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Las Vegas casinos respond to 3-week Nevada pause

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Posted at 7:19 PM, Nov 22, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a 3-week Nevada pause due to the rise in COVID-19 cases including extended mask mandates and a reduced capacity cap.

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Casino groups have responded to the new mandates, here are the statements sent so far to 13 Action News.

MGM Resorts International:
“We are aware of the Governor’s new restrictions, effective Tuesday and in place for three weeks, and are immediately working to adjust our operations to comply. This will clearly have a major impact on entertainment and we are working with our partners to determine the path forward. We will share that information as quickly as possible to minimize guest inconvenience. The health and safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority and we remain committed to the comprehensive plan we have put in place. While we recognize these are challenging times, we are encouraged by positive news of vaccines on the horizon and believe deeply that our resilient community will rebound.”

Caesars Entertainment:
“Caesars Entertainment remains focused on the well-being of our team members, guests, and the communities we serve. In compliance with the recent directives from Governor Steve Sisolak, we will move to 25% occupancy on our casino floors and in our restaurants and bars at our Nevada properties, effective Tuesday, November 24.

Our restaurants and bars will remain open. Outlets serving food will require reservations for dine-in and will also continue to provide convenient to-go options. In addition, and as a seamless and contactless alternative to dining in, guests can utilize our expanded mobile ordering service for pick-up or delivery to their hotel rooms at most of our Nevada resorts.

Along with these changes, we will continue to maintain our best-in-class enhanced health and safety protocols throughout our resorts, including physical distancing practices; daily temperature and health screenings for all team members; temperature checks for all hotel guests; the mandatory requirement of masks, which Caesars makes abundantly available; and hand sanitizer stations throughout all properties.”

We will add other statements as we receive them.