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A Video Inside A Las Vegas Casino Showing Huge Crowds Of People Is Going Viral, Because Of Course This Would Happen

That was quick.

Las Vegas casinos opened at midnight on June 4 after 78 days of being closed.

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Crowds assembled outside the D Casino Hotel and cheered as they were let inside at midnight.

The clock has hit midnight in Las Vegas! Here’s the crowd waiting to get into @theDlasvegas in #DTLV. 🎰

Mick Akers, a reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, documented the casino's opening night.

Just about every seat at the Long Bar at The D is occupied. #vegas #dtlv #reopenvegas

The gaming floor was packed.

People did not waste any time at The D. Gaming floor is packed. #vegas #dtlv #reopenvegas

Slot machines were full.

Some a slot games have players at almost every seat, without spacing. #vegas #dtlv #reopenvegas

Patrons had to get their temperatures taken before entering.

Temperatures of guests are being taken via wrist scan as people enter the D. #vegas #dtlv #reopenvegas

And there was hand sanitizer at almost every entrance.

There are hand sanitizer stations located in all areas of the casino floor and bars at The D. Also at every entrance. #vegas #dtlv #reopenvegas

He said 15–20% of people were wearing masks.

Going off the eye test about 15-20% of customers are wearing masks at The D. #vegas #dtlv #reopenvegas

It was crowded!

A casino floor man trying his best to get people to social distance who aren’t in the same group in line for the cashier. #vegas #dtlv #reopenvegas

But another video taken a few days later showed that some of these crowds were sticking around.

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Arash Markazi, a sports columnist at the Los Angeles Times, posted a video showing just how crowded the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino was.

The video has more than 16 million views and has been retweeted more than 27,000 times.

The two-minute-long video shows crowds of people. Virtually no one is wearing a mask.

There's little to no social distancing.

It appears to be pre-COVID normalcy.

The New York Times just published an article calling casinos "cruise ships on land," saying they'll be a "huge test" for the virus.

I guess we'll have to wait and see!

Until then, here's a video of a guy smoking a cig with a mask on:

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