Las Vegas casinos to reopen next week; brothels, strip clubs closed

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LAS VEGAS, NV – As America begins to reopen, Nevada’s casinos will also be reopening next week, according to Governor Steve Sisolak.  “We’ve taken every precaution possible. I don’t think you’re going to find a safer place to come than Las Vegas by June 4, with the protocols that we’ve put in place, than the testing that we’ve put in place, with the contact tracing that will be in place by that time,” Sisolak said in a press conference. “We’re encouraging visitors to come and enjoy themselves and have a good time.”

Sisolak announced that Nevada is ready to move into Phase 2 of the state’s Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan on Friday, May 29.

“Nevadans have done an incredible job helping to flatten the curve and I want to again thank you for understanding the severity of this health care crisis and for taking the necessary precautionary measures, like making a face covering a part of everyday wear,” Gov. Sisolak said. “Our collective actions have helped bring us to where we are today, ready to begin Phase 2 of reopening.”

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While casinos are reopening, brothels and strip clubs will remain closed.

Businesses that remain closed in Phase 2 include:

  • Adult entertainment establishments
  • Brothels
  • Nightclubs and day clubs
  • Live sporting event venues and live performance venues WITH spectators.

In Phase 2, events with live performances and live performers will not be allowed WITH spectators. However, certain events will be allowed under specific restrictions for the purpose of broadcasting or live streaming – but they will NOT include a live audience or any spectators.

This may include sporting events, concerts, theater performances, or other entertainment type events. There will be also be protocols for other spectator less events that won’t be filmed or broadcasted.

To hold a closed or spectator-less event, an Event Operator shall submit an Operation Plan to the appropriate state authority with jurisdiction over the event. For example, the Gaming Control Board will approve these events on gaming properties, and the Nevada Athletic Commission will approve these events for any athletic competitions that it regulates. For those that don’t fall within the jurisdiction of the Nevada Athletic Commission or the Gaming Control Board, they will be approved by the Nevada Department of Business & Industry.

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