Coronavirus shakes Las Vegas casinos like never before

A casino marquee reads “We can’t wait to welcome your back” after all casinos in the state were ordered to shut down due to the coronavirus Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/David Becker) NVDB106 NVDB106

LAS VEGAS — Before the clock struck midnight, armed security guards at casinos across the Las Vegas strip finished collecting chips from baccarat tables. Slot machine screens turned black and bartenders removed bottles of wine and liquor from the shelves. Blackjack dealers, sensing the surreal unfolding before them, snapped selfies while janitors sprayed disinfectant and...

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