After nearly 2 months of closure, Las Vegas casinos have been given the approval to reopen. Big name properties including Bellagio, MGM Grand, and Caesars Palace, are among the hotel-casinos reopening June 4th. This is great news for employees waiting to get back to work. While the properties will be open to visitors, there will still be several restrictions in place. For example, buffets, gyms, and fitness centers will remain closed for a bit longer.
“I don’t think you’re going to find a safer place to come than Las Vegas by June 4, with the protocols that we’ve put in place…”
Unfortunately, nightclubs will also have to remain closed. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has welcomed visitors back to Las Vegas but has recommended travelers to “stay cautious”. Visitors will have to stay socially distant from one another and encouraged to wear masks. It’s even reported that Wynn Resorts will be using thermal imaging cameras to pick out those with fevers from entering.
Even with casinos open, it might not be the perfect time to pack your bags and rush down to the city. Casinos will be required to open at only 50% capacity. In addition, most casinos are spacing out visitors by closing every other slot machine. Remaining table games will also see fewer players along with plexiglass shields to protect employees. As expected, employees will be extensively cleaning public areas and hotel rooms throughout the day.
Overall, Las Vegas is not going to look or feel like the Las Vegas we all love for some time. Still, Gov. Sisolak encourages visitors to come and enjoy themselves with the activities available.