State Gaming Regulators Release Rules For Casino Re-Openings

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Mitch Kelly
May 04, 2020 - 3:45 pm
Guests gamble on the casino floor at the Riviera Hotel & Casino on April 30, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Nevada's gaming regulators have released a list of procedures that the state's casinos will have to follow to reopen.

The memo calls for gaming venues to send re-opening plans to state regulators for review at least seven days before re-opening.

Those plans for re-opening must include a time when the venue will reopen, what aspects like gaming, entertainment and clubs will be open, and if there are schedules to phase in openings. Agents with the Nevada Gaming Control Board could observe some of the procedures taken to ensure venues are complying, according to the memorandum

Last week, Governor Steve Sisolak extended Nevada's "Stay-At-Home" order until May 15th.

Certain outdoor activities like golf and tennis are allowed and retail shops can open as long as they do a curbside business model similar to what restaurants have been doing.

Sisolak didn't give a target date for casinos to open back up. The governor unveiled a four-phase plan, and said that the re-opening of casinos would be one of the last things initiated.