While casinos in Atlantic City look to be requiring masks upon reopening, and many Arizona and Florida rooms will be doing the same, South Dakota, for example, has not done so.
Throughout the entire city, there are 49 casinos reopening, with a few Downtown casinos opening at 12:01 a.m. One local reporter tweeted a video just minutes after the reopening of The D Las Vegas.
Far more than what casinos will look like when they do open their doors. A Slow Return to Normal. COVID-19 isn’t going to disappear miraculously. As such, many people will continue to self-isolate and avoid crowds, even if businesses are open. As such, the reopening of casinos doesn’t mean people are ready to make a trip and start gambling.
After nearly two months of silent slot machines and empty card tables, several Arizona casinos are starting to reopen their doors — with new sanitation measures in place to ward off COVID-19.
Businesses along the strip are preparing to reopen, with some even taking reservations for June. Gambling Regulations in Las Vegas casinos will change drastically amid the new efforts set to keep staff and guests safe. Establishments will have stricter guidelines, including social distancing rules and sanitizing stations.
Prior to the meeting, the NGCB already received input on the reopening of casinos in the state from Oscar Delgado. Delgado is the chief executive of the healthcare provider, Community Healthcare Alliance, who called for a ban on smoking in casinos in the state. On top of this, Geoconda Arguello-Kline, from the Culinary Union Workers’ Local 226, the state’s largest labor union, called upon.
Sisolak announced on Friday night that he is setting a target date of June 4 for when casinos throughout the state can reopen. This is Memorial Day weekend in the United States, and Las Vegas is always a popular destination for tourists and gamblers. The economy has been hurt by the coronavirus over the last two months, but the industry will.
When the Nevada Gaming Control Board issued its reopening guidelines for casinos, a ban on smoking wasn’t mentioned. Though the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in most indoors spaces, casinos are the exception. “Smoking and vaping are still allowed in these areas; however, a casino operator can designate separate rooms or areas within the establishment as nonsmoking or.