Las Vegas restaurants can finally sell alcohol through third-party apps

Almost ten months after the pandemic, which saw restaurant revenue decimated by a state-mandated 25 percent occupancy rate, mandatory reservations, and no more than four customers per table within two meters, the city of Las Vegas finally decided to stop delivering alcohol Authorize through third parties from outlets such as Uber Eats, Postmates and DoorDash. The city council on Wednesday approved a new bill that went through three public hearings before voting on the bill that gives restaurants an additional way to make some money.

Starting Sunday, customers will be able to order cocktails, beers, bottles, and more at restaurants in the city that don’t include the Las Vegas Strip.

The city already has an emergency ordinance that allows alcohol-licensed grocery stores outside of the company to deliver alcohol, and these companies have had to hire employees to deliver alcohol. This new bill will allow restaurants and convenience stores to deliver alcohol through third-party companies that have to train staff and check IDs for age.

One caveat: alcohol cannot be delivered to unrestricted gaming properties, which means most casinos.

Representatives from Instacart, Amazon and 7-Eleven supported the bill for the delivery of alcohol.

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