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Nevada Gaming Control Board enforcing restrictions on licensees

Posted at 4:36 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 23:16:19-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — MGM Resorts and Wynn Resorts are in the process of closing their properties in the Las Vegas valley.

Wynn Resorts is planing to close its properties at 6 p.m. Tuesday and MGM Resorts began the process on Monday.

However, other properties are still open at this time although some of them are starting to lay off employees, close restaurants, buffets and shops.

For the properties that are choosing to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic, the Nevada Gaming Control Board is enforcing the following restrictions on licensees who choose to continue operations at this time:

1. There may be no more than three chairs at each table game.

2. Each gaming machine must be cleaned and sanitized at least once every two hours.

3. Patrons may not serve themselves from buffets that remain open. Similarly, employees may not serve themselves in employee dining areas.

4. The gaming floor and other public areas of a licensee’s property must operate under the latest social distancing guidance from Nevada’s medical advisory team.

These restrictions remain in place until further notice.

The Board expects licensees to comply with the Interim Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In conjunction with the Office of the Governor and local and state health officials, the Board will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, and will issue further directives as appropriate.