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Some Las Vegas casinos limit smoking at table games

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 11:06:27-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several Las Vegas casinos are limiting smoking to keep patrons from removing the protective face masks they are required to wear.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. in mid-June updated its policy to ask table game players and spectators do not smoke or vape in its Venetian and Palazzo resorts.

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Wynn Resorts Ltd. has designated any table games without a plexiglass barrier as nonsmoking areas inside its Wynn and Encore casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

Meanwhile, Nevada on Wednesday reported 849 new cases of COVID-19, a decline from a day earlier, when the state set a new daily high of 1,104 cases .