Clark County’s more than 200 licenced operators celebrated reopening properties Thursday, but the bigger question is whether they’ll be able to build on that success.
Guests won’t have to wear face coverings, smoking will be allowed and social distancing protocols will be tough to uphold as Nevada gaming tries to get back to normal.
Jim Murren never thought he’d stay in or even like Las Vegas when he left his Wall Street gig in 1998. Now, he’s fighting for the city he loves in his task force role.
The state Gaming Control Board is treating the reopening plans being submitted by licensees as confidential documents, meaning the public won’t get a chance to see them.
Resorts wish they could have more visitors like Cincinnati resident Tony Iori, who hopes Las Vegas will be like it has been so that he can travel here as often as he has.
Former Nevada Gaming Commission Chairman Tony Alamo is conflicted on how Nevada should reopen because of his experience as a regulator and a medical doctor.
The state’s gaming tax is calculated based on a percentage of a casino’s win. Lost winnings means lost general fund tax revenue that supports government functions from schools to public safety.
The city’s resorts have good reasons to decline sheltering the homeless during the coronavirus outbreak, even though 150,000 hotel rooms will be empty over the next four weeks.
As National Problem Gambling Awareness Month comes to a close, responsible gaming advocates are fearful that the nation’s casino closures could lead to other problems.
R&R Partners principle Bill Vassiliadis has seen shutdowns and downturns before and expects Las Vegas to come back strong once the coronavirus measures are over.