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Las Vegas casino has created new quarantined rules

The exact opening date for the Las Vegas casino after quarantine has not yet been set, but the Nevada Gambling Control Board has already adopted the rules by which opening gambling establishments will operate.


All Las Vegas casinos, including the world famous Caesar’s, Wynn and MGM, will now have to fill up no more than half of their gambling halls. However, this is unlikely to become a serious limitation for them, because there are very few tourists in Las Vegas, and an increase in their number is not expected in the summer.


Also, gambling establishments of the city will need to maintain certain player limits at one table: blackjack - 3 players; roulette - 4 players; poker - 4 players; craps - 6 players.


Such a restriction creates problems for poker, since playing with four players is unprofitable for both players and gambling establishments, poker player Richard Gilliam believes.


“I understand that the new requirements are only due to security, but they must also take into account the economic component of poker for both sides,” Gilliam added.


Las Vegas gambling establishments will need to submit a full work plan to the Gambling Control Board at least 7 days before opening. Before this, all casino hotels should completely disinfect and clean all surfaces in accordance with the recommendations of the epidemiological service, as well as train their employees in these procedures.


After approval of the provided plan, gambling establishments are required to observe the following rules: place signs on proper hand hygiene and safety measures for sneezing / coughing throughout the casino; instruct employees to stay home if they are sick; Report sick workers with symptoms of COVID-19; carry out additional disinfection and cleaning during the day; require workers to wash their hands regularly; provide employees with personal protective equipment (masks, gloves).


In addition, Las Vegas casinos must comply with social distance measures on slot machines and video poker. For example, set warning signs, increase the distance between slot machines, remove some seats or completely disable part of the slots.


It is worth noting that the net profit of gambling establishments in Las Vegas for the first quarter of 2020 amounted to $ 2.3 billion, which is 29% lower than in the same period last year.


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