NV Governor grants casinos legal protection in Covid-19 bill

12 August 2020

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has signed into law a new bill that will protect gambling businesses from lawsuits related to novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Senate Bill 4 covers all businesses active in the Nevada entertainment market, including casinos, provided that they are operating in line with specific Covid-19 measures and requirements in the state.

It grants these companies legal immunity from claims put forward by workers or guests that contract the virus.

“This bill isn’t about economic expansion – it’s about our state’s economic survival,” Sisolak explained. “It’s about acknowledging that Nevada relies heavily on a single industry – the hospitality industry – and in order to make it through this historic storm, we must ensure it survives.

“But it’s not just about protecting the businesses – it’s also about protecting the workers that keep this industry and our economy running.”

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