Las Vegas Casinos To Reopen After Prolonged Shutdown
The casinos placed the health and safety of the guests as their top priority. Hotel-casinos in Las Vegas required staff and guests to wear masks at all times. Like the other casinos in many states, people lined up outside of the casino entrances upon hearing that the doors open.
The casinos developed their guidelines to protect their staff and guests. The guidelines were based on the requirements laid down by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Guests filled casino floors during reopening, reopening delayed due to protests
D Hotel and Casino on Fremont Street imposed temperature checks in casino entrance before admitting guests. A long line of people was seen waiting for their turn to enter the casino. Minutes later, the casino floor was filled with the lively crowd of travelers and gamblers enjoying the services of a bartender in lingerie and face mask.
Protests over the death of the African-American George Floyd delayed the reopening of the casinos in Las Vegas Strip. The death of Mr. Floyd in the hands of arresting cops went viral on the internet. His death gaining sympathy from everyone and was considered an act of racial discrimination.
A video of the arrest showed the cop kneeling on the victim’s head as he begs for release and struggles to breathe. People were urging the police to release the black man, but he continued pressing his knee, knocking down Floyd. He was later declared dead upon reaching the hospital.
Protests in the Strip turned violent, sending one Las Vegas police to a hospital after taking a bullet.
Another guy claimed to hold several guns was killed outside the federal buildings downtown that same night. Las Vegas Strip casinos resumed business when things settled down.
Virus contagion measures encouraged in the casinos
Operators and employees urged everyone to wear masks in the gambling venue at all times. However, some guests were seen not wearing masks. The management can require staff to wear masks but not the guests. Employees of the casinos always reminded everyone to wear the safety masks inside the gambling venue.
The casinos in the strip limited the number of players at table games to ensure that social distancing is practiced. They also provided that social distancing is exercised in the slot machines. Many resorts resumed their operations, including the Wynn and Encore, the Venetian, Caesars Palace, and the Flamingo, MGM Grand, and New York-New York.
Matt Maddox, chief executive of Wynn Resorts, said that their clients are coming to take a break from the pandemic’s stress. He added that the resort should welcome them with a smile, dignity, and respect.
Gov. Steve Sisolak allowed the casinos to resume businesses as the state balances the health of the people and the billions of dollars of losses the virus brought.
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