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Station Casinos releases reopening guidelines

Posted at 5:24 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 09:59:38-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It’s been months since casinos like Green Valley or Red Rock have been open. Barriers continue to block the entrances, a sign of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact. Whenever guests are welcomed back, they’ll be seeing changes.

Expect temperature checks and thermal scanners at all entrances. Anyone with a temperature of more than 100.4 degrees won’t be allowed on property. Cleaning will be done with electrostatic sprayers and hospital-grade disinfectants. There will be social distancing in the casino areas. It’s all in in the reopening guidelines for Station Casinos.

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UNLV professor and gaming historian David Schwartz says casinos catering to locals are likely to have similar safety protocols.

“They’ll be in the same boat as to what the customer’s comfort level is and what makes the most sense for the biggest portion of their customer base.”

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Schwartz says in contrast to Strip properties, casinos catering to locals offers more than just gambling drawing in customers that will visit frequently.

“They’re a food court and a movie theater, and bowling alleys sometimes and all these other things, so they’re really complicated businesses with a lot of different parts,” he said.

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Cleaning procedures are extended to all other parts of Station Casino properties. Schwartz says the safety protocols aren’t only to keep people healthy, but to also earn the trust of guests.

“Once the casinos are able to establish that it’s healthy and safe, that comfort level should start going back up and they should be patronizing more frequently," he said.

The full guide from Station Casinos can be found here.