LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board warned licensees that it will be intensifying enforcement of the state's mask mandate in casinos.

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FILE - In this March 25, 2021, file photo, people play craps while wearing masks between partitions at the opening night of the Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in Las Vegas. Nevada casinos rode a robust economic rebound from coronavirus restrictions in June, taking in more than $1 billion in winnings for the fourth straight month and nearly reaching the all-time record set a month earlier, state regulators reported Thursday, July 29, 2021. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

According to a notice to all gaming licensees on Wednesday, the gaming board noted that Emergency Directive 045 requires each person, including fully vaccinated individuals, to wear a mask in public indoor settings in counties with substantial or high transmission of COVID-19.

The board stated that as Nevada prepares for a "substantial rise in visitation for the New Year's holiday," it will "intensify" its enforcement of the mask mandate at all licensed locations subject to the mask requirement.

The move is to "ensure the safety of Nevada’s residents and visitors," according to the notice.

The letter reminds licensees, gaming employees and the public that "a licensee in violation of any federal, state or local law or regulation is a violation of Nevada Gaming Commission Regulation 5.011, and that the Board may seek disciplinary action by the Nevada Gaming Commission for any such violation."

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(16) comments

Snowflaker

Couldn't come soon enough. All the lunatic fringe followers of their Screaming Orange Beggar in Chief want their freedumb to "trump" everyone else's. Sheep. Actually not sheep but bargain minded lemmings at a suicide sale. Keep clearing out your voter rolls Fascist Repubs....🙄

Nevermore

Trump is living in your head rent free. LOL😂😂

AmericaFirst

#FJB and Sisolak, paper and cloth masks do nothing!

beavis

I agree. You actually have to wear them for them to be effective. Give me convenience or give me death!

Nevermore

From the day you are born, you are one day closer to your death. You're letting the government control that fact. Good luck.

jeezlouise

Sisolaks Marxist N azi enforcers- this is disgusting. I hope they get the filthy tyrants on camera beating tourists.

qwerty123

Marxist N azi is an oxymoron.

Mediumjeep

On the box of n95 masks states it doesn’t prevent transmission of virus! Totally a communist controlling tactic! Obeying sheeple ! Sizelscum dream !

beavis

You are right; they only greatly reduce the transmission which is not good enough. That is why I wear a scuba tank wherever I go - 100% effective.

Nevermore

Try a government issued hazmat suit. I'm sure whatever the government issues won't be defective. Masks aren't effective against viruses. But since you feel so safe wearing one, keep getting those effective boosters just in case they don't work either.

beavis

Boosters? I only recommend using Ivermectin suppositories. Insert at least a dozen after every meal.

Nevermore

Butthead: I don't think ivermectin comes in a suppository. If so I think it would have been already approved by the government for all their employees.

Nevermore

Masks are worthless.

beavis

Especially when you wear them on your chin.

fluffy_kitten

Cool. And while you're at it, rebrand it to The Nevada Gestapo Control Board

beavis

Yes, because people with gaming accounting backgrounds are exactly like the Gestapo.

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