Nevada gamblers now required to wear masks at table games that have no barriers
LAS VEGAS - Nevada players now have to wear face masks at table games without barriers, the Reno Gazette Journal, a USA TODAY Network newspaper, reported.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board updated its casino health and safety guidelines on Wednesday and tightened the rules for players who sit down to play.
"Licensees must require customers to wear face covers when playing table and card games if there is no barrier, partition, or shield between the dealer and each player," the board wrote to the licensees. "This requirement applies to table and card game players, spectators, and anyone else within 6 feet of a table or card game."
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The update comes less than two weeks after the Nevada casino opened after nearly three months of closure.
The corona virus crisis has changed many things about this gambling and entertainment capital, but the main Vegas elements remain the same.
What you can expect at the tables
According to COVID-19, the casino experience looks very different.
In the casino equivalent of blocking middle seats on an airplane, you will find fewer chairs at blackjack, roulette and poker tables and fewer seats at the craps table.
The new limits per table: three players in blackjack, four in roulette and poker and six in craps.
Merchants and other employees must wear masks or face shields in accordance with the regulations to reopen the gambling authority. Masks are mostly optional, but are highly recommended to guests.
MGM Resorts even installed plexiglass partitions on its tables and in some cases bar-top video poker machines. Caesars requires players to wear masks while playing table games.
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This article originally appeared in the Reno Gazette Journal: COVID-19: Nevada casino guests must wear face masks at tables
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