Nevada Casino Capacity Will Be Limited When Re-Opened

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When the state of Nevada allows casinos to re-open, the sites will be restricted to 50% capacity in order to hopefully slow the spread of Covid-19.

The casino industry has effectively been shut down in the United States, save for the states that allow online betting. This has cost the industry billions in revenues and kept hundreds of thousands unemployed throughout the Silver State. It appears that the state's government is making plans to re-open the casinos, but is stipulating that casinos must have a plan to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus if they want to start conducting business again.

Distance limits will also likely be put in place, with players at slot machines unlikely to be able to sit next to each other. This will also likely apply to table games, where punters often sit elbow to elbow.

In an advisory put out by the Nevada Gaming Control Board the regulator said, "Licensees' plans should detail how compliance with this occupancy limit reduction will be achieved, which may include, without limitation, head counts (sic) by security personnel, utilization of a licensee's existing surveillance systems and making use of a licensee's slot accounting system to aid in monitoring the number of patrons on the casino floor."

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4 May 2020 - 12:07pm

If you've ever been to the Strip, you know just how crowded it is on the streets and in those casinos. Limiting to 50% capacity will be an interesting endeavor to see implemented... heck some of the less-popular spots may see an uptick in business if Caesars, Paris, and other popular casinos are filled.


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5 May 2020 - 5:36pm

Yeah, that's probably a fair point slim.

I'm most concerned about those who will be out of job because of it..but I guess once reopened it wont be too long before casinos will be allowed to work on full potential...unless...there's something unusual happens I guess.