Taverns reopen with safety precautions, no gaming

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Some Las Vegas taverns are reopening their doors Tuesday to welcome back customers.

The taverns have been closed since mid-March when Governor Sisolak ordered all non-essential businesses to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One major difference though, the taverns will be operating more like restaurants, at least temporarily.

Although Golden Entertainment, the parent company of PT’s Pubs, Sierra gold owns 64 bars, it will only re-open five locations around the Las Vegas valley. The taverns will have limited hours from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

In order to comply with state rules, tables are spaced out and the gaming machines are turned off.

Managers say they’ve spent the past few weeks focusing on health and safety.

“We’re really trying to focus on one-time-use products. So, we’re using plastic cups, plastic containers for food, plastic, packaged silverware we’re also going to be utilizing a one-time QR code that allows you to view our menu online so you never have to touch a menu,” said Jimmy Wadhams, VP of tavern operations, Golden Entertainment.

While select PT’s taverns open Tuesday, some other chains are expanding hours.

Distill in Las Vegas and Remedy’s in Henderson opened five locations last week and all are open 24 hours, seven days a week. These locations have also taken similar safety measures as other businesses.

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