As part of Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s indoor requirements, Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino will be the first in the country to demand vaccine proof or a negative COVID test before permitting visitors to enter.
Cantrell’s jurisdiction is not limited to casinos but racetracks with slot machines, like the Fairgrounds. The vaccine requirement will cover all clubs, restaurants, gyms, and the latest Caesars Superdome from Monday.
New Orleans is among the cities requiring vaccinations for indoor eating and casino activities, including New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Gamblers in Las Vegas casinos may be required to be vaccinated starting in October.
Recently, National concert promoter AEG Presents, which runs venues like Resorts World Las Vegas and the theater at the Virgin Hotels, said that all ticket holders should be vaccinated before October 1, 2021. Only after which they will get entry.
The Las Vegas Raiders are ready to play at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday and said they would enforce Clark County’s mask rule, which was reintroduced on July 30. The requirement was criticized because it was very lightly implemented during the Gold Cup soccer final.
Nevada’s situation is not bad compared to Louisiana and New Orleans in terms of COVID-19-related infections and hospitalizations. The rescheduled New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was just canceled.
Julia Carcamo, who runs a casino marketing firm in New Orleans, believes the city and state are heading on the wrong path due to the rise of COVID-19 cases. She stated that the mayor is attempting to be careful with the new vaccination mandate released, even though it may affect play at Harrah’s New Orleans.
According to Brendan Bussmann, a director of public affairs for Global Market Advisors, Covid- 19 mask regulations are negatively impacting the tourism sector of Las Vegas. Due to the indoor mask rule, two potential events at Allegiant Stadium this autumn have been canceled.