LAS VEGAS – – Gambling giants MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment open their Las Vegas gaming days 100% with state approval with no person-to-person distancing required.
Most of the largest properties in the resort corridor were affected by the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s decision, which was based on staff vaccination rates.
Caesars Entertainment features that are 100% busy on the casino floor include:
- Bally’s Las Vegas
- Caesars Palace Las Vegas
- The Cromwell
- Flamingo Las Vegas
- Harrah’s Las Vegas
- The LINQ Hotel + experience
- Paris Las Vegas
- Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
- Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
“The expansion to full capacity and the elimination of social distancing on our Las Vegas casino floors are the result of our team members’ dedication to doing their part in putting us all on the path to recovery,” said Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “We are grateful to our team members who have chosen to vaccinate and will continue to provide incentives and easy access to local vaccines for all of our Las Vegas team members.”
MGM properties that are 100% occupied on the pitch include:
- Bellagio Resort & Casino
- ARIA Resort & Casino
- MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
- Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
- Park MGM
- The Mirage Hotel & Casino
- New York-New York Hotel & Casino
- Luxor Hotel and Casino
- Excalibur Hotel & Casino
“This is another major milestone in Las Vegas’ incredible recovery. We will continue to work to vaccinate as many people as possible and to keep health and safety protocols vigilant to protect our employees, guests and the community. This important work needs to be done to continue for us MGM Resorts is determined to do our part, “said Bill Hornbuckle, CEO and President of MGM Resorts.
According to MGM Resorts, restaurants, swimming pools, and other non-gambling areas are 0.9 meters (3 feet) away and have an 80% occupancy limit. Masks are still required.
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Station Casinos also received approval to fully occupy the casino in six locations, including the Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch and Palace, Boulder, Sunset and Santa Fe stations.
Clark County’s lawmakers, which oversee businesses in the Las Vegas area, have approved plans to allow 100% occupancy in off-casino locations once 60% of the county’s eligible residents receive a vaccine. As of Wednesday it was 47%.
Other 100% open casinos in Las Vegas include Wynn Las Vegas, Encore, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and the resort now known as the Strat.