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Masks required at Nevada gaming tables

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Gamblers in Nevada will be required to wear masks if they wish to play at gaming tables that do not have barriers in place, according to the latest safety regulations from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

In addition, updated regulations to prevent transmission of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) state that all casinos must make masks available to any customer who wants one.

Casinos reopened on 4 June, after closing in March as the virus spread across the globe, but with several new restrictions for health and safety reasons. 

Operators are limited to half of their fire code occupancy, while player limits were set for table games at three players per blackjack table, six players per craps table, four players per roulette table and four players per poker table.

In addition, licensees must “ensure that the floor plan for gaming machines creates proper social distancing between patrons,” with the board suggesting removing chairs at every other machine.

However, the rules did not initially make any mention of masks, except to note that licensees should follow any federal, state or local guidance regarding the wearing of personal protective equipment, until this latest amendment.

In addition, the Board said that concerts, sporting events such as boxing matches and other live entertainment at casinos may resume, but will remain closed to the public, and each event must be approved individually by the Gaming Control Board.