Much as Orlando’s theme parks have announced their planned emergence from COVID-19 quarantine closures, Sin City’s famous Strip is starting to come back to life, as several major Las Vegas casinos have announced that they will reopen on June 4.
On May 26, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that Phase Two of the reopening of Nevada will begin May 29, with casinos allowed to open less than a week later on June 4. Nightclubs, day clubs, gentlemen’s clubs, brothels, and live sporting events will remain closed.
In the wake of that order, MGM Resorts International announced its planned June 4 reopening of Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand Las Vegas, and The Signature, pending final approval from the gaming control board. In addition, Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced that Caesars Palace and the Flamingo would be the company’s first Las Vegas properties to reopen. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will also reopen on June 4, as will the Venetian and Saharah.
At opening, amenities at Las Vegas’s resorts will be limited, with additional venues and properties on the Strip reopening as demand returns. Temperature checks will be required to enter casino resorts, and face masks will be strongly encouraged (or mandatory in certain locations).
The body temperature of all guests’ entering the state’s casinos must be checked upon entering. Guests who register 100.4 or above will have 15 minutes “to cool down” before being retested. If they fail again, they’ll be asked to go to the secondary screening area. Medical professionals will monitor basic vital signs, consult with a tele-health provider, collect a lab sample if recommended by the provider, and transfer the guest either to a quarantine hotel or hospital if medically needed.
Contact-free check-in and digital menus will be available. Certain gaming machines will be disabled and seating removed at table games to promote social distancing. Valet parking will be closed, and self-parking will be complimentary. Portions of pools will be closed, but attractions like Bellagio’s Conservatory and the Big Apple Roller Coaster at New York-New York will be open.
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