Month: September 2020

NTPC Eliminating Smoking in Las Vegas Casinos

The Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition is appealing towards state legislators, requesting that casinos become smoke-free on their betting floors. These legal appeals would sustain themselves throughout the remainder of COVID-19, ensuring that air quality throughout the casinos is cleaner than average. The NTPC is a Reno-established organization that’s trying to have the law implemented in their town and Las Vegas. Nevada’s Tobacco Prevention Coalition collaborated with public health experts to showcase ample evidence, which proved that bettors are less likely to contract COVID-19 in smoke-free zones.

Nevada’s Tobacco Prevention Coalition copied MGM Resorts International Group, which shocked Las Vegas & Reno on September 14th. That’d mark the date when MGM announced that NoMad, and Park MGM Casinos would sustain smoke-free environments starting September 23rd. Since MGM made that formal announcement, multiple competing brands have begun creating their smoke-free zones.

MGM Resorts International wasn’t the first in Las Vegas to implement this strategy. The initial casino that required smoke-free zones was the Venetian & Palazzo, which is owned by Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Their measures went into effect on June 18th, two months earlier than a primary competitor, MGM Resorts International Group.

Casinos Not the Following Suit

Las Vegas Properties standardly copy each other, making them equally appealing to consumers. Wynn Resorts Ltd doesn’t believe that smoke-free zones are what customers want. This has become evident since June 4th to now, with policies indicating that players can smoke at table games & video slots. Facemasks are required exclusively when not smoking and permitted to be removed whenever a cigarette is lite. Vaping is also allowed at properties owned by Wynn Resorts Ltd.

The Cosmopolitan is permitting bettors to smoke on their casino floor at designated locations. Smoking has been prohibited by Cosmopolitan corridors and public walkways on the Las Vegas Strip. The Cosmopolitan believes these measures are enough to eliminate a casino-wide outbreak. If the Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition receives approval to their appeal, all betting locations in Las Vegas & Reno would be required to become smoke-free zones. There isn’t any clarification that the NTPC will receive approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

America-Mexico Border Remains Closed

The COVID-19 international pandemic has inflicted the way of living for billions, with countries having to keep borders closed & economies beginning to show signs of collapsing. Prominent nations like Mexico, the United States, and Canada have seen their economies survive. Large populations guarantee that consumer goods are being purchased by enabling transport trucks to travel throughout North America. These transport trucks can travel but standard civilians can’t.

Millions of Americans were hoping the Mexico-America Border would reopen on September 21st, enabling them to shop for cheaper consumer goods. Those consumers will be disappointed after learning the “Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs” has permitted the borders to remain closed until October 21st. It’d mark eight months of the US-Mexico border remaining close, the longest in history.

President Donald Trump isn’t likely to react positively to learning that Mexico is keeping their borders closed. The US State Department permitted travel advisory warnings on Mexico to drop from Level Four to Level Three. It should be clarified that Mexico & America are both facing high infection numbers, with both nations not accepting their social responsibility to physical distance themselves & wear facemasks.

Border closures between the United States and Mexico are effective with land/water crossings. Flights are still being permitted between the neighboring nations, allowing Mexican & American corporations to ship their goods under unique conditions. However, regions of Mexico still struggle to obtain consumer products because of violent classifications. America & Canada both state that certain regions of Mexico are known for “Crime and Kidnapping”.

Health Expert Suggestions

Travel advisories also suggest that American’s should avoid any borders, that they could transmit COVID-19 unknowingly when travelling. This creates the pandemic scenario for a 3rd time. Most medical experts have reflected that until reliable medication for COVID-19 is released, a continued international pandemic is inevitable. When looking towards Mexico, it’s particularly warned to avoid Cozumel & Cabo San Lucas. Travellers must also commit towards a PCR COVID-19 Test before arriving in Mexico. Airport staff in Mexico will also administer a secondary health-screening procedure before permitting that traveller entry.

9/11 Anniversary Limited in COVID Era

September 11th is an important date in modern American history, with the 19th Anniversary of this horrific event having past days ago & had an extraordinary level of sadness as the United States continues to lose thousands of lives daily to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement respected their fallen brothers this passing September 11th, all dawning face masks & gloves to eliminate the spread of COVID-19.

Law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, politicians, and a small percentage of family members from deceased loved ones attended the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at New York’s “One World Trade Centre”. These individuals mourned the loss of three thousand Americans that perished after Middle Eastern Terrorists hijacked four commercial aircraft, crashing them into three locations from New York to Pennsylvania.

Two planes struck the “Twin World Trade Centres” in 2001, causing widespread death & destruction in New York City. Another hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon, with the fourth heading towards the White House. That aircraft missed its target & struck into a Shanksville Field. Those that attended the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony for 2020 were standing six feet apart while paying their respects.

The 2020 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony was dedicated towards the 19th Anniversary of this terrorist act, and towards the 190+ thousand lives that’ve been lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. At 8:46 A.M. there was a moment of silence held at the “One World Trade Centre”, with uniformed first responders & healthcare workers also seen on-site, paying their respects to all the lives lost in 2001 and 2020.

Presidential Candidate & Vice President Bump Elbows

In typical fashion, American Media didn’t focus on the first responders & law enforcement that were paying their respects to fallen lives. Media organizations instead concentrate on how Vice President Mike Pence & President Candidate Joe Biden had bumped elbows. Democrats disputed that Joe Biden shouldn’t have engaged with Mike Pence, who has ultimately supported the loss of life associated with COVID-19 by standing alongside President Donald Trump. Republic outlets refuted that Vince President Mike Pence had gone against his party by engaging with the “Enemy”. This shows the toxic & horrific behaviour of America’s current political/media landscape.

Hilton Times Square Shuts Down

The United States of America has faced industry-wide economic crashes in the tourism industry. Multiple resort & hotels have entered bankruptcy since March 2020, with nobody anticipating the complete halt of profits for months on-end. Even largescale hotel chains like Holiday Inn, Motel Six, the Ritz-Carlton, and the Ramada have announced closure’s around their physical properties.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Incorporated has faced multiple closures, with their global infrastructure beginning to fail amid continued travel restrictions & political uproars between governments that want to resume international tourism in their respective country. Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc announced that they’re closing the “Hilton Times Square Hotel” in New York City on October 1st. This is a significant loss to the iconic tourist zone and shows the longstanding impacts of COVID-19 onto the travel industry.

Lawyers with Hilton Worldwide issued a public filing to the “New York State Department of Labour”, evoking that permanent closure of the 478-Room Hotel will begin at the start of October. COVID-19 was cited for creating unforeseeable circumstances that saw all profits removed from their operations. This closure has prompted 200 Jobs to become cut from the NYC tourism industry. It shouldn’t surprise employed personnel, who have been furloughed by the Hilton Times Square Hotel since March 16th.

The History

New York City first saw the development of Hilton Times Square Hotel in 2000s. It’s faced notable challenges throughout its twenty years of operations, including the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. When construction was finalized, there were 44-Floors available for guests to select from, with amenities like a Pool & Business Centre being supported.

Numerous entertainment venues have been held in their exhibition hall, which won’t see the light of day again until Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc can find a buyer after the COVID-19 Pandemic. It’s expected that worldwide this company has lost $432 Million, with those losses slated to continue until an international vaccine is released.

All hope was lost for the Hilton Times Square Hotel when New York City became the epicentre of COVID-19 in America. Millions were becoming infected & thousands were dying, to the point that bodies were laid out on the street.