Three major Las Vegas casino operators have been given the green light to reopen their gaming floors at 100% capacity as Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak eyes June 1 full reopening of the Silver State.
On Wednesday, Caesars Entertainment Inc., MGM Resorts International, and Station Casinos all secured approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to increase gaming floor occupancy to 100% at their properties.
In a statement, Caesars said that the state gaming regulator has given it the go-ahead to return to full occupancy and without social distancing on the casino floors of nine of its Vegas resorts. These include:
Bally’s Las Vegas
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Flamingo Las Vegas
Harrah’s Las Vegas
The LINQ Hotel + Experience
Paris Las Vegas
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Caesars noted that the Gaming Control Board’s permission was the result of its “measurable and material steps to vaccinate” its employees.
Nevada gambling properties have been operating at limited capacity and with strict measures in place since their reopening in June 2020 after a three-month state-mandated closure aiming to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Nevada’s social distancing mandate was removed on May 1 and all Clark County casinos were allowed to raise their occupancy from 50% to 80% on the same day.
MGM, Station Casinos Too Resume Operations at 100% Capacity
MGM and Station Casinos were too allowed to reopen their Las Vegas casinos at full capacity this past Wednesday.
MGM returned immediately to 100% capacity and no social distancing on the casino floors of all of its Las Vegas properties, with those being:
Bellagio Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
The Mirage Hotel & Casino
New York-New York Hotel & Casino
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
The company noted that 80% occupancy restrictions and three-feet social distancing policies remain in place outside of its casino floors, including restaurants, pools, and other non-gaming amenities at its Vegas resorts.
Casino floors at Station Casinos’ Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Boulder Station, Sunset Station, and Santa Fe Station properties too now operate at full occupancy after the Nevada Gaming Control Board gave the nod to the move on Wednesday.
The company said that internal vaccination of its employees and their families which started in April continues at on-site clinics across its properties.
Caesars, MGM, and Station’s casinos joined a slew of other properties that have already resumed casino operations at 100% capacity, including The STRAT, Wynn, Encore, and The Cosmopolitan.
Sources: Caesars Entertainment Returns to Full Capacity Gaming Floors at all Las Vegas Resorts, PR Newswire, May 12, 2021
MGM Resorts Returning To Full Gaming Floor Occupancy At Las Vegas Properties, PR Newswire, May 12, 2021
Station Casinos receive 100% gaming floor occupancy approval for Las Vegas-area properties, KTNV Las Vegas, May 12, 2021
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