LAS VEGAS (AP) – Gambling giants MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment announced that they had 100% utilization of their gaming days on the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday, with no person-to-person approval required after state agencies approve it had.
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.
For Caesars, this was true for Ballys, Caesars Palace, Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrahs, LINQ, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood and the Rio.
The MGM resorts involved Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur and Park MGM.
According to MGM Resorts, restaurants, swimming pools, and other non-gambling areas are 3 feet away and have an 80% occupancy limit. Masks are still required.
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 govern 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 vaccination. 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.