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Dred Phillips plays roulette at the reopening of the Bellagio hotel and casino Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. Casinos in Nevada were allowed to reopen on Thursday for the first time after temporary closures as a precaution against the coronavirus.

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Casinos doing better than expected, state officials told

Members of the Economic Forum were told Wednesday that customers are returning to newly opened casinos in greater numbers than originally expected. The resorts were allowed to open at 50 percent capacity effective June 4. But Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton said the customers are primarily locals and Californians who can drive to Nevada’s gaming markets.


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