The Nevada Gaming Control Board has amended it’s regulations for casino reopenings. The board ordered Nevada casinos to require players and spectators of most casino table and card games to wear protective face coverings. Chairwoman Sandra Morgan said that board agents observed rapidly declining usage of masks in casinos.
“In the first week (after the June 4 reopening of casinos), we wanted to take an approach of communicating and encouraging compliance and talk to licensees about what our expectations were, but in the second week, it became abundantly clear based on our agents’ observations that patrons’ usage of masks was significantly declining,” Morgan said.
That caused the three-member board to collectively agree to issue the new order. The new rule applies to people playing of blackjack, roulette, craps, poker and other table games. All casino employees are also required to wear facial protection. Masks aren’t required of other casino patrons, including slot machine players, but casinos are required to offer them to customers and encourage their use.