Nevada casinos ease Covid-19 capacity restrictions

Nevada casinos can now operate at 35 per cent capacity.
Nevada casinos can now operate at 35 per cent capacity.

Nevada casinos will be permitted to operate at 35 per cent capacity from today (February 15).

US.- Lawmakers in Nevada have announced that they will soon ease some of the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic that have been in place since December.

As of today (February 15), casinos in Nevada will be able to increase their capacity limit from 25 per cent to 35 per cent.

It’s hoped that from March 15, businesses will be able to move to 50 per cent capacity. 

Governor Steve Sisolak said in a statement: “As we ease restrictions, we must follow the science and studies, which states clearly and repeatedly that closures to certain settings are more impactful in reducing disease transmission.

“While we are hopeful that trends will continue to decrease if all mitigation measures are followed, we must remain flexible – as we have done all along.”

Visitor numbers on the Las Vegas strip hit their lowest since May in December, according to statistics from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

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