Nevada Casinos Reopen For Business After Closure For Coronavirus Pandemic

In This Photo: Elvis Presley
This image was shot with a fisheye lens.) A surgical mask adorns a statue of Elvis Presley in the lobby of the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino after the property opened for the first time since being closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on June 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Presley performed more than 800 shows at the property when it was under different names. Hotel-casinos throughout the state were allowed to open on June 4 as part of a phased reopening of the economy with social distancing guidelines and other restrictions in place. The Westgate, which first opened as the International in 1969, had planned to reopen with designated non-smoking, mask-required table games over half of its casino floor, as well as designated mask-required elevators. On Wednesday, citing updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Nevada Gaming Control Board issued an industry notice updating its health and safety policy. It dictates that all players at table and card games must wear face coverings if there is no barrier between the dealer and each player. The policy applies to spectators or anyone else within six feet of a game. Also, properties must offer face masks or cloth coverings to guests as they enter the casino or have dedicated signage alerting patrons that they are available.
(June 17, 2020 - Source: Getty Images North America)