With Nevada casinos permitted to reopen on June 4, Las Vegas
resorts are ramping up their plans to resume operations.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the June 4 reopening
date on May 26. The state’s casinos have been closed under state order since
Wynn Las Vegas said that both the Wynn and Encore resort
complexes will be reopening June 4, with a total of 16 restaurants, six bars
and lounges, three shopping esplanades, five pools and two salons expected to
be up and running. The casinos and 18-hole golf course will also be open.
Wynn is one of several major Las Vegas casino companies that
has committed to testing employees for Covid-19 before they return to work.
MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment and Boyd Gaming have partnered with Las Vegas’ University Medical Center, the Culinary
Health Fund and the Las Vegas Convention Center to provide Covid-19 testing for
their gaming employees.
Caesars has confirmed that Caesars Palace and the Flamingo
Las Vegas will be the first of its Las Vegas resorts to open as soon as state
restrictions are lifted. Both properties will offer lodging, dining options and
access to their outdoor pools as well as slot machines and table games. Live
entertainment, bars, spas, buffets and valet parking, however, will not be
Caesars added that the Harrah’s hotel and the Linq hotel’s gaming
floor would reopen next, with timing based on customer demand.
MGM Resorts said the Bellagio, New York-New York and MGM
Grand hotels will reopen June 4. The Bellagio’s fountains will resume operating
as will the Petrossian Bar and Prime, Lago and Mayfair Supper Club restaurants.
The Bellagio pool, salon and fitness center will also reopen.
At New York-New York, several bars and restaurants and the
fitness center will reopen, along with the Big Apple Roller Coaster, Big Apple
Arcade and Hershey's Chocolate World attractions.
MGM Grand plans to reopen a number of food and beverage
outlets, including Craftsteak and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, as well as its
salon, fitness center and a portion of its pool. The Signature at MGM Grand
all-suite resort will also be open for business.
Las Vegas Sands will reopen the Venetian
on June 4, with the Palazzo to follow at a later date. The Venetian’s reopening
plans will include its casino, pool deck, fitness center and multiple retail
outlets, as well as more than a dozen restaurants and several bars.
In Downtown Las Vegas, both the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate
Hotel & Casino are scheduled to reopen June 4. To help jumpstart tourism in
the city, D Las Vegas and Golden Gate CEO Derek Stevens launched the “Keep
America Flying” promotion, under which he will give away 1,000 free one-way
flights to Las Vegas from more than 20 U.S. cities.
Participants can book a seat by signing up at TheD.com on a
first-come, first-served basis.