The Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in New Orleans will be the first U.S. gambling establishment to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter. Customers will have to show proof of full course of coronavirus vaccinations or negative testing for infection in order to gain access to the only land-based casino in Louisiana.
It is noted that the gambling facility, operated by the gambling and hospitality giant Caesars Entertainment, will be the first casino in the country to establish such a requirement. The corresponding mandate was signed by the mayor of the city of Latoya Cantrell. The new rules apply to all gambling establishments, racetracks and other crowded places. They will come into force on 23 August this year.
Julia Carcamo, owner of a marketing company in New Orleans, commented: “We may see some statistics fall, but I think this trend will be short-lived. All this ordeal has been going on for 18 months. Despite the difficulties, people continue to adapt. ”
Note that a little over a week ago, the Macau authorities decided to introduce mass testing for coronavirus in the region due to an outbreak of the disease in one of the large hotels. In total, it is planned to check about 660,000 people. In parallel with this, most of the entertainment establishments were suspended. Land-based casinos continued to receive guests according to stricter rules.