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Nevada Gaming Board issues statement about continued closure of casinos

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 23:22:19-04

Pursuant to Gov. Sisolak’s Declaration of Emergency Directive 002 issued on March 18, 2020, the Nevada Gaming Control Board will continue to enforce the temporary closure of all gaming operations in the State, subject to further directives from the Office of the Governor.

“As a statewide regulatory and law enforcement agency, the Board remains steadfast in ensuring compliance with the statewide emergency directives within the Board’s jurisdiction,” said Chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan.

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The Board has issued a Policy Memorandum regarding the Procedures for Reopening after Temporary Closure Due to COVID-19 to assist licensees preparing to reopen on a timeline consistent with the governor’s directive and future directives from the Board.


The Policy Memorandum is not intended to be exhaustive, and the Board will continue to work with the Office of the Governor, along with federal, state, and local health authorities to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of Nevada’s residents and its visitors.

In addition, there will be continued guidance and best practices issued by health authorities for mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

When gaming operations are allowed to resume, the Board expects each licensee to comply with such health guidance.

“The Gaming Control Board is committed to the safe reopening of Nevada’s gaming industry, and will assist licensees where needed to reopen as efficiently as possible while complying with applicable gaming statutes, regulations, and policies. A safe, thoughtful, and efficient resumption of gaming operations in this State will help both Nevada and its residents recover from this pandemic,” said Chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan.