Coronavirus: Nevada casinos to remain closed in April

Nevada governor orders casino shut down
Nevada casinos are to remain closed in April.

Casinos to remain shut for another month but properties continue to take booking for 1 May onwards.

US.- Casinos in Nevada will keep their doors closed during April due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The order from Gov. Steve Sisolak has extended the closure of “nonessential businesses” through the end of the month after the original directive was placed for 30 days on March 12.

That order means that gambling capital Las Vegas will continue to lose its main attraction of casinos for at least another month.

But resorts are still taking reservations in anticipation of reopening, USA Today reports. 

“We want to be in a position to accept business at the point it is deemed appropriate to reopen,” Caesars Entertainment Spokesman, Richard Broome, said.

On March 18th, Casesars closed nine properties on Las Vegas Boulevard including the iconic Flamingo and Caesars Palace.

Major companies along the Strip are taking reservations from May 1 including MGM Resorts, Caesars, Wynn and Las Vegas Sands, although this move may be perceived as slightly premature given the rate of acceleration of Covid-19 cases in the country and the state itself.

Companies are said to be prepared for the state to issue another extension if the spread of the virus continues.

In March, Las Vegas Mayor, Carolyn Goodman, called for the casinos in Las Vegas to remain open despite the spread of Coronavirus.

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