Gaming Control Board Now Requiring Masks For Table Games

New Rule Takes Place Immediately

Mitch Kelly
June 18, 2020 - 5:49 am
Nila Davis (L) deals cards to Becky Lewis of Texas at a blackjack table with plexiglass safety shield dividers at Excalibur Hotel & Casino after the Las Vegas Strip

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Citing a declining use of masks as the reason, the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Wednesday is now requiring table game players to wear face coverings inside casinos if those tables do not have shields or partitions between players.

The mask rule also applies to those watching the game behind those players.

The new rules take effect immediately and apply to players of blackjack, roulette, craps, poker and other table games.

Dealers are already required to wear masks and the casinos must supply masks if a guest asks for one.

The new mandatory mask rule does not apply to gamblers playing slots or video poker.

The move comes as the state has seen a recent spike in new positive cases of COVID-19, including a new one-day high of 342 cases on Monday.

For a look at the updated rules from the state GCB, click here.