Nevada casinos will look different when they reopen. Here’s what you need to know

  • Nevada Gaming Commission approves the Gaming Control Board’s casinos reopening policies
  • New opening policies will include headcounts, surveillance and using the property’s slot accounting system to monitor the number of people on the casino’s floor
  • Gaming authorities will require all casinos to employ within their staff ‘crowd police’ to make sure guests are respecting social distancing rules
  • Dealers will be supplied with hand sanitiser for themselves as well as for guests
  • Get familiar with the new limits on the number of players per table

The Nevada Gaming Commission approves the Gaming Control Board’s casinos reopening policies. 

“The Nevada Gaming Commission, which is considered the final authority on regulations and licensing, unanimously approved the guidelines that were released last week by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which sets rules and regulations,” News 3 Las Vegas.

Since the outbreak of the virus in the US and as of Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 1,322,164 cases had been confirmed in the country with 78,616 deaths reported.

 In Nevada, 5,884 cases of coronavirus had been reported with 301 deaths recorded.

In response to the growing number of cases across the country, Steve Sisolak, the Nevada Governor, ordered the closure of all nonessential businesses in the state which included casinos. 

The directive led to many financial problems on the Las Vegas Strip and the top operators in the state including Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, and Wynn Resorts.

Under the guidelines approved Thursday, casinos will be limited to 50% of the occupancy allowed in buildings

Casinos allowed to re-open

After almost two brutal months of full closure, casinos are expected to resume operations under new limits. 

“These new limits will include headcounts, surveillance and using the property’s slot accounting system to monitor the number of people on the casino’s floor,” USA Today.

It is noteworthy to mention that the new policies will affect over 400 casinos across Nevada and are expected to remain in effect for a long time. 

Gaming machines

Social distancing will be enforced heavily across all casinos, once they re-open, guests can expect to have a stool separating every other machine. 

Gaming authorities will require all casinos to employ within their staff ‘crowd police’ to make sure guests are respecting social distancing rules. 

Table games and card games

Casinos are expected to limit the number of players on card and dice games. Moreover, groups will not be allowed to gather around the gaming tables. 

Dealers will be supplied with hand sanitiser for themselves as well as for guests. 

Furthermore, following items will be disinfected any time a new player touches them; Cards, chips, rails, chairs, dice, card shoes, shufflers, wheels, Pai Gow tiles, pit podiums, blackjack discard holders, and toke boxes. 

Get familiar with the new limits on the number of players per table;

  • Three players per blackjack table.
  • Six players per craps table.
  • Four players per roulette table.
  • Four players per poker table.
I'm Adam Shaw, Senior Editor and one of the first members at VegasSlots. I'm a massive football sports fan but also love casinos and occasional trips to Las Vegas. Gaming runs in the family

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