Las Vegas Expected to Re-open Next Week with Many Changes

By Pacey on May 26, 2020
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Las Vegas has been officially shut down since March 18th, well over two months ago.

The governor of Nevada, Governor Sisolak, is expected to announce at a news conference today that casinos will be allowed to reopen as of June 4th, next Thursday.

However there will be a LOT of changes to the Las Vegas strip.

Nightclubs, day clubs, buffets, large venues and the Cirque de Soleil won’t open and there won’t be valet parking. Hotels and resorts recommend a maximum of 4 people in an elevator at a time. Expect to wear masks and find plenty of hand sanitizer stations in any public space.

Up to 50 percent of the maximum occupancy may enter until we enter an advanced reopening phase. The Bellagio, for example, is only opening 1,200 of its 5,000 rooms.

Also expect temperature monitoring stations at casino entry points like airports and amusement parks are installing. Also, don’t expect casinos to be open for 24 hours. Casinos may open at 10 a.m. and close as late as 2 a.m.

It is expected that casinos will close every other slot machine to allow for social distancing, and half the chairs at every table game will be taken away.

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