Casinos ready to open doors, tourists ready to return to Las Vegas

  • Governor Steve Sisolak gave the state’s casinos a tentative opening date of June 4. 
  • 12 states have already re-opened their casinos before Las Vegas. 
  • Re-opening means that casinos will have to follow strict guidelines and enforce them diligently
  • Wynn Resorts and Caesars Entertainment look forward to opening their doors
  • Tourists from California eager for Las Vegas to reopen. 

Last Friday, Governor Steve Sisolak gave the state’s casinos a tentative opening date of June 4. 

The tentative date was announced after immense pressure form industry leaders to re-open casinos. 

Pressure persisted as Nevadas’s unemployment hit an all-time high. 

Industry leaders felt a lag from authorities, especially since 12 states have already re-opened their casinos in the past weeks.  

Virginia Valentine, President of the Nevada Resort Association said, “Our members have spent more than two months preparing for this day. They’ve put in place enhanced health and safety plans and protocols.”

She added, “Our members are excited to show off the enhancements they’ve made that preserve the experience while ensuring the well-being of our employees and visitors.”

Casinos ready to re-open

When casinos open on June 4, it will have been 78 days since the Governor’s full closure order of all non-essential businesses went into effect.

Re-opening means that casinos will have to follow strict guidelines and enforce them diligently. 

“New limits will include head-counts, surveillance and using the property’s slot accounting system to monitor the number of people on the casino’s floor,” USA Today.

More than 400 casinos have been preparing for re-opening day. 

David Str, Spokesman for Boyd Gaming, said, “It’s been a long two months for us. It’s been a long two months for everyone in the state, but we’re ready to go back to business in Nevada.”

Wynn Resorts and Caesars Entertainment are also looking forward to re-opening their doors for visitors after two brutal months.

“We applaud Governor Sisolak for his decision to target June 4 for opening resorts,” Michael Weaver, Wynn Resorts Spokesman. 

As well, Caesars Entertainment Spokesmen, Richard Broom said, “We are excited to welcome back guests and team members with enhanced health and safety protocols in compliance with state directives.”

Are tourists ready to return?

Many are ready to return to Sin City, especially tourists coming from California! 

Joann Woodward, a nurse working in Downey, California, said, “I’m a nurse practitioner, I already wash my hands 40, 50 times a day. I’m not going to shake hands with anybody or hug them.”

At this point, a combination between common sense and following health and hygiene guidelines could help to safely re-open Sin City. 

Steve Hill, president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said, “I know that our state, county, and health leaders together with our resort partners have taken every necessary step and precaution to ensure a safe and sustained opening.”

I'm Adam Shaw, Senior Editor and one of the first members at VegasSlots. I'm a massive football sports fan but also love casinos and occasional trips to Las Vegas. Gaming runs in the family

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