The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Wednesday issued a notice to gaming licensees announcing that all restrictions related to COVID-19 mitigation protocols in casinos will end on Tuesday, June 1, at 12:00 am.
“Each licensee shall comply with its respective county’s general capacity and occupancy limitations and social distancing requirements, as detailed in the county’s local plan, within the licensee’s gaming areas," Gaming Control Board Chairman Brin Gibson stated in the notice. "As of June 1, 2021, none of Nevada’s counties will retain social distancing or occupancy limitations that would apply to a gaming licensee.”
He also stated the Control Board is no longer taking formal requests to increase capacity on the gaming floor prior to June 1.
The document comes days before the first three-day weekend in Las Vegas since February, when COVID-19 protocols were still in place. The Control Board on Tuesday confirmed that its agents would continue to enforce Gov. Steve Sisolak’s COVID-19 directives over the Memorial Day weekend. The board’s Enforcement Division will enforce directives until they’re lifted Tuesday, Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
The Control Board’s notice came on the same day the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted unanimously to rescind COVID-19-related orders in that state at 12:01 a.m., Saturday. Massachusetts had placed further restrictions on roulette, blackjack and craps play.