Poker gamers and occasion individuals rejoiced Thursday because the Las Vegas strip reopened, however one thing in Sin Metropolis is completely different.
Sinks for hand-washing, dispensers for masks and gloves, and plexiglass round desk video games now fill casinos, that are additionally working at half capability. Slot machines and tables had been spaced out to take care of social distance.
Numerous casinos put different security measures in place. On the Bellagio, employees underwent physique temperature screening, and seals on resort room doorways inspired company to enter solely after present process a deep clear. Friends had been additionally given hand sanitizer and a stylus to keep away from touching slot screens or elevator buttons with their fingers.
“We’re a hospitality firm, we’re an leisure firm, however on the identical time, we wish to do that the appropriate manner,” mentioned John Flynn, MGM Resorts vp of administration, advised the Wall Avenue Journal.
Regardless of the precautions, a stream of company returned to the strip, wanting to gamble for the primary time since casinos halted operations in March. Nightclubs, large reveals and plenty of retailers remained closed.
Elevated sanitization and related safeguards had been seen in Miami, as some accommodations in Florida reopened earlier this week.
About half of the 989 casinos within the U.S. have reopened because the coronavirus shutdown, together with 257 industrial casinos and 237 tribal casinos as of Thursday morning, in keeping with the American Gaming Affiliation, an business group. [WSJ] — Sasha Jones
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