The reopening of casinos in Las Vegas after being forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic will entail special requirements for visitors and owners of gambling establishments. In particular, guests will be required to keep a social distance at the tables with roulette and card games, as well as in the halls of slot machines.
It is expected that the work of 35 hotels with casinos will resume on may 22, but according to experts, it will take at least several months to restore the usual flow of tourists. This is due, among other things, to the restrictions that are imposed on players coming to Vegas.
Large hotels will have medical thermal imagers installed and will be asked to seek medical attention if guests with a high temperature are detected. In some institutions, it is possible to introduce a mandatory mask-wearing regime. Industry representatives believe that this will force some tourists to postpone visiting the city.
A report on the current state of Affairs in Las Vegas was shown in the program “Time” on channel One. The dealer is one of the gambling houses, answering a question of the correspondent Giorgi Elisashvili, exclaims: “Who will come to the casino if you have to wear masks and gloves? No one goes to the lab for a vacation!”.
At the same time, entertainment complexes and exhibition halls will be closed until at least July, and in the casinos themselves, at the request of the Nevada gaming control Board, companies of up to six people will be allowed to gather at the dice tables, and the blackjack tables will be designed for a maximum of three players. Owners of gambling establishments will be required to regularly disinfect chips, playing cards, dice and other props.
Against this background, the famous Las Vegas hotels and casinos are lowering their prices for accommodation to attract guests. So, the cost of living without resort fees and taxes in New York – New York now starts from just $ 29 per night, at the Sahara hotel is $ 76, just under $ 100 at Treasure Island and Caesars Palace, and at one of the most famous hotels in Vegas, the Bellagio-from $ 139.
Las Vegas casinos were closed due to an adverse epidemiological situation on March 19, 2020. Such an order was issued by the Governor of the state of Nevada Steve Sisolak. The special regime was expected to last for a month.