democrats, but Republican, who make up the minority in Carson City, reported receiving more than $839,000 throughout the 2016 campaign cycle.

The top recipient of casino dollars was a Republican — freshman Sen. Heidi Gansert. Gansert, a former Republican Assembly member who defeated attorney Devon Reese in 2016, raised more than $162,000 from casino industry groups during the campaign, including $30,000 from various properties belonging to the Las Vegas Sands.

Other major recipients included mostly legislative leadership or individual lawmakers who won competitive races. Behind Gansert, top recipients included Democratic Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford ($90,750), Republican Sen. Scott Hammond ($88,000) and Democratic Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson ($74,250).

Nevada law prohibits more contributions of more than $10,000 per election cycle for a primary and general election, but several casinos were able to get around the limits by sending the donations in through different properties or businesses.

As always, we’ve triple checked our numbers and math, but if anything seems off feel free to contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].

TOP 10 RECIPIENTS OF GAMING CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $162,400 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $90,750 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $88,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)
  • $74,250 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $69,500 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (R)
  • $71,200 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)
  • $67,000 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $65,000 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $61,000 to Senator Pete Goicoechea (R)
  • $58,500 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)

GAMING COMPANIES:

MGM Resorts (including the MGM Grand and Bellagio): $351,000

  • $20,000 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $18,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $15,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $15,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)
  • $12,500 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (R)
  • $10,000 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $10,000 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $10,000 to Assemblyman Justin Watkins (D)
  • $10,000 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $10,000 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $10,000 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $10,000 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)
  • $10,000 to Senator Pete Goicoechea (R)
  • $10,000 to Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D)
  • $8,500 to Assemblyman Keith Pickard (R)
  • $7,500 to Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D)
  • $7,500 to Senator Julia Ratti (D)
  • $7,500 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
  • $6,500 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $6,500 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Becky Harris (R)
  • $5,000 to Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman Chris Brooks (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Dina Neal (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman James Ohrenschall (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman John Ellison (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury (R)
  • $5,000 to Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Tick Segerblom (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D)
  • $4,000 to Assemblywoman Heidi Swank (D)
  • $4,000 to Assemblyman John Hambrick (R)
  • $3,500 to Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno (D)
  • $3,500 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $3,500 to Assemblyman Will McCurdy (D)
  • $3,500 to Senator Yvanna Cancela (D)
  • $3,500 to Assemblywoman Brittney Miller (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Edgar Flores (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen (D)

Las Vegas Sands Corp/Sands Expo & Convention/Venetian Casino Resort: $310,500

  • $30,000 to Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R)
  • $30,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $30,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)
  • $20,000 to Senator Pete Goicoechea (R)
  • $15,000 to Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R)
  • $10,000 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $10,000 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $10,000 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (R)
  • $10,000 to Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R)
  • $10,000 to Assemblyman John Hambrick (R)
  • $10,000 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $10,000 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $10,000 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)
  • $10,000 to Assemblywoman Robin Titus (R)
  • $7,500 to Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman Al Kramer (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman James Ohrenschall (D)
  • $5,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman Jim Marchant (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman John Ellison (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman Keith Pickard (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman Richard McArthur (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Amber Joiner (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Dina Neal (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Edgar Flores (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D)
  • $500 to Senator Don Gustavson (R)

Boyd Gaming (including The Orleans Hotel & Casino/Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall): $202,500

  • $15,000 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (R)
  • $12,500 to Senator Michael Roberson (R)
  • $12,500 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)
  • $11,000 to Assemblyman John Hambrick (R)
  • $11,000 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $10,000 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $10,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $10,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)
  • $9,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $8,500 to Assemblyman Keith Pickard (R)
  • $5,500 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $5,500 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $4,500 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $4,000 to Senator Tick Segerblom (D)
  • $3,500 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $3,000 to Assemblywoman Amber Joiner (D)
  • $3,000 to Assemblyman Chris Brooks (D)
  • $3,000 to Assemblywoman Dina Neal (D)
  • $3,000 to Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle (D)
  • $3,000 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Keith Pickard (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Will McCurdy (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Al Kramer (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno (D)
  • $2,000 to Senator Julia Ratti (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Justin Watkins (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman Edgar Flores (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblywoman Heidi Swank (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman James Ohrenschall (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury (R)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D)

Dotty's: $168,000

  • $10,000 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $10,000 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $10,000 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)
  • $6,000 to Senator Pete Goicoechea (R)
  • $6,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)
  • $5,500 to Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R)
  • $5,000 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $5,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Tick Segerblom (D)
  • $3,500 to Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D)
  • $3,500 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (R)
  • $3,500 to Assemblyman John Ellison (R)
  • $3,500 to Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury (R)
  • $3,500 to Assemblywoman Robin Titus (R)
  • $3,500 to Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Al Kramer (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Amber Joiner (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Dina Neal (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman James Ohrenschall (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Keith Pickard (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Ozzie Fumo (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Richard McArthur (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman William McCurdy (D)
  • $2,000 to Senator James Settelmeyer (R)
  • $2,000 to Senator Joe Hardy (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Heidi Swank (D)

Station Casinos (Palace Station/ Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino/Station Casino/Sunset Station/Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel/ Wildfire Casino/Wild Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel/ Red Rock Casino/Green Valley Ranch/Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company/Boulder Station Hotel & Casino/Fiesta Rancho/Fiesta Henderson): $139,000

  • $13,000 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $11,500 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (R)
  • $10,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $10,000 to Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R)
  • $9,500 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)
  • $8,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $5,500 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $5,500 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D)
  • $3,500 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $3,000 to Senator Julia Ratti (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator James Settelmeyer (R)
  • $2,500 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Chris Brooks (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (D)
  • $1,500 to Senator Becky Harris (R)
  • $1,500 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman John Hambrick (R)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman Justin Watkins (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $1,500 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Al Kramer (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Keith Pickard (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Willliam McCurdy (D)

Caesars Entertainment: $137,500

  • $10,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $8,500 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $6,500 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)
  • $5,500 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $5,500 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (D)
  • $5,000 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman John Hambrick (R)
  • $5,000 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
  • $4,000 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $3,500 to Assemblyman Chris Brooks (D)
  • $3,500 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $3,000 to Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D)
  • $3,000 to Assemblyman Jim Marchant (R)
  • $3,000 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $3,000 to Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator Becky Harris (R)
  • $2,500 to Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R)
  • $2,500 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Dina Neal (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman James Settelmeyer  (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Keith Pickard (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator Tick Segerblom
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury (R)
  • $2,000 to Senator Pete Goicoechea (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Will McCurdy (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman Al Kramer (R)
  • $1,500 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Brittney Miller (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Amber Joiner (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Don Gustavson (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Edgar Flores (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Heidi Swank (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman James Ohrenschall (D)
  • $1,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Julia Ratti (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Justin Watkins (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Mark Manendo (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Patricia Farley (NP)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson

Grand Sierra Resort & Casino: $109,000

  • $5,000 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $5,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Julia Ratti (D)
  • $5,000 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)
  • $5,000 to Senator Pete Goicoechea (R)
  • $5,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
  • $4,000 to Assemblywoman Dina Neal (D)
  • $4,000 to Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R)
  • $4,000 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $4,000 to Senator Tick Segerblom (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Edgar Flores (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman John Ellison (R)
  • $2,500 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator Mark Manendo (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Heidi Swank (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Amber Joiner (D)

Wynn Resorts: $93,000

  • $20,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $10,000 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $7,000 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (R)
  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $5,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $5,000 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $4,500 to Assemblyman John Hambrick (R)
  • $4,000 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Justin Watkins (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Chris Brooks (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $2,000 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblywoman Heidi Swank (D)
  • $1,500 to Senator Mark Manendo (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman William McCurdy (D)

Association of Gaming and Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM): $61,750

  • $5,000 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $3,000 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $3,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $3,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)
  • $3,000 to Senator Tick Segerblom (D)
  • $2,500 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $2,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman James Ohrenschall (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman John Hambrick (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $2,000 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $2,000 to Senator Pete Goicoechea (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D)
  • $1,500 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $1,500 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $1,500 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $1,500 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D)
  • $1,250 to Assemblyman Edgar Flores (D)
  • $1,250 to Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Dina Neal (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle (D)
  • $750 to Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D)
  • $750 to Senator Julia Ratti (D)
  • $750 to Assemblyman Keith Pickard (R)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Brittney Miller (D)
  • $500 to Assemblyman Chris Brooks (D)
  • $500 to Senator Don Gustavson (R)
  • $500 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (R)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $500 to Assemblyman John Ellison (R)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner (R)
  • $500 to Senator Mark Manendo (D)
  • $500 to Senator Mo Denis (D)
  • $500 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $500 to Senator Patricia Farley (NP)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D)

Golden Entertainment/Golden Tavern Group/Golden Gaming: $48,750

  • $6,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $4,000 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $4,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $2,500 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $2,000 to Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson (R)
  • $2,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)
  • $1,500 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman John Hambrick (R)
  • $1,500 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Becky Harris (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman James Ohrenschall (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Patricia Spearman (I)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Tick Segerblom (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D)
  • $750 to Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R)
  • $750 to Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury (R)
  • $750 to Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D)
  • $500 to Assemblyman Chris Brooks (D)
  • $500 to Assemblyman Chris Edwards (R)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Dina Neal (D)
  • $500 to Assemblyman Edgar Flores (D)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $500 to Assemblyman John Ellison (R)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (D)
  • $500 to Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle (D)
  • $500 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod (D)
  • $250 to Assemblywoman Amber Joiner (D)
  • $250 to Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno (D)
  • $250 to Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R)
  • $250 to Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner (R)
  • $250 to Assemblywoman Robin Titus (R)
  • $250 to Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D)
  • $250 to Assemblyman Skip Daly (D)
  • $250 to Assemblyman William McCurdy (D)

Peppermill Casinos: $41,000

  • $3,500 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator Becky Harris (R)
  • $2,500 to Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R)
  • $2,500 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson (D)
  • $2,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $1,500 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman James Oscarson (R)
  • $1,500 to Assemblyman Paul Anderson (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Amber Joiner (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator David Parks (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Dina Neal (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Ira Hansen (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman John Hambrick (R)
  • $1,000 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Julia Ratti (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Mark Manendo (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Tick Segerblom (D)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel (D)
  • $500 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $500 to Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury (R)
  • $500 to Assemblyman Richard Carrillo (D)

South Point Hotel & Casino, which is owned by longtime casino executive Michael Gaughan: $12,500

  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Al Kramer
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $2,500 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson (D)

Century Gaming Technologies: $12,000

  • $3,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $3,000 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Steve Yeager (D)
  • $2,500 to Senator Tick Segerblom (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson

American Wagering Inc.: $11,000

  • $2,000 to Senator Tick Segerblom (D)
  • $1,000 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $1,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman John Hambrick (R)
  • $1,000 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Kelvin Atkinson (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz (D)
  • $1,000 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)

Eldorado Hotel Casino/Eldorado Resorts/Circus Circus Reno: $6,750

  • $8,500 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $140.32 to Senator Pat Spearman (D)

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa $5,500

  • $2,500 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)
  • $1,000 to Senator Julia Ratti (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner (R)
  • $1,000 to Senator Scott Hammond (R)

Tamarack Crossing: $5,000

  • $5,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)

Marnell Gaming LLC, which owns the Sparks Nugget and the Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino: $10,000

  • $10,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)

Nugget Casino Resort: $5,000

  • $5,000 to Senator Julia Ratti (D)

Bill Noonan, senior vice president of industry and governmental affairs for Boyd Gaming Corporation: $2,000

  • $2,000 to Assemblyman Elliot Anderson (D)

Silver Legacy: $1,750

  • $1,750 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)

Gerald and Nancy Erwin, owner of sports betting group Sports Consultants of Nevada, Inc: $1,500

  • $1,500 to Assemblyman Ozzie Fumo

Bonanza Casino: $1,000

  • $1,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)

Club Cal Neva: $500

  • $500 to Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R)

Moulin Rouge Holdings, LLC: $300

  • $300 to Assemblyman William McCurdy (D)

INDIVIDUALS:

Mike Sloan & Barbara Molasky. Sloan is the Senior Vice President of Government Relations at Station Casinos and Molasky is a prominent Las Vegas philanthropist: $11,000

  • $2,500 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $2,500 to Assemblyman Steve Yeager
  • $2,000 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $2,000 to Senator Nicole Cannizzaro (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Julia Ratti (D)

Randolph Townsend, a former state senator and member of the state’s Gaming Control Board: $10,000

  • $10,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)

Charles Mathewson, former IGT CEO: $10,000

  • $10,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)

Glenn Christenson, a former executive with Station Casinos and current Board of Director member of Stewart Information Services: $6,000

  • $2,000 to Senator Becky Harris (R)
  • $2,000 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (D)
  • $1,000 to Senator Patricia Farley (I)

John Koster, chief of operations for Harrah’s in Northern Nevada: $1,000

  • $1,000 to Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R)

Lud Corrao, founder of Corrao Construction (now Marnell Corrao Associates) that helped build several prominent Strip properties including Wynn Las Vegas, the Bellagio and Treasure Island: $1,000

  • $1,000 to Senator Don Gustavson (R)

Darren Wilson, assistant director of marketing at Westgate Resorts: $1,000

  • $1,000 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)

Uri & Sabrena Clinton. Uri is an executive at MGM Resorts: $950

  • $250 to Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson (D)
  • $250 to Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford (D)
  • $250 to Assembyman Tyrone Thompson (D)
  • $200 to Assemblyman William McCurdy (D)

Virginia Valentine, director of the Nevada Resorts Association: $700

  • $500 to Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams (D)
  • $200 to Assembly Minority Leader Paul Anderson (R)

Michonne Ascuaga, former Nevada Gaming Commission member: $650

  • $500 to Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (R)
  • $150 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)

Ben Farahi, former chief financial officer of Monarch Casino: $500

  • $500 to Senator Heidi Gansert (R)

Photo: Traffic streaks along Las Vegas boulevard on Monday, March 20, 2017. (Jeff Scheid/The Nevada Independent)

Disclosure: Several Indy donors are mentioned in this story. You can see a full list of donors here.

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