Las Vegas Advisor: Nevada Changes Stance on Mask Use in Casinos

If you come to town, you’d better pack a mask. After the reopening of casinos with no requirement that customers wear skins, the rules are changing. Last week, the Nevada governor ordered that table game players must wear masks in all casinos. Caesars Entertainment went a step further by announcing that all guests of its properties across the country must wear face covers at all times, except when they are drinking and / or eating. Non-compliant customers will be asked to leave. As of now, none of the other casinos require skins away from table games.

Without children: When it opens on October 28, the downtown Circa casino will be for adults only. If the policy is followed, Circa will be the only Las Vegas casino that will completely ban minors from drinking. Bellagio opened in 1998 with a no children policy, but the restriction was quickly lifted.

Big names cancel: The existing summer residences for Cher, Lady Gaga, and Keith Urban have been canceled. Neither Cher nor Lady Gaga have any Las Vegas shows currently scheduled and are not expected to appear until 2021 at the earliest. Keith Urban is still slated to play previously announced dates at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on November 20-21.

Poker returns: A surprise in casinos has been the number of poker rooms that have been reopened. Rooms are open at Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Venetian, Orleans, South Point and Sahara. The games originally had a maximum four-player mandate, but that rule has been relaxed to allow five players in most games and six at Bellagio, where plexiglass dividers separate players.

Question: Can you update the list of Las Vegas casinos that aren’t open yet?

Answer: The following casinos remain closed: Mirage, Park MGM, Bally’s, The Cromwell, Planet Hollywood, Rio, Tropicana, OYO, Palms, Texas Station, Main Street Station and Eureka. Fiesta Rancho and Silver Nugget in North Las Vegas and Fiesta Henderson, Eldorado and Skyline in Henderson are also closed.

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