Most of Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos started reopening on June 4th, following the closure earlier this year amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
After a 78-day shutdown, a good number of Las Vegas hotel-casinos around the Strip and downtown have now reopened.
Expect the following as Las Vegas goes through the opening phases
On Wednesday, June 24, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced a new emergency declaration that requires all persons to wear facial coverings in public. In compliance with this declaration, all Las Vegas casinos began enforcing this requirement at its southern Nevada properties.
Reduced occupancy at casino floors, restaurants, bars, etc.
Physical distancing measures in place at all locations
Handwashing stations installed throughout casino floors.
Plexiglass barriers installed at hotel check-in desks and throughout the casino in areas where six-foot distancing poses a challenge for the safety of guests and employees.
At some resorts, guests contactless check-in via hotel app, including payment, identification and a digital room key.
Reconfigure dining spaces to allow for physical distancing between guests.
Masks required for all casino employees and for guests at some locations.
Thermal cameras at some casino entrances for temperature check
The number of slot machines on the casino floor will be reduced and now located farther apart.
Capacity will be capped at three players a table for blackjack and four for poker.
Expect installed clear, removable plastic partitions between players at card tables
Players will no longer be able to touch the cards on the table
Minimum bets will be raised at card tables
At the craps tables, tape on the floor will show players where to stand to meet social-distancing requirements.
The following downtown Las Vegas hotels are now open:
The D Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Plaza Hotel & Casino
Already Opened - The following MGM Resorts have opened: Bellagio, New York-New York, The Excalibur, MGM Grand Las Vegas and The Signature, The Excalibur and Luxor Hotel & Casino:
Bellagio Las Vegas
Below are a few things to expect as the Bellagio Las Vegas opens
Bellagio's Conservatory will open with a beautiful new Japanese Spring Garden display called "Japan Journey: Magic of Kansai".
The iconic Bellagio fountains will once again come to life.
The lush pool will open with a selection of cabanas available.
The Salon and Fitness Center also will be available.
New York-New York
Opening at New York-New York Hotel Casino will be:
A variety of bars and dining offerings including the lively Tom's Urban
Guests can enjoy the highly popular Big Apple Roller Coaster and Big Apple Arcade
Hershey's Chocolate World
The pools will open with a selection of cabanas available
The property's Fitness Center will be available to hotel guests
Many of the venues at the adjacent Park are slated to open, as well.
MGM Grand and The Signature
Opening at MGM Grand Hotel Casino will be:
MGM Grand will open a number of bars and lounges as well as casual and fine-dining venues including Craftsteak and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill.
A selection of cabanas will be available alongside a portion of the resort's exciting pool environment.
The Salon and Fitness Center will be available to hotel guests.
The Signature at MGM Grand also will open with a variety of its amenities available.
Wynn Las Vegas opened June 4th. Both Wynn and Encore hotels, 16 restaurants, 6 bars and lounges, 3 shopping esplanades, 5 pools, 2 salons, the golf course and both Wynn and Encore casinos are open.
Guests are welcomed back to five of its restaurants, Allegro, Jardin, Lakeside, Mizumi and SW Steakhouse. Advanced reservations required, guests will also be provided with a QR code to access menus before arriving, disposable single use menus as well as appropriately distancing tables.
The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas will reopen Thursday, June 18
The following measures are in place with the reopening:
Non-invasive thermal temperature scans at all guest and employee entrances (no guest with a temperature of 100.4 or more will be allowed in the resort)
All employees wearing face coverings
Complimentary guest face coverings
Nearly 300 hand sanitizer stations throughout the resort
A team of cleaning professionals sanitizing guest areas 24-hours a day.
Already Opened - The following Caesars Entertainment resorts have opened: Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah's Las Vegas, and Paris Las Vegas. Additionally, several retail and dining outlets reopened along The LINQ Promenade, as well as the High Roller Observation Wheel. The LINQ Hotel + Experience casino floor reopened Friday, June 12th, but the hotel and parking garage will remain closed.
Free self-parking is available at the resorts upon opening.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomed back guests with visitors' health and safety as the top priority. Self-parking is free for all guests. Opened amenities include:
The Cosmopolitan's Restaurant Collection will open with Beauty & Essex, Blue Ribbon, Block 16 Urban Food Hall (including District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew., Tekka Bar, Hattie B's, Lardo and Pok Pok Wing), China Poblano, Eggslut, Estiatorio Milos, Jaleo, Holsteins, Milk Bar, Overlook Grill, Scarpetta, Starbucks, STK, The Henry, The Juice Standard, The Pizzeria and Zuma
The Chandelier, Vesper Bar, CliQue Bar & Lounge and Race & Sports Book Bar
The casino floor, high limit rooms and the Race & Sports Book
Sahra Spa, Salon & Hammam will open daily with The Boulevard and The Chelsea tower fitness centers, as well as the outdoor tennis courts for hotel guests
The Boulevard Pool reopens with appropriately spaced lounge chairs, daybeds and cabanas with dedicated cocktail service available for guests
Entertainment and nightlife venues will remain closed
The Venetian Las Vegas reopened the Venetian and the Palazzo towers to the public on June 4th. The resorts offer the following amenities:
A full-service casino
More than a dozen restaurants - including Mott 32, sixth+mill, Matteo's, Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer and CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Several bars including the Dorsey Cocktail Bar and Electra, the fully renovated Venetian pool deck, fitness center and multiple retail outlets.
On Thursday, June 4th, Boyd Gaming resumed operations at nine of its Nevada properties including The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, Cannery Casino Hotel, Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Fremont Hotel and Casino, California Hotel and Casino, and Jokers Wild Casino.
The Boyd Gaming's properties will operate under limited amenities and capacity restrictions in compliance with state and local requirements.
Gold Coast Hotel and Casino only reopened the casino and select restaurants to visitors.
The following measures are in place with the reopening:
Select dining and casino bars open with varied hours; All buffets remain closed
Slot machines and video poker are available 24/7, following social distancing requirements
Table games are available at Aliante, Cannery, California, Fremont, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam's Town and The Orleans with varied hours and limited seating in accordance with social distancing
The Orleans offers poker with limited hours and seating
Aliante, Gold Coast, Sam's Town and Suncoast offer Bingo with varied hours
Sports books are open at Aliante, Cannery, Fremont, Gold Coast, Sam's Town, Suncoast and The Orleans
Fremont Hotel and Casino is the only Boyd Gaming property offering valet services
Pools at Aliante and The Orleans are open with varied hours.
Bowling is available at Gold Coast, Sam's Town, Suncoast and The Orleans
All Movie theaters, showrooms, fitness centers and spas remain closed during the initial reopening phase
B Connected player loyalty program comes to Cannery Casino Hotel starting June 4th.
On Thursday, June 4th, Station Casinos plans to reopen Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Palms Place, Santa Fe Station, Boulder Station, Palace Station and Sunset Station properties.
Station Casinos will assess the performance of those first-to-reopen properties before reopening Palms, Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho.
The following measures will be in place with the reopening:
All guests and team members' will be temperature checked via non-invasive state-of-the-art thermal scanners installed at all resort properties' entrances.
Touch-free hand sanitizing stations will be installed throughout the property.
The visibility and frequency of cleaning will be significantly increased throughout the public and non-public areas of the property.
Updated 5/28/2020 -
(Downtown Locations): Apache at Binion's, D, Downtown Grand, Four Queens, Golden Nugget, Golden Gate, El Cortez, Plaza
The Strat, Arizona Charlie's, The Sahara, Circus Circus, Treasure Island, Cosmopolitan, Ellis Island, Tuscany, OYO, Silverton, and South Point
At Fremont Street Experience, the following opened on Thursday, June 4th:
Fremont Street four-block pedestrian promenade
The SlotZilla zipline in downtown Las Vegas
Fremont Street Experience opened with the following temporary restrictions:
Visitors must be 21 years of age with valid identification;
Large bags and backpacks are restricted (small purses are acceptable)
Note: Individuals under 21 accompanied by parent/guardian and/or hotel guests are exempt from age restriction.
Due the escalation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has announced the immediate temporary suspension of the following Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas:
"O" at Bellagio
KÀ at MGM Grand
The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage
Mystère at Treasure Island
Zumanity at New York-New York
Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay
**Customers may cancel show bookings for a full refund, for any reason, through May 31, 2020 or 24 hours before the show begins, whichever is earlier.
As the resorts reopen, the city is closely monitoring the global health response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the World Health Organization. In addition to the guidelines from these agencies, these resorts are also closely monitoring the guidance provided by the Southern Nevada Health District.
The Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Las Vegas – one of the most iconic landmarks of the Las Vegas skyline, features a special twinkling light show at 8 p.m. PT every night for 10 minutes to honor healthcare workers, in tandem with Paris, France.