Caesars Palace Paying People to Wear Masks
Very Few Masks In My Experience
One thing that has been constant since the beginning of the reopening has been the lack of masks in casinos. To back up, Nevada regulators only require employees to wear masks. While guests are “encouraged” to wear a face covering, it isn’t required. And most people simply don’t want to.
This past week there were some rumors that the Nevada Gaming Control Board was going to change its rules to require masks for everyone, but they didn’t do that. They did tweak the rules for table games, requiring masks for guests when playing at table games not featuring plexiglass barriers. Other casino guests still don’t have to wear them.
And that’s controversial here in Las Vegas. Casino employees largely have no choice but to return to work when called (or face losing unemployment) and many are not happy with the current circumstances. Of course tens of thousands of families in Vegas rely on tourism for their livelihood and everyone wants tourists to come. So what to do?
How One Casino Is Encouraging Guests to Wear Masks
Maybe Caesars Palace has figured something out. Take a look at this interesting tweet I found yesterday. What is a good and effective way to get gamblers to wear masks? Pay them! That is exactly what Caesars is doing.
— Caesars Palace (@CaesarsPalace) June 20, 2020
As far as I understand this isn’t a new official policy, but it definitely is an interesting way to entice guests to cover their faces. It’s also a sign in my opinion that casinos are worried slightly about the increased case numbers in Nevada and how that could affect their business.
Increased cases could perhaps keep people from visiting, but they also could force regulators to implement much stricter regulations on casino visitors which in turn could take even more of the “fun” out of Vegas. If you’re against masks I could see this seeming a bit unfair, but those machines you play in the casino aren’t really fair either.
Caesars Palace Paying People to Wear Masks – Bottom Line
Las Vegas is very much not in the clear when it comes to the Coronavirus or the rebound of tourism. There is heavy political pressure to both keep the casinos operating as normal and to make changes, so we’ll see which side eventually wins. Either way, Las Vegas is still open for business and doing its best to get you to come and have fun in a safe way.
What do you think of Caesars paying people to wear masks? Let us know in the comments!