Viva Las Vegas? Yup, Las Vegas Is Opening Up With Some Restrictions!
It took something as impactful as this pandemic to completely shut down the strip. The last time Las Vegas went completely dark was when JFK was assassinated in 63′. Now Sin City is looking to slowly re-open along with some restrictions.
Vegas was under a monthlong freeze on gambling. Everything from casino resorts to slot machines at convenient stores was shut down.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak stated, “Every day that is delayed here, I’m losing a dozen people on the back end that are going to die as a result of this.” Now Gov. Sisolak has set a tentative date of June 4 to reopen casinos statewide following two weeks of continued decreases in both new cases and hospitalizations.
Casinos will be required to submit their plans for reopening. Those plans will then be looked over for approval at least seven days ahead of their planned openings. However, for you party goers this is for casinos only. That’s right all nightclubs, dayclubs, large venues, live shows and even their famous buffets will remain closed.
Caesars Palace GM Sean McBurney stated, “You’re going to see a lot of social distancing. If there’s crowding, it’s every employee’s responsibility to ensure there’s social distancing.”
Gamblers themselves will be forced to practice social distancing at the tables. Rules such as four players max at roulette table and six players at the craps tables will be enforced. The Bellagio is taking it a step further and plans to insert also plastic partitions between players. Most larger casinos have also committed to providing free masks to guests.