While casinos in Nevada have been operating for weeks, bars with slot machines built into bar counters are still idle. Therefore, the owners of 62 establishments united and sued the governor of the state.
In their opinion, this decision is unfair, as they can provide the same protection from the virus to visitors as a casino, and maybe even better. According to some reports, this restriction affected about 2,000 establishments where the minimum number of slots is offered, about 15, and almost all of them are built into the bar counters.
At a court hearing on August 13, a lawyer for the bar owners said the bars and casinos are 80% compliant with government guidelines for the fight against coronavirus. At the same time, the water parks, which are now open, comply with the rules by 0%.
For his part, the governor’s lawyer has questioned the court’s power to dictate rules imposed by the coronavirus.