Las Vegas casinos prepare to roll

Marco Green
May 25, 2020

Gov. Steve Sisolak said Friday he will hold a press conference Tuesday, May 26, to talk about the next phase in Nevada's reopening plans.

New state Gaming Control Board guidelines need that casinos decontaminate surface areas and also provide "increased attention" to high-touch resort products like tv remotes and also light buttons. The Democratic governor said in a statement Friday that Nevada has continued to see decreasing cases of the coronavirus and hospitalizations of COVID-19 when some restrictions began to be eased almost two weeks ago.

However, many restrictions will remain in place when gambling complexes resume operations.

Because valet parking will be closed, guests will have to self-park in the garage. Bartenders, blackjack dealerships and also stewards using masks.

Guests will get free masks at large resorts, but won't be forced to use them. "If there's crowding, it's every employee's responsibility to ensure there's social distancing".

As it could be expected many are eager to return to the glitzy resorts along the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Vegas. Here is what some of the biggest local casino operators have said.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. said last week that it would first reopen its Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas properties "on the date and time for reopening specified by the State of Nevada".

Pending evaluation of more data, Sisolak may allow casinos to reopen June 4. "Once people know there's an opening date ... demand will increase", he claimed.

The company also on June 4 plans to open some of the retail shops and restaurants at Linq Promenade.

Services such as bars, buffets, live entertainment, spas, and valet parking would not be immediately reopened at Caesars' properties, it also became known.

Tourists returning to Las Vegas will see adjustments because wagering dropped in mid-March for the very first time ever before to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

The company, just as the rest of the operators running properties in Las Vegas, has scrapped parking fees. No one's having fun", claimed Bill Hornbuckle, acting president and also head of state of online casino enormous MGM ResortsInternational "The simple idea that I could get out, come to a resort, lay at a pool, enjoy a nice dinner, sit at a blackjack table.

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Bellagio and New York-New York will be its first two MGM Resorts properties to reopen, but a spokesman would not confirm Friday afternoon whether those resorts would relaunch on June 4.

The most striking difference will be a limit on games and participants: four players only at roulette, six at craps.

Plexiglass dividers will actually be used at all casinos and are set to become the new normal at gaming floors, along with face masks and hand sanitizers. "First will be residents of Las Vegas".

"I don't want them quarantining their people when I want them coming to Las Vegas to gamble and to vacation", Sisolak said Friday morning in a video conference with members of the Vegas Chamber.

"This is an exciting announcement for our company, and the entire state".

Wynn Resorts residential properties and also The Venetian, possessed by Las Vegas Sands, strategy to utilize thermal imaging cams at every entryway to obstruct individuals with high temperatures.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is taking reservations starting June 4, according to the resort's website.

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