Las Vegas Goes Dark as Nevada Casinos Ordered to Close

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Nevada has been ordered to temporarily close casinos within its borders following an order from Governor Steve Sisolak in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The executive order from the governor was issued yesterday and requires all casinos in Nevada to shut down their gaming operations for at least 30 days, beginning at 11:59pm on March 17th. All gaming devices, machines, tables, or other software related to betting needed to be shut down by that time.

Nevada's gaming regulator, the Nevada Gaming Control Board will enforce the closure.

Without a doubt, this closure will be devastating to the state of Nevada and its residents, who largely rely on visitors coming to casinos in Las Vegas. Our thoughts are with all of those affected, and we'll keep readers updated as the story develops.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.