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Nevada to end all social distancing and capacity restrictions on June 1


The Nevada Gaming Control Board has announced that all remaining social distancing and capacity limit novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions in the US state will be withdrawn from June 1.

Casinos across the state will be able to operate in line with their usual capacity limits, while customers will not be required to social distance while on the gaming floor of a casino.

The Board noted that if the status of the spread of Covid-19 in Nevada were to change and the state were to reintroduce measures, then the restrictions could return.

The most recent data released by Nevada’s government showed the state recorded 227 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday (May 26), with the seven-day average at 219, the lowest level since mid-June last year.

Earlier this month, certain casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada were permitted to return to full capacity, with social distancing measures on the gaming floor also eased.

Caesars moved to 100% fire code capacity, without social distancing, on the casino floor at Bally’s Las Vegas, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, The Cromwell, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, The LINQ Hotel + Experience, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

The same easing of restrictions will also apply to MGM and its Las Vegas properties, which include the Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Park MGM, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino and Excalibur Hotel & Casino.

Certain restrictions were also eased at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, The Cosmopolitan, The Strat, Silverton Casino and Station Casinos properties.

Elsewhere, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has also voted to rescind all restrictions related to Covid-19 for casinos and horse racing and simulcasting facilities.

Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor will be permitted to return to standard operating protocols from May 29.