MSN - AP Entertainment http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/8a65f38109c74f2c84e1b0877de3a894 MSN - AP Entertainment Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:34:01 +0000 Vegas casinos plan to open with virus precautions http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/8a65f38109c74f2c84e1b0877de3a894/9b28573409704def9dcf4c9839866c99 Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will beckon. But poker rooms? Closed. Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. (May 22) 9b28573409704def9dcf4c9839866c99 Sat, 23 May 2020 01:06:51 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLYSHOTLIST:ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYLas Vegas - 21 May 20201. Wide of inside Caesars Palace 2. Automated check-in kiosks3. Various of casino4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sean McBurney, general manager, Caesars Palace:++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++"The demand at this point is unknown. Today, I'd tell you it's soft and it's soft for a lot of reasons. You know, one of the obvious ones is people don't know when you're gonna be open. So, you know, my expectation will be once people know there's an opening date and we can communicate that to customers, demand will increase. Now how much it increases, I can't speculate. So the the the number of rooms we ultimately use will be a function of what the demand looks like when we finally open. I think the first thing they'll notices employees in masks, a lot of masks. When they walk in, they're going to see that there's a lot of changes in regards to social distancing. Whether it's in the hotel, the gaming floor, food and beverage, and they're gonna see a lot of hand sanitizer."5. Various of empty casino6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sean McBurney, general manager, Caesars Palace:++SOUNDBITE PARTIALLY COVERED++"There will certainly be enhanced cleaning protocols. We'll be cleaning things more frequently. Commonly touched areas, wiping down chairs, tables. What's important to talk to employees about is really the same thing that we would need to tell customers about, it's the changes we've made to the business. And when we hear from customers, we hear there is pent up demand. There is an excitement to come to Las Vegas and to come to Caesars Palace. But they're also very interested in how we've changed our operation in light of everything that's happened. So when when you're an employee and if you're a table games dealer, then we're going to talk specifically about these are the, how your recipes are going to change. This is how we're changing your role. But it's also very important for me to speak to them. But this is what we're doing broadly because we've done a lot and they need to have an appreciation and an understanding of not just what we're doing for a dealer, but everything we're doing across the entirety of business."===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be dealt and slot machines will beckon. But poker rooms? Closed. Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see changes since gambling stopped in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. (May 22) Vegas casinos plan to open with virus precautions