Las Vegas Casinos Opened Back Up This Morning!

Las Vegas casinos were allowed to officially reopen at 12:01 am Thursday morning!

They have been closed since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. People were lined up to be the first ones inside this morning... But their experience will be a lot different than it was before COVID-19.

"The past few months have presented our city with an unprecedented challenge," said Derek Stevens, owner of two downtown Las Vegas casinos. "We are excited to get our employees back to work and to welcome guests to the entertainment capital of the world."

Customers will see social distancing signs, masks, plexi-glass shields, temperature checks and increased cleaning of slot machines, dice, and chips.

"I'm optimistic that customers will see that gaming properties invested time and effort to welcome them back to a safe and entertaining environment," state Gaming Control Board chief Sandra Douglass Morgan said on Wednesday.

In addition, casinos are supposed to only operate at 50 percent capacity.

"This will be a very fun, gregarious group," Stevens said. "These are people that want to get out of their hometown and come visit Vegas."

Check out more details on USA Today.

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