LAS VEGAS CASINOS RESUME THE WORK!
Las Vegas casinos were closed in March, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. We can’t say with 100% certainty when the Las Vegas casinos will reopen, but there are estimated dates and requirements that the casino administration will follow during the opening.
The Las Vegas largest casino operators recently shared plans for opening facilities.
Many of these casinos have also issued occupational health and safety plans to protect guests and their employees.
Opening a casino in Las Vegas
Las Vegas Casino was closed in mid-March by Governor Steve Sisolak. Currently, the state is gradually allowing the gambling business to resume its work.
In fact, the governor will not give details when the casinos are open. The Nevada Game Control Board will announce opening dates later.
At the moment, we can only talk about approximate opening dates:
Caesars Entertainment – May 2
Cosmopolitan – June 4
MGM Resorts – June 1
The Orleans (select Boyd Gaming properties) – June 1
Station Casinos – June 1
Treasure Island – May 22
The Venetian – June 1
Wynn Las Vegas – May 26
Last week, the Nevada Gambling Control Board approved a number of health and safety requirements when opening a casino.
Halls for games will be open only for 50% of the usual attendance. Chairs from many machines will be removed, and tables for table games will have a limited number of seats for players.
Blackjack: three (3) players at the table
Craps: six (6) players at the table
Roulette: four (4) players at the table
All games played on a blackjack-sized table, such as three-card poker, must have the same number of available seats. In poker tables there can be only four players at one table. It is not yet clear which poker rooms will be opened along with other casinos.
Initially, Casinos in Las Vegas will also open a limited number of restaurants and bars, and subsequently open new ones as necessary.
Day clubs (and pool parties) along with night clubs will remain closed, as casinos will open for business.
Two large operators on the Vegas Strip will approach the opening in a similar way. Both MGM Resorts and Caesars will open only two casinos. Coincidentally or not, each company will open its most iconic property along with less expensive property. Representatives of both companies also report that they can open up to four facilities if there is enough demand for them.
Representatives of Boyd Gaming said they would open every hotel with a limited number of restaurants and bars. The company does not disclose information on the amount of specific locations for each facility.
The Nevada Game Control Board has approved the minimum requirements for opening a casino. Many individual plans of casino operators are similar and comply with the recommendations of the board of directors.
In addition to limiting the number of people in each part of the gaming floor, casinos will have hand sanitizers or sanitizing wipes, cleaning playgrounds (including tables, chairs, rails, chips, cards, dice and tiles for Pai Gow) and processing slot machines, will happen much more often than before. All casino staff will wear masks. Most casinos also recommend that guests do not neglect this rule.
For example, MGM Resorts offers contactless check-in at its hotels to prevent the spread of the virus. Guests can check in to their rooms using their mobile device. The same device can be used as a key. Previously, this was also possible, but in the current circumstances it will become a prerequisite for visitors, since social distance and touching a smaller number of objects for many clients has become much more important than ever.