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As the United States began its reopening efforts, Las Vegas casinos followed suit, with the latest numbers suggesting more than 800 of almost 1,000 U.S. casinos being currently open for business.
However, this march toward a new normal hasn’t gone exactly as planned, as cases of COVID-19 began to spike once again.
In casinos, social distancing is difficult to enforce, and no travel restrictions or universal mask requirements were put into place for Las Vegas casino guests until a mask requirement that went into effect in late June.
While Vegas’s tourism industry is critical to the city’s economy, is it once again time to shut the doors on its famous casinos?
On this Business Casual snippet, hosts Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern discuss whether there’s any safe way to keep Vegas open as long as the pandemic rages on, what measures need to be taken to slow down the spread once more, and what it might take for Americans to buy in to those efforts.