Casinos across Nevada were closed on Wednesday along with other non-essential businesses due to an unprecedented order from Governor Steve Sisolak. He asked residents to stay at home to curb the spread of the new corona virus. (March 1
LAS VEGAS – The pandemic has turned Nevada’s main tourist destinations into deserts of uncertainty.
Nobody can say when COVID-19 will loosen its hold or when the economy could recover, but everyone longs for the day when it can leave as quietly as possible and the vacation can be resumed.
State gaming regulators haven’t given approval or a date to lift Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s shutdown order, but casino companies have developed plans to reopen – many of them for June 1.
Many even accept reservations.
Here’s what we know about how Nevada hotel casinos want to reopen. The RGJ will update this list as more information becomes available:
MGM Resorts has not released official real estate data.
The company announced that not all hotels will open at the same time, but with two or three hotels that target different travel budgets.
Sidewalks and sidewalks near the MGM Grand (Photo: Ed Komenda / Reno Gazette Journal)
New York-New York Hotel & Casino is already taking reservations for June 1st.
These properties accept bookings for July 1, according to the property booking websites: Mandalay Bay, Delano, Luxor, Excalibur, Park MGM, MGM Grand, Aria, Vdara, Mirage and Bellagio.
The company has not announced any official opening dates, but the websites of these properties are accepting reservations starting May 29: Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Harrahs, LINQ, Paris, Ballys, Flamingo and Planet Hollywood.
“Our casinos are starting to reopen across the country.” It says on the company’s website. “The exact date that casinos are allowed to open varies from state to state and is determined by government or tribal officials in each jurisdiction.”
CEO Matt Maddox said Wynn and Encore could open in late May, but data must first show that this is safe.
“This requires that we adhere to the benchmarks and that the environment is safe for customers and all of our employees,” said Maddox.
Although no opening date has yet been set, Wynn will accept reservations from June 1st.
Las Vegas Sands
Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns properties such as The Venetian and The Palazzo. (Photo: AP file)
The Venetian resort accepts reservations for stays from June 1st.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. plans to open its two properties in phases. First the Venetian tower is opened – and then the Palazzo Tower at a later date.
Station Casinos agreed to acquire Palms Casino Resort in 2016 for $ 312.5 million. (Photo: Station Casinos)
Station Casinos is also planning Casino reopening in phases, but no opening date has been announced.
Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Sunset Station, Boulder Station, Santa Fe Station, Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson and Wild Wild West accept reservations for stays from June 1st.
Station casinos will delay opening Palm trees, Fiesta Henderson and Texas station until the data shows how the business develops after COVID-19.
The websites of Fremont Hotel, Aliante, Sam’s Town, Suncoast, Orleans and California hotel accept reservations for stays from June 1st.
Gold coast and Main Street Station do not currently accept bookings according to their websites.
“We are optimistic that we can reopen most of our properties in the next few weeks,” said Keith Smith, Boyd’s CEO, in a press release. “We look forward to offering our guests a safe and enjoyable entertainment experience.”
The North Strip Resort, formerly known as Stratosphere, is making reservations for stays from May 29th on its website.
The cosmopolitan Accepts reservations starting June 4, according to the property’s website.
Sahara Las Vegas
Sahara Las Vegas takes reservations from June 1, according to its website.
Atlantis, Eldorado, silverheritage and circuscircus accept reservations for June 1st.
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino is Accept reservations for stays from May 29, but the company’s plans are announced by the governor’s office about reopening measures.
The Peppermill Resort Spa & Casino will be closed on March 18, 2020 by order of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
(Photo: JASON BEAN / RGJ)
The pepper mill announced in an email to his regular guests that they would reopen on June 1st.
The hotel casino will conduct extensive security training and test its employees before it reopens. Peppermill staff must wear masks at all times and guests are encouraged to do so.
The Nugget Casino in Sparks announced on Thursday that Operations will resume soon, with additional health and safety protocols in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Towering windows offer views of Lake Tahoe at the Lone Eagle Grille at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. (Photo: Tracy Barbutes / For RGJ Media)
The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe also announced that hotel operations would resume on June 4.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our guests and the community back,” the hotel casino said on its Facebook page. We will take further steps to ensure your safety and well-being on site.
Contributors: Jason Hidalgo, Reno Gazette Journal.
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