Nevada regulator to fine Sahara for Covid-19 breaches

6 August 2020

The Nevada Gaming Control Board is to fine the Sahara Las Vegas casino for four breaches of emergency health and safety guidelines issued because of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

In early June 2020, the Board received a complaint that the Sahara, operated by the Muruelo Group, had been allowing more players on the slot floor than permitted in the state’s policies for reopening after closures that lasted from mid-March.

Following this, the Board witnessed three instances of customers at tables or machines where they were not playing and one meeting that exceeded the limit on meeting sizes.

 On 16 June, an agent of the board witnessed a customer standing at a craps table where three others were playing despite not participating in the game.

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