Nevada Governor closed all gambling establishments for a month

Nevada state

All gambling establishments in Nevada were closed for a period of 30 days. This happened after the order of the local Governor Steve Sisolak. He recommended people to isolate themselves and take seriously coronavirus epidemic.

According to medical officers’ orders, the trade outlets including the casinos were closed. Only pharmacies, gas stations and banks are open. Steve is confident that quarantine is necessary measure for fighting against epidemic.

The impact of quarantine on Nevada economic situation

Gambling establishments are the main source of income in Nevada’s economy, and slot machines are almost in every store or bar. Last year, the total budget of this business reached the mark of $12 billion.

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After the closure of all establishments, hundreds of thousands of people will remain unemployed.  However, the Governor believes that population safety is more valuable than money. Most of the gambling establishments were closed before the Governor’s order.

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