Nevada’s Governor Steve Sisolak has ordered patrons to cover up with masks in indoor spaces – and that includes casinos and poker rooms. The masks can only be removed when patrons are eating or drinking, and the rule also applies to employees.
The governor tightened corona rules after it as found that people weren’t taking recommendations to wear masks seriously, and authorities feared an upswing in Covid19 patients.
“No shirt. No shoes. No mask. No service,” is the way Governor Sisolak put it on Wednesday. His decision comes ahead of the July 4th weekend, where crowds are expected to gather at casinos in Nevada.
Caesars Entertainment decided to take the restrictions one step further and asked their visitors to wear masks at all times – inside and outside – when on their open properties across the nation, including in Louisiana, Mississippi, Iowa, Missouri and Indiana, as well as tribal properites in Arizona, California and North Carolina. As other properties reopen in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois and Ontario, the rules will remain constant. Those who refuse are being askd to leave the property
The situation is similar in California, where casinos and cardrooms have reopened in the south. Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered everyone to wear masks.
In Nevada, a number of poker rooms have already reopened, including Caesars Palace, Venetian, Bellagio, South Point, Orleans and Sahara. While corona restrictions initially ruled that only four players could sit at a poker table, that decree has since been relaxed. Most poker rooms now all five around a table, while Bellagio allows six since there is plexiglass separating players at the table.
Several Las Vegas casinos still remain closed, including:
- Park MGM
- The Cromwell
- Planet Hollywood
- Texas Station
- Main Street Station
- Fiesta Rancho (North Las Vegas)
- Fiesta Henderson (Henderson)
- Eldorado (Henderson)
- Skyline (Henderson