- Some Las Vegas casinos and hotels opened to the public yesterday for the first time since March 17 under Phase 2 of Nevada’s opening.
- In order to open, casinos were required to submit plans outlining social distancing and hygiene measures to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
- At least one casino was swarmed with visitors ignoring social distancing guidelines on Thursday.
- Photos of masked entertainers, plexiglass barriers, and temperature checks show how Las Vegas casinos are reopening.
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Yesterday, Las Vegas hotels and casinos reopened to the public for the first time since March 17.
In order to reopen, hotels had to submit plans for enforcing social distancing and hygiene, such as decommissioning every other slot machine, to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Nevada’s current social distancing guidelines require employees to wear face masks, install hand sanitizer stations, and keep people six feet apart or set up barriers between them. Customers are encouraged, but not required, to wear face masks.
Photos from reopening day offer a glimpse of what casino-goers can expect the next time they make a stop in Vegas. Showgirls at the Flamingo Las Vegas haven’t lost their flair, but have added matching face masks to their costumes …
… as have members of the Royal Court at Caesars Palace.
At the Bellagio hotel, guests had their temperature checked upon arrival.
The Bellagio also installed plexiglass barriers to separate players in its casino.
At the Red Rock Resort, blackjack players sat six feet apart and elbow bumped in celebration.
While dealers and dancers at the the D Las Vegas wore face coverings …
… people swarmed its gaming floor shortly after reopening, ignoring social distancing guidelines.
A video posted to Twitter by Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Mick Akers yesterday of the D Las Vegas’ gaming floor shows customers in close proximity:
— Mick Akers (@mickakers) June 4, 2020
A spokesperson for the D Las Vegas did not immediately return Business Insider’s request for comment yesterday.
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Just 106,900 people visited Las Vegas in April, compared to 3.5 million in April 2019, but reopening crowds suggest that visitors will return to Sin City as casinos and hotels reopen in the coming days.
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