LAS VEGAS, NV — Protests over police brutality have marred the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown area.
But that’s not about to stop the Sin City’s casinos and resorts from reopening on Thursday.
While they issued statements condemning racism and discrimination in the wake of George Floyd’s death, reopening efforts for the gaming industry are underway in the entire Silver State — which has been shut down since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But the Las Vegas experience won’t be the same for its visitors.
Safety measures to be implemented by casinos and resorts include providing ample hand sanitizing stations throughout the properties, customer-holding areas for those running a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees, and free face masks.
Face coverings will not be required for visitors — just for employees.
Temporarily furloughed Filipino casino employees expressed their relief and concerns with going back to work.
In an effort to entice customers — some casinos and resorts are offering free parking and big discounts on rooms.
Nevada governor Steve Sisolak said that if COVID-19 cases spike, he will make adjustments to reopening plans.