Rural Nevada casinos reopen under phase two Cynthia Delaney, Elko Daily Free Press · June 6, 2020 at 8:43 am Casinos reopened in Elko June 4 after the entire gaming industry was closed more than two months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We opened this morning at 8 a.m. (Thursday) at the Stockmen’s,” said Dave Zornes, CEO of Northern Stars Casinos, which owns the Stockmen’s Casino, the Commercial Casino and the Scoreboard in Spring Creek. “All of our employees took training yesterday to deal with everything related to this new world.” According to Zornes, all employees will have their temperatures taken and fill out a questionaire every day before starting work. Employees on the slot floor are constantly cleaning the slot machines. Masks and gloves are available for any guest that requests them while they are at one of the company’s local gambling venues. The entire slot floor has been reconfigured so customers are not sitting next to anyone while they play.