Underage drinking is a serious concern in Nevada, and police agencies across the state are working to remind retailers, alcohol servers, and teens that if they do not abide by the laws, they will face consequences. Students are returning to classes for the Fall semester. Many young adults are moving in to dorms and living on their own for the first time. For many, that means a new sense of freedom.
Many students will be busy adjusting to their new schedules, making new friends, and in many cases, partying around and off campus. A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicates that almost 38% of young adults Nevada have engaged in binge drinking (SAMHSA). If you work selling or serving alcoholic beverages, be on the lookout for underage drinkers, and make sure to always check for valid identification. Additionally, remember to keep a close eye on patrons and make sure no one is over-served. Even adults ages 21 and over need to be monitored closely to keep things safe. For more tips on stopping underage drinkers, read our blog post, “A Dangerous Cocktail –Teen Drinking.”
Police are stepping up their patrols around the state. Don’t forget, alcohol education in mandatory in both Clark and Washoe counties. In addition to online and classes in Las Vegas, TAM® of Nevada is able to conduct alcohol awareness online course proctoring in Reno, and offers courses for individuals once a month in Mesquite.
Are you looking for a job in the service industry in Las Vegas, Nevada? Show employers you’re ready to get to work, and serious about finding a job, by getting your TAM® Card.
Before working in Nevada in the hotel, gaming, food and beverage industries, it may be mandatory for you to have a TAM® Card. The big question is, who exactly needs a TAM Card?
- Anyone, working at any venue, who sells or serves alcohol to the public.
- Security guards who work at those venues.
- Clerks and cashiers at retail stores that sell sealed alcoholic beverages.
- Anyone selling or serving alcoholic beverages at a festival or special event, even if it is just for one night.
Our customers often ask about age requirements too. You must be at least 16 years old to get a TAM Card. In Nevada, individuals 16 – 17 years of age may act as a cashier and ring up an order for sealed alcohol if they employed at a retail store and supervised by an adult (age 18+). To serve alcohol, a person must be 21 or older. County and city laws may be stricter.
With enforcement efforts on the rise, why risk having trouble with something like not being properly trained and certified? Local police agencies in Nevada have been increasing their decoy operations and busting establishments and their employees for selling alcohol to minors. Additionally, if someone is busted serving alcohol to a minor, one of the first things law enforcement may do is check their alcohol awareness card to verify that it is valid. Don’t wait – sign up for the only official online alcohol awareness course, and get your TAM Card today.
Our office will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day. Please see below for our holiday office hours. Our office will be closed Monday, May 27, and will re-open for normal business hours on May 28.
The online TAM course is still available 24/7 at http://www.tamnevda.com!
- Saturday May 25 – Office open 8:30am-5:00pm. TAM class at 10:00am.
- Sunday May 26 – Office Closed
- Monday May 27 – Office Closed
The always popular Electric Daisy Carnival festival is less than 100 days away. We’re offering a special discount code for anyone who needs to get their TAM Card® to work at the event. Use promo code EDC2019 for $5 off your alcohol awareness training and TAM Card when you register at the TAM of Nevada website. Don’t delay – only the first 50 people who use this promo code will receive the discount.
Volunteers and employees will descend onto the festival grounds at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from May 17-19 to help serve and sell alcoholic beverages. If you’re planning to work at this event, make sure you are prepared. Alcohol awareness cards are required for anyone selling or serving alcoholic beverages for any length of time. That includes special one-time events and festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival… and the TAM® Card is the number one choice of employers in Las Vegas.
To register for a class and get your TAM Card, visit our website today.