The Venetian in Las Vegas, home to one of the world’s top poker rooms, is gearing up to reopen. When that will happen is still anyone’s guess, but when Nevada Gov. Stephen Sisolak gives the Sin City mega-resort the green light, the casino will implement some new precautionary measures to ensure guest and employee safety.
Last week, Wynn Resorts, another Las Vegas Strip property, announced its reopening safety measures. Disinfecting chairs, tables, and casino chips — and forcing guests to submit to body temperature screenings — are among the many planned precautionary measures.
Wynn’s next-door neighbor, the Venetian, will follow some of the same guidelines. Unlike Wynn’s plan, however, the Sheldon Adelson-owned property didn’t lay out specific safety guidelines for its poker room. But employees and patrons in each section of the property — including the hotel — must adhere to certain procedures that casino officials hope will help prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep everyone safe.
Venetian Wants to Take Your Temperature
If you want to enter the Venetian-Palazzo casino upon its reopening, you’ll need to pass a thermal test. Upon entrance, each individual will pass a thermal camera that will take your temperature on the spot. Those with temperatures of 100.4 degrees or higher won’t be permitted to enter the facility.
A fever is one of the main symptoms of coronavirus, and this is one of the primary ways the Venetian is attempting to minimize the number of infected guests who enter the casino. The non-invasive temperature checks also include employees. If an employee has a fever, they will be sent home.
Additional Safety Procedures
In its reopening guidelines, the casino also lays out details on how it will keep patrons who are allowed to enter the property safe. These include stressing the use of personal face masks for hotel guests and having 25 emergency medical technicians (EMTs) on hand.
The casino will encourage all guests to bring and wear their own face masks, but will prohibit the use of masks that cover the entire face.
Guests will be required to practice social distancing while inside the hotel and casino. That means everyone, including team members, must remain six feet apart at all times, including while playing slots or eating in the restaurants. The Las Vegas Strip resort is arranging slot machines to ensure guests can safely social distance. Pool seating will also be arranged accordingly.
Venetian staff will use disinfectant cleaning products to protect guests. Chips, chairs, and tables will all be sanitized regularly.