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Here’s the latest business news from around Northern Nevada, with Business Beat from the Northern Nevada Business Weekly.

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Here are the local news headlines for the morning of Friday, Aug. 27, 2021.

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Here are your local news headlines for the morning of Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021.

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Two states in the Mountain West have some of the country’s highest unemployment rates, including Nevada, which tops the nation. 

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Benjamin Payne

Read in English.

Los apostadores pudieron probar su suerte una vez más en Nevada, ya que los casinos en el estado abrieron sus puertas con una capacidad máxima del 50 por ciento este pasado viernes, 4 de junio. Pero como informa Benjamin Payne de KUNR, los trabajadores siguen preocupados por la seguridad debido a la pandemia de COVID-19.

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Ben Payne

Lee en español.

Gamblers can once again try their luck in Nevada, as casinos across the state begin reopening Thursday under 50% maximum occupancy, but as KUNR's Benjamin Payne reports, workers are concerned about safety. 

El Strip de Las Vegas por la noche vacío frente al Caesars Palace Hotel y Casino.
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Después del cierre de los negocios no esenciales en Nevada durante 30 días, muchos trabajadores de casinos se quedan sin trabajo. 

Darling Parelta trabajaba como un portera de casino en el Sahara Hotel y Casino ubicado en el famoso Strip de Las Vegas. 

Según el Associated Press, el cierre afecta a más de 200 mil empleados de casinos de Nevada. Parelta es una de ellas.


Ella dice que el cierre da miedo y que solo puede pensar en sus hijos.    

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Westgate Resorts

The COVID-19 pandemic is now threatening the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, following a number of high-profile sporting events that have already been postponed or canceled. These cancelations have some sportsbooks looking for different things to bet on.

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After the closure of Nevada’s non-essential businesses for 30 days, many casino workers are left without a job. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing federal, state and local governments to take drastic measures. And in Nevada, Gov. Steve Sisolak did something never done before: he ordered all casinos in the state to shut down for 30 days.

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University of Nevada, Reno

COVID-19 is halting sports events around the country. The National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer are all suspended. And March Madness is canceled.

That’s affecting one industry particularly hard: sports betting.