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This Week in Gambling: The first step toward reopening Las Vegas

13 May 2020

We've been waiting for two months, but finally the first steps toward reopening Las Vegas have taken place. J. Todd discusses how many steps there will be and how long each step may take. Also, what do casino workers think about going back to work after coronavirus? Plus, a big surprise from our friends at the Department of Justice.

Las Vegas casinos reopening took a huge step last week as the Gaming Commission approved guidelines proposed by the Control Board a week earlier and Governor Steve Sisolak announced that the first phase of his reopening plan would start a week early. The Nevada Gaming Control Board outlined specific guidelines for Vegas casinos reopening to implement in order to open for business again. Thursday morning, the Nevada Gaming Commission approved those rules and any casinos operating in the Silver State, which have been closed since March 18, will have to implement these policies.

The guidelines included strict social distancing measures including increased distance at slot machines and on how many players can sit at a given gaming table. Under these rules, all poker games would be played as four-max until the guidelines are relaxed as the spread of Coronavirus is deemed under control. Enhanced cleaning techniques would also be used throughout the casino, which would only be allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity.

“We are confident that these policies are sound, not only for our licensees, but for our employees and guests.” said the Gaming Control Board.



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