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Nevada's gaming industry, Culinary Union react to casinos possibly reopening

Posted at 8:56 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 23:56:41-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — Nevada's Gov. Steve Sisolak released a reopening target date of June 4 for casinos on Friday.

Since Sisolak's announcement, Nevada's gaming industry and Culinary Union have released their statements on the tentative reopening date.

Nevada Gov. Sisolak sets target date of June 4 for reopening gaming industry

Boyd Gaming released a statement saying in part:

"This is an exciting announcement for our company and the entire state. We are ready to get back to business. The health and safety of our guests and team members are extremely important to us, and we will do this right."

Caesars Entertainment also released a statement saying in part:

"...we are excited to welcome our guests and our employees back to our properties. The company intends to comply with all reopening directives from the Governor and from the Nevada Gaming Control Board."

The Culinary Union released its statement raising concerns over casino safety writing in part:

"As casinos move to reopen, the Culinary Union will not allow workers to be experimented with. The idea that each gaming company can come up with their own plans, keep those plans secret, and hope that one bad employer doesn't harm workers and the entire industry is a potential disaster."

MGM Resorts and Station Casinos said they had no immediate comment.

The Governor's full reopening plan outlining different phases can be found here.