The news coming out of Las Vegas has been anything but positive over the last week. The number of cases in Nevada state has risen to 18,000 over the last three weeks and regulations for businesses are changing daily.

By: Mark Patrickson

A Long Way to Go for Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment has announced that all patrons of their properties will now be required to wear a face mask复古传奇sf. Anybody refusing will be immediately escorted from the property.

This is likely to prove a contentious issue as there is a lot of debate right now in the US about the effectiveness of masks. Mike Matusow recently went on a mindless rant on Twitter over being forced what to do, even going as far as quoting the “my body, my choice” pro abortion movement.

The MGM owned Aria poker room held off reopening to see how everything panned out for the other Strip businesses. The Bellagio, also owned by MGM, pioneered the plexiglass screening on their tables allowing them to run six-handed games复古传奇sf, rather than the four originally mandated.

Both rooms are among the most popular in the city and will no doubt start filling their tables once confidence is built. Obviously this is all dependent on state governor Steve Sisolak复古传奇sf not tightening up the restrictions.

California governor Gavin Newsom has just ordered certain businesses to close in 19 different counties, including card rooms. The state now has 237,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with almost half in Los Angeles county, home to five of the biggest card rooms in the world, including the iconic Commerce Casino复古传奇sf that holds 210 poker tables.

New Businesses

Even during the worst health pandemic of our time business still marches forward. The Circa Resort & Casino are still busy building their new casino and announced that it will be an adult only property.

Traditionally the casino resorts in Las Vegas are over 21’s only on the gaming floor复古传奇sf. Bosses at The Circa have decided that catering for those not keen on kids kicking around is a smart move.

“Once Las Vegas held a certain mystique as his fabulous place where only grown-ups could play. Call us old-fashioned, but we think adults need some of that mystique back in their lives. Book your room starting June 24 at 9 a.m. for Circa Las Vegas, a 21+ experience.”

Another new business to appear recently is Golden Nugget Online Gaming Inc. Billionaire Tilman Fertitta, owner of the Golden Nugget Casino, split off his online operation into a separate company and floated on the NASDAQ stock exchange for a value of $745 million.

And the Bad News

Caesars Entertainment has announced that one of their employees has died from COVID-19. It was reported last week that four casino workers on The Strip had contracted the virus with extreme cleaning operations carried out on the properties in question.

“Sadly, we can confirm that one of our colleagues has passed away after testing positive for COVID-19. We are heartbroken by this development and are expressing our deepest sympathies to their family and friends.”

Some business figures were published this week. All Nevada casinos reported a total of $5.8 million from sports betting and poker. This down from a whopping $981.8 million in May 2019, a drop of 99.41%.

复古传奇sf Casinos tend to have deep pockets but it is uncertain how much longer this can continue.

Ask the Experts

With online gambling on the rise during the coronavirus lockdown, the UK Gambling Commision has enlisted former addicts to advise them复古传奇sf on the next raft of changes to regulations.

For six month a panel called Experts by Experience Group will sit to discuss how the industry can be improved. After companies such as Betway, Caesars Entertainment were fined tens of millions of pounds it is clear that the UKGC is determined to protect the vulnerable.


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