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.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board is introducing new rules for all casinos when they are given the go-ahead to reopen.
Though no date is in place, some hotels, including the Venetian, are accepting reservations for early June, according to its websites.
Once properties are allowed to open doors, the new regulations will go into effect, changing the way casinos operate on a day to day basis.
All establishments will have to operate gambling floors at half capacity and will include new table rules for poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps, as explained by the NGCB.
The official guidelines set forth by the board also states that "the floor plan for gaming machines creates proper social distancing between patrons."
Casinos will be expected to ensure a safe distance is maintained between each player.
Chairs will be removed from the front of every other machine to discourage players from sitting too close.
Tables will be limited to "three players per blackjack table, six players per craps 4 tables, four players per roulette table, and four players per poker table."
Dice, cards, and all other communal surfaces will be required to be sanitized any time a new person comes into contact with them.
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Dealers will also have hand sanitizer and wipes so individuals can clean their hands and areas before and after playing.
Guests are also discouraged from congregating in public spaces, including around tables or in front of restaurants.
These new rules will help both employees and guests maintain healthy practices while on the casino floor and throughout the hotels.
Governor Ducey tweeted on May 15: "We know this virus is not gone, so it's up to us to take care of ourselves and one other and follow the rules, regulations & guidelines."
It seems casinos are in agreement with his statement and are working to ensure the utmost safety.
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