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Las Vegas in Semi-Lockdown amid Coronavirus

Tags: Coronavirus, Las Vegas.
Posted on 16 March 2020 by "T".

Major cities in America are following European nations and capitals in shutting down bars, theaters, schools and other public buildings as precautionary measures to delay the spread of the coronavirus that is devastating countless lives across the world.

Los Angeles, New York and Washington State have all announced that public buildings will be temporarily shut down, amid fears that the number of inflicted individuals will continue to grow beyond the confirmed 3,000 cases. On Sunday night, the National Security Council emphasized there is no national quarantine or US-wide shutdown.

Just like the rest, Las Vegas is now under temporary lockdown as casino resorts close one by one as a way of curbing the incidence of new cases of the rapidly-spreading COVID-19.

Today, MGM Resorts announced the closing of its Las Vegas properties. They are one of the many companies that made similar announcements from across the US gaming industry.

MGM closes its doors starting March 17 Tuesday and has quickly followed up with its Detroit property. Meanwhile Wynn Resorts has temporarily shut its large resort casino in Las Vegas and Eldorado Resorts has closed its Grand Victoria Casino in Illinois for 14 days.

Other gambling companies across Europe are taking similar measures. Today, Australia's The Star Entertainment Group has taken a milder approach to the situation, deactivating every second slot and table game to give extra space between players, reducing the number of gaming tables available, and limiting the number of guests who can go in to the food and beverage outlets.

A long list of European nations has made serious country-wide lockdowns including Denmark, France, Ireland, Spain and the Netherlands.

As of this Monday March 16, the coronavirus US death toll climbed to 69, with over 3,770 confirmed cases. The global death toll has exceeded 6,500.



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31 comments for "Las Vegas in Semi-Lockdown amid Coronavirus"

 dule-vu16/03/2020 14:08:13 GMT
this is thing that we all expected to happen!
 MarkWest16/03/2020 16:27:42 GMT
Yes , that news will not surprise when see how that virus touch so many countries all around world.
Every day it takes more steps and close all normal life where ever goes...
Many countries closed border already...in few weeks have much changes to how many countries start to understand what need to do.
 dule-vu16/03/2020 21:00:19 GMT
and some members still will write that is sure that WSOP will be played this year and that you need to play satellites no matter what,but we all see what is happening and that they will close casinos in next days,so how could we know what will be happen in next month or two!
 MarkWest16/03/2020 21:52:47 GMT
Yes its ok to play those satelites online but its difficult to believe that next month or after 2 month everyone sit same table face to face and play that WSOP.
Nobody knows situation after 1 month but I think that if play those satellites and win some , it's not disappear from you even if that WSOP play later...
 CALICUL16/03/2020 22:14:13 GMT
My opinion is that: you have to play without any care, because in the event that you qualify and the WSOP is postponed or canceled you will receive the money. Any variant is good without problems. It matters most that this coronavirus is a bad joke and many people have this opinion.
 maragatero17/03/2020 00:24:53 GMT
I wouldn´t be so sure CALICUL, we can see now how the companies (flight, hotel, etc) who have previous contracts with their costumers, cannot meet the return of the money agreed by the massofiasof the withdrawals caused by the pandemic. So, I don´t think that the poker´s room give to you the money of a ticket. At best reschedule events...
 antonis32117/03/2020 23:56:24 GMT
6000 of the 8000 total deaths are in China and Italy , that's 75% of all deaths worldwide ............................... Take very strict precautions measures there , actually impose state of emergency measures there to protect their citizens and the rest people of the world as well . Why are they closing one after the other the resorts in Las Vegas , other casinos , other businesses , total disaster , economical catastrophe will be the outcome , not patience or calm behavior , only panic but also aspirin kind of measures by governments , really bipolar and controversial ...
 CALICUL18/03/2020 00:05:24 GMT
You will receive the money back if you qualify and the tournaments are canceled. This is not a problem but you have nothing to lose. With a few dollars from freeroll games you can try your luck and a visit in united states of america. Good luck.
 MarkWest18/03/2020 07:42:30 GMT
So much closed and cancelled events already and not even small sign that it will stop , many countries closed borders , many countries have much people quarantined , many countries say that stay home and go out only if must... so now have time for those satellites , why not try even don't know when it's possible to play that live tournament.
 dule-vu18/03/2020 11:35:26 GMT
in china number of people are very low now,but now is problem in rest of world,especially in europe!in every country number just grow,so you cant know when end will be!thats why they close restaurants,shops and other places,because they dont want to have lot of people on one place!same situation is in las vegas!
 MarkWest18/03/2020 15:05:28 GMT
Those numbers in China go down and all around goes up , if this numbers are correct it means that way how China act with this virus slow it after about 2-3 months , it's only wild guess because don't know exactly when it starts but anyway it's good news that numbers go down , hope same will happens soon other countries also.
 Mober18/03/2020 18:36:34 GMT
Something that was due to happen at some point.
And it wont be a surprise at all if their measures become even more strict.
If all countries had reacted sooner with measures like the ones that have be taken right now, things would have been different.
Lets hope for the best as soon as possible...
 MarkWest18/03/2020 19:41:28 GMT
Yes I think there is many countries where think that why didn't act sooner.
It's easy to be smart after but now must make all what need to stop this virus.
Much made already many countries , hope it starts make those numbers down every where...
 CALICUL19/03/2020 00:42:13 GMT
These situations could be less critical, if all countries would cooperate with details in research, to make things much better for modern medicine. In a country like the United States of America, with approximately 330 millions residents, it is not good for the virus to spread.
 maragatero19/03/2020 02:18:37 GMT
Returning to the CALICUL answer... The poker´s rooms are like all companies with the respect of the contracts. All of them have a special clause that clarifies that the terms will be respected 'except for a matter of major order', that is, if something exceptional and massive happens they are NOT COMPLIED. So, my friend, I would think if I would spend time and/or money in a sat!
 dule-vu19/03/2020 11:33:27 GMT
I see on you tube lot of videos from las vegas casinos,where people make them while they playing on slot machines,so lot of them still works!we will see till when!probably they look not to have lot of players in same time,but they still work!depend how bad situation will be in las vegas!
 MarkWest19/03/2020 12:40:10 GMT
So it takes time in many places to understand how serious this virus is...
All places where no act quickly will be numbers of people who get this virus.
Always there is some peoples all over the world who not following orders what made for stopped
this virus.
 CALICUL20/03/2020 02:06:31 GMT
You're too scared to try a chance? or maybe you do not believe in chances to qualify and visit a city from another country? You will not be able to do something good, if you do not try to play for something really good. You do not like live, then play for online tournamemts.
 maragatero20/03/2020 03:14:15 GMT
Thia matter changes minute to minute. Donald Trump was becoming more and more strict in his desition, first he don´t believe that may be real danger, then shut down all the flights from Europe...The logic step is shut down all the places that were with massive public. So, if he shut the schoolls, I don´t think that keep opened the casinos, don´t you think?
 dule-vu20/03/2020 11:59:57 GMT
it want be strange if they close everything in america,especially places like las vegas,where so many tourists come to enjoy,to gamble,to stay in hotels and go party,it just time when everything will be shut down!when you see number of nba players that are affected,you see that they will need to something!they cant allow 500 people in some casino,that gamble in same time!
 maragatero21/03/2020 03:19:22 GMT
Yes is true! But Trump are more interested in his fight with China than do something radical with this infection. In fact, several states and cities (like New York) are acting before President desition...and he claims for this!!! Really, there are some governments like Trump, Bolsonaro and others, that have no sense and are playing with thousands of lives only for vanity!
 CALICUL21/03/2020 10:41:42 GMT
Trump knows very well that this coronavirus is not very dangerous and i told you that the United States of America spread this virus in the same day when China equaled and probably surpassed the USA in the world economy. WSOP 2020, EURO football and hundreds of millions of lives have been changed because that's what the leaderships of USA wants.
 Mober21/03/2020 19:39:14 GMT
If this virus is not that dangerous, then why all the have taken all these measures?
And there are more to come.
But i guess you have lived and experienced more situations like this one
and you know better Smile
And one of the things that has made this so dangerous according to the experts,
is the speed of course of the transmission.
 maragatero22/03/2020 05:24:02 GMT
Oh CALICUL, at this time, I only wish that your denial position of this matter don´t make you hurt. How many dies do you need to see before you change your opinion? And the issue of how it´s begin could be a fantasy tale. So far scientists assume it is a remarkable cross between bat and snake. Remarkable (and unpleasantly) both are consumed in China.
 CALICUL22/03/2020 11:12:28 GMT
You really think this disease came from bat and the snake? That it means you are a man which is manipulated very easily. It's incredible how you can believe in lies of those who trying to "implant" a world government. All the culprits who lied and spread the coronavirus including governors, need to be arrested because they intentionally destroyed lives of many people. We have no sports, money from our jobs, no live poker, etc ... Our rights are being curtailed and is very ugly because the dictatorship is established.
 dule-vu22/03/2020 12:42:07 GMT
they take measures because they dont know with what they fight and that people die from this virus!ofcourse most of this people are old,over 70 years,as they die every winter from normal flu,but reason isnt normal flu and thats why people are scared!you can that younger people,basketball and football players get it,but their body can take it!thats why they close so many town in world,as they will probably whole las vegas!
 maragatero23/03/2020 06:19:51 GMT
In fact, the situation in Las Vegas made changes that become it in a strange landscape. Do you see the picture? That city with all her lights off in the night is really rare thing, like an invasion or a big catastrophe! All the world is like that. The best-known sites, without people, are a picture of a paralel universe...Or a picture took by a machine after the neutronic bomb!
 CALICUL23/03/2020 11:16:50 GMT
Those who have online casinos can still make money, but this whole story with the coronavirus, affects hundreds of millions of lives. In Las Vegas the money will no longer be earned by all owners who have business there. This is it and we can't do anything.
 maragatero01/04/2020 01:53:10 GMT
Well I´m fine with the isolation. I found that this is good for me. I stand up late, after sleep all that I wanted, I make the meal that I want at the time that I want, I seat down in my desktop to see all that I want, and I play all the tournaments that I really want. I might be used of this schedule, without chief and gymnastic effort! It´s a joke, my organism need the sun and the physical training to make a good life!
 CALICUL01/04/2020 13:07:34 GMT
It is good that you are in isolation and not in quarantine, because this manipulation can get you there , if you get a little flu. Las Vegas can be reopened quickly or it can be over 9 months. Great disaster brings these strong leaders of the world...
 dule-vu01/04/2020 19:13:45 GMT
as I see from some you tube videos,that gambles posting on their channels,they say that now everything is closed in las vegas and that they have videos from days before this closing,so we are sure now that everything is "dead" in this city that never sleep!how can everything change in just one month!

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