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Analyst: Less than half (if that many) of the Las Vegas Strip’s hotel rooms could reopen next month

According to initial plans released by several casino companies, roughly 41% of the total Las Vegas Strip hotel room capacity will, tentatively, reopen on June 4. One analyst, however, said the percentage of rooms available will likely be much lower, given health and safety guidelines put into place by resort operators and state gaming regulators.

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7/10/2020

article Nobody knows how many resort workers are infected— including employees
(Las Vegas) -- Aileen Rotzin has a deadly secret — one she doesn’t want to keep. The M Resort cage cashier tested positive for COVID-19 on July 4, one month...
article Public, coworkers left in dark as hotel-casinos protect COVID-19 data
(Las Vegas) -- It’s unclear just how many Las Vegas hospitality workers have tested positive for COVID-19 since hotel-casinos were allowed to reopen June 4.
article Las Vegas tourists undeterred by spread of virus inside hotel-casinos
(Las Vegas) -- A growing number of positive COVID-19 cases among hospitality workers on the Strip has had little effect on many travelers’ vacation plans. Its...
article Cosmopolitan warns of possible layoffs
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas may be gearing for layoffs. “The layoff and furloughs which began on or about March 24, 2020, and April 17, 2020, may...
article Welcome back: Las Vegas' Bally's hotel-casino to reopen July 23 during COVID-19 pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- Bally's hotel-casino has a reopening date. The Strip property plans to welcome guests back at 10 a.m. on July 23. “We continue to see solid...

7/8/2020

article Virtual wallets and more: Here's how Las Vegas is gambling during the COVID-19 era
(Las Vegas) -- We're seeing changes in so many aspects of our lives because of the coronavirus pandemic, and gaming is no exception. Because it's the beating heart of...
article Red Rock Resorts Strong on Las Vegas Operations, Costs High
(Wall Street) -- Red Rock Resorts, Inc. RRR is likely to benefit from its Las Vegas operations as well as Palace Station and Palms redevelopment projects. Also, the...

7/7/2020

article More layoffs ahead for hotel, casino workers
(Las Vegas) -- More layoffs lie ahead for many Las Vegas hotel-casino workers. Several properties gave state notice of mass layoffs since June 4, when hotel-casinos were...
article Las Vegas casinos dealt new threat amid coronavirus resurgence
(Las Vegas) -- A resurgence of new COVID-19 cases is dealing a fresh blow to Las Vegas casinos by driving business away from Sin City and toward regional locations.
article More layoffs ahead for hotel-casino workers
(Las Vegas) -- More layoffs lie ahead for many Las Vegas hotel-casino workers. Several properties gave state notice of mass layoffs since June 4, when hotel-casinos were...
article Las Vegas Casinos On The Verge Of Re-Closing After Barely A Month
(Las Vegas) -- The experts have been saying all along that a second wave of COVID-19 is coming, and in the United States they’re being proven right. (Unless you...
article Circus Circus sues insurance company over rejected coronavirus claim
(Las Vegas) -- Lawyers for Circus Circus filed a federal lawsuit against the north Strip property’s insurance company that has refused to cover losses experienced...
article BLOG: The Reopening of Las Vegas Casinos During the COVID-10 Pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- Governor Sisolak authorized certain businesses, including restaurants, barbershops, hair salons, and most retail businesses, to reopen with limitations...

7/6/2020

article Derek Stevens: looking forward to the roar of Circa’s sporting crowds
(Las Vegas) -- With an earlier than slated opening date for his Circa Resort & Casino, Las Vegas CEO and developer Derek Stevens is clearly enthused about what the...
article Influential Las Vegas developer Irwin Molasky dies at 93
(Las Vegas) -- Irwin Molasky, one of Las Vegas’ most influential developers outside the Strip, with projects ranging from condo towers and office buildings to...

7/5/2020

article M Resort sportsbook closed after positive COVID-19 case
(Las Vegas) -- The sportsbook at M Resort was closed Thursday and Friday after an employee tested positive for coronavirus, according to a spokeswoman. William Hill...
article Resorts World Las Vegas activates 100K-square-foot LED screen
(Las Vegas) -- Resorts World Las Vegas activated its 100,000-square-foot LED screen on its west tower on Independence Day, showing a digital fireworks display.

7/4/2020

article Bellagio error may be biggest sportsbook loss for Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The nearly quarter-million dollars in winning wagers reportedly placed at MGM Resorts last Sunday might be the largest sportsbook loss in Las Vegas...

7/3/2020

article Gaming has bigger role for Vegas visitors, new survey report says
(Las Vegas) -- Resorts have been investing millions in their non-gaming attractions to bring in visitors. But Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s Visitor...
article Las Vegas Strip crowds expected for Fourth of July holiday weekend
(Las Vegas) -- Despite a sharp uptick of COVID- 19 cases in Nevada, crowds of tourists are expected to flock to the Las Vegas Strip this Fourth of July weekend.
article MGM Grand poker room reopening Friday
(Las Vegas) -- The MGM Grand poker room will reopen at 4 p.m. Friday, a spokesman said. The room will have plexiglass dividers between players to allow six-handed play,...

7/2/2020

article Casinos are seeing strong sales despite social distancing, Circa Resort CEO says
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens said Thursday that although social distancing protocols are limiting the amount of people inside his casinos, sales...
article Circa Resort & Casino now accepting reservations for world’s largest sportsbook
(Las Vegas) -- With the debut of Circa Resort & Casino – Downtown Las Vegas’ first ground-up casino in four decades – set for October 28, the highly anticipated...
article Circa Sports Raises Stakes In Battle For World's Largest Sportsbook
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens is a betting man. When his cherished Michigan Wolverines made a deep run in the 2018 NCAA tournament, Stevens came 40 minutes from cashing a...

7/1/2020

article Chuck Bowling still steady as Mandalay Bay reopens on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Chuck Bowling is still figuring out how to keep his mask in place, and over his nose, while talking. It’s a process, similar to peeling away the...

6/30/2020

article 'His life was taken away': Culinary Union sues Las Vegas casinos as COVID-19 spreads
(Las Vegas) -- On his final shift, Adolfo Fernandez could barely push his cart. The Culinary Union porter worked in Caesars Palace's housekeeping department. In his...
article Could The Luxor Resort & Casino Be Demolished? Las Vegas Reports Suggest That It Might
(Las Vegas) -- The pyramid hotel that is the Luxor Resort & Casino in Las Vegas may be nearing its demise as MGM Resorts (MGM) is reportedly considering demolishing...
article Vegas casinos wagering on cashless gambling in coronavirus era
(Las Vegas) -- Wagering on cashless casinos is looking like a solid bet. The Nevada Gaming Commission, which oversees Las Vegas’ dozens of casinos, recently gave...
article Henderson woman wins more than $650,000 at local casino
(Las Vegas) -- On June 15, one Henderson woman’s life changed after hitting the jackpot on a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at a local casino. The moment occurred...

6/29/2020

article Cosmopolitan workers say resort isn’t disclosing spread of coronavirus among employees
(Las Vegas) -- Employees of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas have reported a growing number of casino floor workers testing positive for COVID-19 and are frustrated by the...
article Las Vegas casino employee dies after testing positive for coronavirus
(Las Vegas) -- An employee that worked at a casino owned by Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas died after testing positive for COVID-19 according to a statement released...
article Hotel casino workers take employers to court over COVID protections
(Las Vegas) -- The Culinary Union--which represents 60-thousand workers, bartenders, cocktail waitress, kitchen and housekeeping workers, bellmen and porters--filed a...
article Aria poker room to reopen with 6-handed play
(Las Vegas) -- The Aria poker room will reopen Wednesday with plexiglass dividers and six-handed games, an MGM Resorts spokesman confirmed.
article Las Vegas casinos could ditch cash amid coronavirus fears
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas gamblers could soon bet with their cellphones instead of cash as casinos try to bounce back from the coronavirus crisis, a new report says....
article The First Adults-Only Casino And Resort Is Opening In Las Vegas This Fall
(Las Vegas) -- The new Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas is set to open in time for Halloween—two months sooner than its original scheduled date of...
article Luxor Las Vegas Demolition Rumors Spread, Insiders Say Days Numbered
(Las Vegas) -- The Luxor Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip has been a staple of the city skyline since it opened in 1993, but the iconic pyramid could be facing...
article Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection, terminates 3,500
(Las Vegas) -- In a move that would have been unheard of even a year ago, Cirque du Soleil, the Las Vegas Strip’s preeminent production company for more than two...
article Hakkasan’s Casa Calavera and L.A.’s Kassi Club Expand to Virgin Hotel Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Boldly committed to a late fall debut, the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas dining portfolio continues to surprise, with two new high-profile tenants planning...

6/27/2020

article Culinary to sue Las Vegas casino companies over virus protections
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas resorts that have partially reopened amid the global pandemic haven’t adequately protected employees and their families from the...
article Mask mandate catching on with Las Vegas Strip visitors
(Las Vegas) -- The newly mandated mask policy in Nevada seemed to be grasped quickly Saturday by those visiting the Las Vegas Strip. Patrons at The Cosmopolitan, MGM...

6/26/2020

article AAA: Las Vegas Leads Nation in Hotel Bookings During COVID-19 Crisis
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino resorts and hotels have booked more hotel stays than any other destination in the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept tens of...
article Las Vegas casino uses Hindu, Jain deities to offer 'high-class debauchery'; apologises later
(Las Vegas) -- A casino in Las Vegas found itself in hot waters after displaying statues of various Hindu and Jain deities, instantly drawing flak from religious leaders...
article The First-ever Adults-only Casino in Vegas Will Have America’s Largest Pool Amphitheater
(Las Vegas) -- A new resort and casino is coming to Las Vegas, but you might need to leave the kids at home. Circa Resort & Casino plans to be the first ever adult-...
article Casino Execs Sue Drew Las Vegas Developer Alleging Fraud
(Las Vegas) -- A group of high-level casino executives is suing developers of The Drew Las Vegas for breach of contract and fraud. The five plaintiffs in the case claim...
article Gambling Insider: Vegas Will Win Despite COVID-19 Protocols
(Las Vegas) -- As sports slowly but surely return to the American landscape, so too will sports betting. One must wonder, though: will Vegas – and sports betting...
article Lines.com Research: The Shocking Total Dollars Lost in Las Vegas Due to COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has not only swept the nation but has ravaged the sports industry. Sporting events all over the globe were forced to come...

6/25/2020

article Face coverings are now mandatory at Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- They’re not gambling on safety any longer. Nevada will now require face coverings outside and in all indoor spaces where people convene —...
article Laid-off Drew Las Vegas staffers sue owner, claim money owed
(Las Vegas) -- A casino “whale hunter” and other executives have teamed up to sue Drew Las Vegas owner Steve Witkoff, alleging they were laid off from the...
article MGM and Caesars casinos change their policies to require all visitors wear masks
(Las Vegas) -- Hotel and casino titans MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment are kicking their health protocols up a notch and requiring guests to wear masks at all...
article Las Vegas a Tale of Two Cities as Market Research Shows Local Casinos Faring Better in Reopening
(Las Vegas) -- A report from a New York-based research and analytics firm shows that casinos on the Las Vegas Strip are seeing a slight improvement in the number of...
article Sahara poker room to install plexiglass dividers
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara Las Vegas poker room will install plexiglass dividers to allow it to host six-handed games, a spokeswoman said. She said the dividers had been...
press release M Resort Spa Casino celebrates reopening and announces 'no resort fee summer'
(Las Vegas) -- M Resort Spa Casino would like to celebrate its recent June 4 reopening and #welcomeback its loyal guests by offering those in search of a summer escape...
article Vegas show producers craft multiple plans while staying prepared to return
(Las Vegas) -- When you think of the Las Vegas Strip casino resorts that pack the biggest entertainment punch, Treasure Island might not be at the top of your list. But...

6/24/2020

article HWANG: Las Vegas Strip: Why Is It Open Right Now?
(Las Vegas) -- At 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, casinos in the state of Nevada began to reopen for the first time since Gov. Steve Sisolak (a Democrat) ordered the...
article Casino operators respond to Nevada Gov. Sisolak's face mask mandate
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada Gov. Sisolak has announced a new mandate requiring face masks to be worn in public starting on June 26. Casino operators in the state were quick to...
article Nevada issues new face mask order. Las Vegas visitors must now cover up
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas visitors, get ready to cover up. Travelers and residents in Nevada are now required to wear masks when they are indoors in a public place. That...
article Views mixed on new mask mandate for visitors to Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos will find out Friday if the state’s new mask mandate is a deal-breaker for some gamblers. On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Steve Sisolak said...
article Casino Workers' Union Calls For All Guests To Wear Masks
(Las Vegas) -- A union representing workers in Las Vegas casinos is again calling for all customers and workers in reopened casinos to wear face masks and for daily...
article Downtown's Circa Resort welcoming guests 21 and up this December
(Las Vegas) -- Construction is still going on. The Circa Resort and Casino is months away from opening. And already there is a buzz about the property. “It makes...

6/23/2020

article 2 Cosmopolitan employees tested positive last week
(Las Vegas) -- Two employees at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas have tested positive for COVID-19. The company learned last week that two concierge team employees had...
article Sahara Las Vegas closes cafe after 3 employees test positive for COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara Las Vegas closed its Northside Café after three employees tested positive for COVID-19, the casino hotel said in a Friday statement. “The...
article Some Las Vegas casinos gave away $20 to gamblers wearing a mask
(Las Vegas) -- Some gamblers wearing masks at certain Las Vegas casinos over the weekend may have been surprised to get an unexpected cash bonus. According to the Reno...
article Circa Las Vegas will be for adults only when it opens in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The new Circa Las Vegas, which is scheduled to begin opening Oct. 28, had announced it will be for adults only. The property posted an announcement on...
article Two Nightlife Venues Reopen at the Cosmopolitan With More Serene Experiences
(Las Vegas) -- Two lounges plan to reopen at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to bring back a somewhat tamer version of the nightlife experience. While Marquee already...

6/22/2020

article Sahara Las Vegas' Northside Cafe closes after 3 employees test positive for COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- As COVID-19 cases surge in Nevada, another restaurant has closed on The Strip. Three employees at the Sahara’s Northside Café tested positive for...
article Circa Resort & Casino will be adult-only property
(Las Vegas) -- Owners of The Circa Resort & Casino, which is currently under construction in downtown Las Vegas, announced via Facebook Monday that it would be an...

6/21/2020

article BRONSON: When Pandemic Precautions and Vegas’ Hedonism Collide
(Las Vegas) -- At the MGM’s Bellagio hotel and casino, patrons are welcomed with branded pouches stocked with hand sanitizer, face masks and a stylus they can use...
article Bellagio’s plexiglass not in cards for all poker rooms
(Las Vegas) -- The Bellagio poker room upped the ante Thursday when it reopened with the approval to host six-handed games. The installation of plexiglass dividers...
article Circa to be 1st new hotel-casino to open since Lucky Dragon
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens was standing in the parking lot of a Las Vegas office building a few years ago, waiting for the foreclosure auction of a faltering resort:...

6/20/2020

article Las Vegas gaming expert's warning after Arizona closes 3 casinos again
(Las Vegas) -- Three Arizona casinos closed again amid a spike in the state’s COVID-19 cases. Properties will spend at least two weeks reevaluating their safety...
article VELOTTA: Opponents of masks in casinos responsible for policy change
(Las Vegas) -- As incredible as it seems, the contingent of people who vow to never set foot inside a Nevada casino as long as protective facial coverings are not...

6/19/2020

article 2 employees at Las Vegas's Flamingo test positive for COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- Two weeks after reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown, a pair of employees at Flamingo have tested positive for the contagious illness. Caesars...
article Workers at Sahara Las Vegas test positive for coronavirus
(Las Vegas) -- Three Sahara Las Vegas employees have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released by a resort representative Friday. All of the...
article Consultant: Masks at table games will boost visitation and revenue at Las Vegas properties
(Las Vegas) -- A gaming consultant told Las Vegas business leaders Thursday a new requirement that casino patrons must wear facial masks at table games if there are no...
article Sportsbooks see betting enthusiasm, especially via mobile apps, even as athletic events are slow to return
(Las Vegas) -- They’re the place inside casinos where cheers spontaneously erupt as fortunes change based on stunning athletic feats and, in some cases, buzzer-...
article Westgate sportsbook reopening: A behind-the-scenes look
(Las Vegas) -- The Westgate opened on July 2, 1969, as the International, which at the time was the world’s largest hotel and casino. The doors stayed unlocked...
article Derek Stevens teases Westgate with ‘largest’ sportsbook claim
(Las Vegas) -- In sports-betting parlance, both sides are going off at minus-110. This is in reference to the thus-far friendly, yet very real, rivalry between two Las...
article Owner credits builders for early opening of Circa casino
(Las Vegas) -- Casino owner and Circa Las Vegas developer Derek Stevens said today he started to think in April that the under-construction resort could open early....

6/18/2020

article Casinos Impose Stricter Rules After Vegas Reopening Spike—But Won’t Mandate Face Masks
(Las Vegas) -- A record spike in coronavirus cases two weeks after Las Vegas’s reopening has prompted Nevada to introduce a number of new safety procedures for Sin...
article Las Vegas to get new casino ahead of schedule as city plots recovery
(Las Vegas) -- US real estate developer Derek Stevens is opening the Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas on Oct 28, two months earlier than initially planned...
article Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino reopens with French fanfare
(Las Vegas) -- Another resort on the Las Vegas Strip reopened Thursday morning after being closed for nearly three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paris Las...
article Westgate, Paris Las Vegas reopen Thursday
(Las Vegas) -- Two more Las Vegas casinos are reopening Thursday, exactly two weeks after Las Vegas casinos were first allowed to welcome back guests. Strip property...

6/17/2020

article Strip restaurant closes after worker tests positive for COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- A restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip closed out of precaution Wednesday after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. According to MGM Resorts...
press release Vegas Sees Record Coronavirus Infections Two Weeks After Casinos Reopen
(Nevada) -- Two weeks after the state’s casinos, restaurants and gyms reopened at a limited capacity, Nevada and Las Vegas reported their largest single-day...
article Bellagio poker room returns Thursday in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Bellagio will bring back its poker room at 10 a.m. Thursday following nearly three months of closures out of coronavirus concerns.The room will feature 23...
article Blockbuster Mexican Restaurant Elio Opens at Encore Las Vegas on Thursday
(Las Vegas) -- Elio, the new Mexican restaurant opening at Encore Las Vegas from Enrique Olvera, Daniela Soto-Innes, and Santiago Perez of ATM Group, now plans to open...

6/16/2020

article Advice: Make mask wearing inside casinos mandatory for everyone
(Las Vegas) -- Comments Monday from Nevada’s governor and the state’s top gaming regulator stopped short of ordering casino visitors to wear facial masks...
article Plaza hotel-casino planning live fireworks for 4th of July
(Las Vegas) -- Located in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino will again celebrate the Fourth of July with downtown Las Vegas’ only live...
article Sahara taking table game reservations, reopening poker room
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara is now taking group reservations for blackjack, roulette and baccarat tables up to 72 hours in advance. It also announced today that it is...
article Contractors say they’re owed $36M for work done at Drew Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Three months after coronavirus turmoil shut off construction of the Drew Las Vegas, contractors have levied more than $36 million in claims for unpaid...

6/15/2020

article Mandatory mask wearing by customers not required at Vegas casinos – yet
(Nevada) -- Nevada gaming regulators will not require casino customers to wear masks on properties – yet. Gaming Control Board Chairwoman Sandra Douglass Morgan...
article Masks remain optional for casino guests, control board head says
(Las Vegas) -- The state Gaming Control Board isn’t reconsidering requiring facial coverings for casino patrons, but would if new COVID-19 cases would overburden...
article Strip resorts vary the approach but stay on brand while welcoming back visitors
(Las Vegas) -- Visit the Caesars Palace website and you’ll immediately notice a different kind of welcome: “When you’re ready, we’re here for you...
article Californians turned out for Las Vegas’ reopening. Will they keep coming?
(Las Vegas) -- At Harrah’s, masked gamblers cheer after a winning round at blackjack. Others lounge by the pool with a drink in hand, or dine on a $150 steak at...
article Westgate Reopens Its Off-Strip Casino and Resort on June 18
(Las Vegas) -- Westgate reopens its casino, hotels, and some restaurants on Thursday, June 18. The SuperBook with its 30,000 square feet of space, more than 350 seats,...
article Las Vegas casinos seek connections to The Boring Company's loop system
(Las Vegas) -- The Boring Company is yet to add the finishing touches to its recently excavated tunnel beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center, but a lack of polish hasn...

6/14/2020

article Las Vegas Advisor: Most casinos are open, but biggest ones still closed
(Las Vegas) -- The casinos opened as scheduled at 12:01 a.m. on June 4, thus ending the Las Vegas shutdown at 79 days. Customers lined up outside waiting for the doors...

6/13/2020

article Paris Las Vegas to Reopen June 18
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation on Friday announced plans to resume operations at Paris Las Vegas on Thursday, June 18 at 10 a.m., the latest in its...
article 3 nights, 3 hotels: What it's really like to stay in a hotel during the coronavirus pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- The voicemail light was blinking when I checked into my room at New York-New York Hotel & Casino during the Strip's reopening last week. Instead...
article Bygone buffets? Las Vegas casinos consider changing the menu
(Las Vegas) -- In business, a loss leader is something sold below cost to bring in customers, who, hopefully, then buy additional goods or services. For a grocery store...
article Live music returning to Fremont Street Experience next week
(Las Vegas) -- Live music is returning to the Fremont Street Experience next week. Free shows will resume Wednesday under the Viva Vision canopy, “world’s...
article Las Vegas producer Saxe: ‘I feel we’re going to be sold out’ in reopening
(Las Vegas) -- David Saxe was born to be in showbiz, having been on a Las Vegas stage even before he was born. Unrelentingly, he says the show must go on. And that...

6/12/2020

article Casinos put safety first, but many guests ignore protocols
(Las Vegas) -- Crowded elevators. Too many gamblers surrounding a craps table. Slot players side by side. Temperature checks for some patrons, but not others. The...
article Some Las Vegas casino workers say jobs not safe as resorts reopen
(Las Vegas) -- It’s been months since Shauna McQueen has worked at the Golden Nugget. After seeing videos and photos of crowded Las Vegas casinos with a heavy mix...
article More Las Vegas Casinos Reopen, Demand 'Still Appears Low'
(Las Vegas) -- The reopening of the Las Vegas Strip has gone relatively well for casino operators since resorts began opening back up last week. Even more properties...
article Paris Las Vegas resort is reopening on June 18. See which amenities will be available
(Las Vegas) -- Another Sin City hotel-casino is reopening its doors as Nevada continues with the second phase of its reopening plans from COVID-19. Caesars Entertainment...
article Westgate hotel-casino reopening June 18, requiring masks at some tables
(Las Vegas) -- The Westgate hotel-casino has announced that it will reopen at noon on June 18. The hotel-casino has also confirmed that it will require gamblers to wear...
article Elon Musk has two Las Vegas casinos asking for Boring Company tunnels
(Las Vegas) -- Elon Musk’s Boring Company is already looking to dig more tunnels in Las Vegas, Nevada, after it finished excavating the first two under the city...
article Suspect in Strip casino cage robbery booked in Clark County jail
(Las Vegas) -- A suspect in the brazen heist of the New York-New York casino cage early Thursday has been booked at the Clark County Detention Center on suspicion of...

6/11/2020

article 'Vegas is Back': Video of Gambling Enthusiast Smoking Through Face Mask in Casino Goes Viral
(Las Vegas) -- As the world is slowly inching back towards normalcy post the coronavirus lockdown, a video of a gambler wearing a mask while smoking in Las Vegas in the...
article What mask? Las Vegas tourists act like the virus is long gone at the Cosmopolitan
(Las Vegas) -- “Why is he wearing a mask?” As I walked up to a roulette table at the Cosmopolitan on Friday night, I couldn’t help but hear the young...
article Safety Protocols Emphasized As Vegas Sportsbooks Reopen For First Time In 78 Days
(Las Vegas) -- Each May, Mark DeRosa typically makes a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to lock in favorable odds for a bevy of futures tickets months before the NFL season kicks...
article Workers slowly filtering back into jobs as more casinos reopen
(Las Vegas) -- Workers are making their way back to jobs as more resort properties open. The Excalibur Hotel & Casino will reopen Thursday and Aria and Mandalay Bay...
article 1 in custody after robbery at New York-New York casino cage
(Las Vegas) -- One person is in custody after a robbery early Thursday morning at New York-New York on the Las Vegas Strip, according to police.The robbery was reported...

6/10/2020

article Aria, Mandalay Bay, Four Seasons Las Vegas, More to Open As Vegas Returns
(Las Vegas) -- The Excalibur Hotel & Casino, The Luxor, ARIA, Mandalay Bay, and the Four Seasons Las Vegas are all reopening soon. Several casinos in Las Vegas are...
article Increasing demand at casinos brings down unemployment numbers
(Las Vegas) -- The Excalibur Hotel and Casino will reopen Thursday. These reopening are helping get the state’s unemployment numbers down, as thousands of people...
article The Linq Reopens Its Casino Floor and Guy Fieri’s Restaurant on Friday
(Las Vegas) -- The Linq reopens its casino floor, some restaurants, and the pool on Friday at 11 a.m. The news follows Caesars Palace, the Flamingo Las Vegas, and The...
article The new resort experience: The changes you can expect the next time you stay at the world's largest 5-star resort, the Wynn Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- One of Las Vegas' premiere five-star resorts just reopened — and the hotel has made it clear that its top priority is making sure guests feel safe enough...

6/9/2020

article Former casino executive shares concerns on guest, employee safety as Las Vegas reopens
(Las Vegas) -- A former vice president of guest strategy at MGM Resorts says he's seen a lack of consistency in safety inside Las Vegas hotels and casinos as many...
article No Masks, Social Distance: Las Vegas Reopening its Casinos amid Pandemic Has Made Everyone Anxious
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas lifted the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown last week, with the city’s famous casinos and restaurants also opening their doors to the...
article Las Vegas reopened. People showed up.
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article Linq casino, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Aria set to reopen
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Tuesday announced reopening plans that will expand hotel and casino capacity in the city.
article Las Vegas set to get new ad with casino reopening
(Las Vegas) -- The rapidly changing landscape of COVID-19 and unrest surrounding the death of George Floyd have played havoc on the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors...
press release Miracle Mile Shops reopens for Las Vegas Strip shopping
(Las Vegas) -- A shopping mall on the Strip that closed amid the coronavirus pandemic has reopened. Miracle Mile Shops opened its doors again Tuesday. It had been slated...

6/8/2020

article ‘Cruise Ships on Land’: As Las Vegas Reopens, a Huge Test for Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- It was among the last of the big conferences before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered the massive casinos lining the Las Vegas Strip in March. More than...
article How Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip Welcomed Back Customers After Reopening
(Las Vegas) -- Gov. Steve Sisolak shut down casinos across Nevada for 78 days starting on March 17 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, leaving 485,525 unemployed...
article Excalibur hotel-casino in Las Vegas reopening on June 11
(Las Vegas) -- The Excalibur Hotel & Casino will open its doors once again this Thursday. The Excalibur is the latest Las Vegas property owned by MGM Resorts...
article Thousands Memorialize George Floyd in Weekend Las Vegas Protests, Others Gather to Support Wounded Police Officer
(Las Vegas) -- Demonstrations continued this weekend in Las Vegas with several thousand protesters demanding justice and police reform after the death of George Floyd....
article Giving Away the House? Las Vegas Resorts Reopen With Rock-Bottom Rates
(Las Vegas) -- Initial visitors to Sin City following coronavirus shutdowns may feel like they hit a jackpot before they even board a plane. Some Las Vegas casino...

6/7/2020

article Travelers head home after weekend at Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Visitors were facing no major travel problems as they headed home Sunday evening from Las Vegas after the first weekend with casinos open since the COVID-...
article 'By the seat of our pants'
(Las Vegas) -- The view is exquisite, a picturesque panorama — of nothing happening. It’s April 9, and Treasure Island has gone still. We’re making the...
article Las Vegas Is Open - Here’s What You Need to Know
(Las Vegas) -- It’s a cause for celebration. Las Vegas, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, re-opened for business this week in some select...
article Same old Vegas? Here's what coronavirus has and hasn't changed about Sin City
(Las Vegas) -- Caesar is sporting a gold mask at the entrance to his namesake casino. There's a giant hand-washing station on the casino floor at the luxe Bellagio....
article On second day back following closures, gambler hits $670K jackpot at Caesars Palace
(Las Vegas) -- A gambler from Southern California won a $670,637 progressive jackpot at Caesars Palace on Friday, the second day of the gaming industry’s return...

6/6/2020

article Gamblers ignore COVID-19 safety measures as Las Vegas casinos reopen
(Las Vegas) -- As casinos in Las Vegas reopened Thursday for the first time since March amid the coronavirus pandemic, many customers gambled with their health —...
article Las Vegas casinos see some life in 1st post-shutdown Saturday
(Las Vegas) -- Two days after Las Vegas’ casinos were allowed to reopen, New York-New York wasn’t swamped with guests Saturday afternoon. Many table games...
article Las Vegas has awoken. But how will this destination return to form after the pandemic pause?
(Las Vegas) -- A new commercial beckoning travelers to return here was ready to go. The 30-second ad showed a suited man flipping a lever and powering up the slumbering...
article MORRIS: We've made billions for casinos — this is our thank-you
(Las Vegas) -- Here in Las Vegas, the smoke surrounding when and how our economy will reopen was partially lifted. Our famous casinos, which together make our city the...
article VELOTTA: High-fives in order for casinos reopening, but can demand be sustained?
(Las Vegas) -- If it were socially acceptable, Southern Nevada casino operators would be high-fiving each other for the joyous reopening of Clark County’s more...
article Golden Nugget poker room to open Saturday
(Las Vegas) -- The Golden Nugget said it will open its poker room Saturday. The poker room’s Twitter account said it would open at 9 a.m. with five-handed games.
article Guest hits $670,637 jackpot at Caesars Palace one day after casino reopens
(Las Vegas) -- Just one day after Caesars Palace's grand reopening, a guest from won $670,637 at a table in the casino. According to a release sent out by Caesars...
article STUTZ: The gaming industry will soon begin comparisons to the ‘pre-COVID-19’ era
(Las Vegas) -- Olympic marathon champion Frank Shorter said one reason he enjoyed long-distance running was his willingness “to move forward and find out what...
article Blaze breaks out near the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- A fire broke out near the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas just two days after the city reopened casinos to the public - as fire crews prepare for a...
article Las Vegas Strip pools are reopening, at least for hotel guests
(Las Vegas) -- E.J. and Simone Morrow found themselves lounging at The Strat’s Elation pool Saturday. They were en route from Colorado to California when they...

6/5/2020

article In Photos: Customers Crowd Into Casinos After Las Vegas Reopens
(Las Vegas) -- As Las Vegas casinos began to reopen on Thursday as per Nevada guidelines, customers returned in droves, but despite new health and safety regulations...
article Las Vegas sees tourists continue to trickle in as casinos reopen
(Las Vegas) -- A slight uptick in passenger volume at McCarran International Airport continued Friday as visitors arrived to take in Las Vegas’ reopened casino...
article Las Vegas Strip reopening scenes: Foot traffic light, but Bellagio fountains dancing
(Las Vegas) -- The Bellagio fountains are dancing again, the gondolas gliding along the faux canals at The Venetian. Up and down Las Vegas Boulevard, from Wynn Las Vegas...
article Sisolak: Casino reopening turnout ‘in line’ with expectations
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos weren’t flooded with gamblers when they reopened Thursday after more than two months on lockdown. But a surge of guests wasn...
article Southern Nevada locals casinos see traffic, but large crowds absent
(Las Vegas) -- On Friday, the scene at locals’ casinos was parallel to that observed on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday: Not a lot of people overall, though there...
article Low casino room rates could be a risky strategy, experts say
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is returning to its value destination roots during the coronavirus pandemic, with hotels offering free parking, waived resort fees and...
article Seen in 702: We waited 2½ months to lose $100 in 2½ minutes
(Las Vegas) -- During the state’s shutdown over the COVID-19 pandemic, I did possess high hopes that we indeed live in a wonderful world and someday we’ll be...
article Showgirls in surgical masks and sanitized dice: Scenes from Las Vegas’s reopening day
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is back in business, though things sure look different. The city reopened casinos early Thursday after a historic closure in March due to the...
article Reviving Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Eager to be part of the historic reopening of casinos in downtown Las Vegas, about two dozen people crowded around the glass doors at the Golden Nugget...
article Hundreds wait in line as casinos open their doors
(West Virginia) -- Casinos and movie theaters are the latest businesses to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester...
article VIDEO: Las Vegas Celebrates City’s Reopening With Countdown to End of Casino Closures
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is reopening, and to celebrate, they did a New Years Eve-style countdown. Hundreds of people lined up outside casinos, and when the clock struck...
article First Las Vegas Pool Party Since Reopening, Face Masks and Bikinis All Around
(Las Vegas) -- The Flamingo's making a splash by becoming Las Vegas' first hotel and casino to throw a pool party since the city reopened -- but things look...
article VIDEO: Governor Sisolak tours casino property after reopening
(Las Vegas) -- Gov. Steve Sisolak and Sandra Morgan, chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, participated in a tour of the Wynn Las Vegas hotel-casino where they...

6/4/2020

article Gambling Returns to Las Vegas After Historic Casino Closures During Coronavirus Pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- The casino coronavirus closure has ended. Cards are being dealt, dice are rolling and slot machines flashed and jingled for the first customers who...
article Las Vegas Casinos Reopen With $30-a-Night Rooms on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos in Nevada began welcoming customers again on Thursday following a nearly three-month shutdown due to the coronavirus, with hand-washing stations...
article Las Vegas casinos welcoming guests after long shutdown
(Las Vegas) -- Puck makes the CUT among Venetian/Palazzo offerings: The dinner hour has arrived at The Venetian and Palazzo, and Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse is the...
article Las Vegas Strip reopening scenes: Foot traffic light, but Bellagio fountains dancing
(Las Vegas) -- The Bellagio fountains are dancing again, the gondolas gliding along the faux canals at The Venetian. Up and down Las Vegas Boulevard, from Wynn Las Vegas...
article Las Vegas casino reopenings breathe life back into McCarran airport
(Las Vegas) -- The first and last place people see when they fly into Las Vegas finally saw life pumped back into it. McCarran International Airport saw a surge of...
article Las Vegas casinos light back up to 'pent-up demand'
(Las Vegas) -- Casino operators rallied Thursday as the Las Vegas Strip opens for business following a months-long shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Industry...
article Poker players flock back to Orleans, South Point
(Las Vegas) -- For poker players, the math is simple. Five is greater than four — and they’re both definitely greater than zero.
article Shocking video shows crowded Las Vegas casino on first day of reopening
(Las Vegas) -- Some Las Vegas casinos and hotels opened their doors Thursday as Nevada continued its second stage of reopening — and at least one casino was packed...
article Vegas, baby! Casinos reopen after long coronavirus closure
(Las Vegas) -- Mask use was spotty among customers as casinos in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada reopened Thursday for the first time since March after a closure to...
article Huge crowds line up as casinos reopen in Las Vegas for the first time
(Las Vegas) -- Crowds of people lined up across Las Vegas late Wednesday night as hotel casinos across the city began to open from midnight for the first time since...
article BLOG: Las Vegas casinos reopen after 78-day coronavirus closure
(Las Vegas) -- It was a quiet morning outside The Venetian Thursday, as about a dozen visitors and guests were waiting for the property to open its doors at 9 a.m. Eyal...

6/3/2020

article Las Vegas reopening starts tonight despite George Floyd protests. Here's what's on tap
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is going ahead with its heralded reopening plans despite George Floyd protests that turned deadly earlier this week. An armed protester was...
article The National Guard rolls into Vegas ahead of gambling relaunch
(Las Vegas) -- While the riots and protests following the death of George Floyd as he was being arrested by police have calmed down in some areas of the U.S. (and even...
article A look inside the Plaza the night before Las Vegas casinos can reopen
(Las Vegas) -- The slot machines are beginning to sing again on the casino floor inside the Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas. But now, there are fewer of...
article As casinos reopen after coronavirus, here’s how Las Vegas compares to California
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts’ Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand Las Vegas and The Signature; The Cosmopolitan; Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas; The Venetian...
article Las Vegas casinos are about to reopen
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada is allowing some hotels and casinos to reopen on Thursday as part of the second phase of the state's reopening plan. But Las Vegas casinos won...
article Vegas reopening: Big events key in helping Strip casinos ‘pivot to prosperity’
(Las Vegas) -- Concerts, sporting events, headliner acts, elaborate stage productions and citywide conventions helped bring 42.5 million visitors to Las Vegas in 2019,...
article Derek Stevens’ ‘V’ theory put to the test as the D reopens
(Las Vegas) -- Wearing a partial tuxedo and a full smile, Derek Stevens showed he was ready for a return to hospitality on Wednesday afternoon.
article Fremont Street Experience reopens with casinos coming after midnight
(Las Vegas) -- The Fremont Street Experience reopened today about 10:30 a.m., and Tracy and Rick Haney were among the first Las Vegas visitors to step foot on the...
article VIDEO: Protests heighten Coronavirus Concern
(Las Vegas) -- A 20-year-old man charged with shooting and gravely wounding a Las Vegas police officer outside Circus Circus near the end of a Black Lives Matter protest...
press release Las Vegas’ jobless rate highest among major US cities in April
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ jobless rate was by far the highest among major American cities in April, a new report shows, underscoring the coronavirus pandemic...
article Casino sues FM Global unit for up to $1 billion in coronavirus cover
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas casino sued an FM Global unit last week for coronavirus-related coverage, arguing that the full $1.18 billion combined limit on its property...
article As casinos reopen, famous Vegas buffets still on hold
(Las Vegas) -- In business, a loss leader is something sold below cost to bring in customers, who, hopefully, will then buy additional goods or services. For a grocery...
article Coronavirus stalls Drew Las Vegas project, but developers ‘remain committed’
(Las Vegas) -- The planned Drew Las Vegas, a hotel-casino project that has been sitting unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since the recession, is now apparently a victim...
article XS Nightclub, Encore Beach Club Furlough Staff at Wynn Las Vegas Until Nightclubs Reopen
(Las Vegas) -- While casinos get ready to reopen on Thursday, nightclubs and pool parties remain closed until they get the OK to debut from Gov. Steve Sisolak. Wynn...
article Is Las Vegas’ Mob Museum shaken? Forget about it
(Las Vegas) -- The Mob Museum is reopening resolutely. No sudden moves for our friends in downtown Las Vegas. “We’re making sure everyone feels safe, that...
article Las Vegas Properties That Gave Back During Coronavirus Crisis
(Las Vegas) -- Every year, the Power of Love gala raises critical funds and awareness for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health near Downtown Las Vegas....

6/2/2020

article Las Vegas Casinos on and Off the Strip Announce Opening Dates for Restaurants and Bars
(Las Vegas) -- More casinos announced their plans to reopen now that Gov. Steve Sisolak gave gaming companies the OK to return to business.
article Downtown Las Vegas casinos prepare to reopen Thursday
(Las Vegas) -- For some downtown Las Vegas casino operators, Thursday won’t come soon enough. Some locations will open just after the stroke of midnight while at...
article Downtown Las Vegas casinos prepare to reopen Thursday
(Las Vegas) -- For some downtown Las Vegas casino operators, Thursday won’t come soon enough. Some locations will open just after the stroke of midnight, while at...
article Sahara Las Vegas Announces Resort-Fee-Free Room Rates
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is back! In celebration, SAHARA Las Vegas is welcoming the return of visitors to the neon city by offering no resort fees. The iconic hotel-...
article Rumor: Boyd Gaming Buying Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson
(Las Vegas) -- Ever since Station Casinos announced it wouldn’t reopen four of its Las Vegas casinos immediately after the COVID-19 shutdown, there’s been...
article BLOG: It Took a Fire to Change Us
(Las Vegas) -- Everyone who was in Las Vegas on the morning of November 21, 1980 remembers what they were doing when they heard that the MGM Grand was burning. It was...
article Las Vegas Casinos Reopen This Week. The Stocks May Reap Different Fortunes.
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is letting casinos open on June 4, and most of them are planning to shuffle up and deal. The strip will be back in action, with changes to try...
article Las Vegas Casinos Reopen This Week, And Here's What Investors Should Expect
(Las Vegas) -- After more than two months of being completely shut down, casinos on the Las Vegas strip will reopen this week for the first time as part of the city...

6/1/2020

article Protests may derail what was expected to be a strong reopening for Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is getting ready to launch a “Welcome Back” ad campaign to encourage visitors to come. But now guests will have to weigh not only...
article Downtown Grand opening hotel Monday
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos aren’t allowed to reopen until Thursday, but the Downtown Grand welcomed hotel guests Monday. The downtown property reopened its hotel, pool...
article First look inside: Bellagio prepares to reopen Thursday with new contactless services
(Las Vegas) -- In a few days, parts of the Las Vegas Strip will reopen for business after being closed for more than two months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic....
article Some casinos to reopen with plexiglass separators, digital restaurant menus
(Las Vegas) -- Hand sanitizer dispensers are the first thing you see walking into the Bellagio’s main entrance. They’re also at the front desk. Inside...
article Vegas reopens: Big events key in helping Strip casinos ‘pivot to prosperity’
(Las Vegas) -- Concerts, sporting events, headliner acts, elaborate stage productions and citywide conventions helped bring 42.5 million visitors to Las Vegas in 2019,...
article Las Vegas sportsbooks’ plan to ‘beat the spread’ of coronavirus
(Las Vegas) -- Beating the spread will take on new meaning Thursday at Las Vegas sportsbooks when the valley’s casinos reopen. Every book contacted by the Review-...

5/31/2020

article Las Vegas casinos to reopen Thursday with many unanswered questions
(Las Vegas) -- The date has been set. The electronic “Welcome back!” signs have been programmed. The reservations have been made. Nevada casinos will reopen...
article It’s ‘about time’ Las Vegas casinos reopen, tourist says
(Las Vegas) -- Bennight, who usually makes a trip to Las Vegas three or four times a year, is looking forward to planning an August trip. He had been set to go earlier...

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