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Fremont Street Reopening Plans Post-Coronavirus

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, you could walk along the Freemont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, and get your picture taken with an Elvis impersonator or maybe a Vegas showgirl. On most days, tourists and locals alike glide overhead on the zip line, under the light show on the canopy.

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5/28/2020

article Vegas Rolls Dice On Reopening Shuttered Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is betting that, with social-distancing restrictions in place, customers will return to its famed casinos. Nevada’s governor has given the...
article Boyd Gaming Reopens Nine of Its Local Casinos with Dining Options on June 4
(Las Vegas) -- Boyd Gaming plans to open nine of its local casinos on Thursday, June 4, with a bevy of restaurant and bar options. While buffets will remain closed, Boyd...

5/27/2020

article Casino Owner Giving Away 1,000 Free Flights To Vegas — To Those Who Act Fast
(Las Vegas) -- Casino owner Derek Stevens has announced that he will give away one thousand free flights to Las Vegas from 24 major U.S. cities to coincide with his...
article Casino owner’s giveaway of 2,000 flights to Las Vegas gone quickly
(Las Vegas) -- Derek Stevens is cleared for takeoff. The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate co-owner is heralding his resorts’ June 4 reopening by giving away 1,000 one-...
article Bellagio, MGM Grand, Caesars Resorts to Reopen in Las Vegas on June 4
(Las Vegas) -- Major Las Vegas resorts are targeting June 4 for a planned reopening date. MGM Resorts International on Wednesday said it will reopen its Bellagio, New...
article Downtown Casinos D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Reopen on the Fremont Street Experience on June 4
(Las Vegas) -- Downtown Las Vegas announces the first casinos to reopen along the Fremont Street Experience. The D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate plan to reopen on...
article Las Vegas casino reopening ‘major milestone’ for city, industry
(Las Vegas) -- Several Las Vegas casinos are a little over a week away from reopening their doors. On Tuesday evening, Gov. Steve Sisolak confirmed that he’s...
article Planning a visit to New Las Vegas? Here are the rules you need to know
(Las Vegas) -- Planning a visit next week to post-pandemic Las Vegas? Expect to get your temperature checked. Nevada gaming authorities have released a new set of rules...
article Cosmopolitan latest casino to announce reopening plans
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan today announced plans to reopen June 4 with restaurants, bars, stores and swimming, but also under strict health and safety guidelines....
article Updating: Which Las Vegas casinos, restaurants will reopen and when
(Las Vegas) -- More than two months into a state-mandated shutdown, several Las Vegas hotel-casinos and restaurants are planning to reopen their doors to the public June...
article BLOG: What Las Vegas casinos, restaurants will reopen and when
(Las Vegas) -- After more than two months into a state-mandated shutdown, a number of Las Vegas hotel-casinos and restaurants are planning to reopen their doors to the...
article What To Expect When Las Vegas Casinos Reopen
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos, one of the most affected industries from the pandemic shutdown, are preparing to reopen. The landscape is going to look different when casinos...

5/26/2020

article A Socially Distant Las Vegas? What Are the Odds?
(Las Vegas) -- For decades, the El Cortez Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas has been known for single-deck blackjack. But when the casinos and resorts open up...
article Temperature checks may become the norm at Las Vegas Strip casinos
(Las Vegas) -- It's been about a two and a half month hiatus, but within days now Las Vegas casinos are expected to go back online. "I mean for the economy and...
article Temperature scans, masks and plastic dividers: The ‘new normal’ guests can expect at Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- When Frankie Brown headed home after a hard day’s work at Circus Circus, she didn’t realize it would be the last time for months. “We...
article Sahara Restaurants Will Use Touchless Payments and Single-Use Items When They Reopen
(Las Vegas) -- As casinos await Gov. Steve Sisolak’s OK to reopen casinos in Nevada, expected to be announced later on Tuesday, the Sahara Las Vegas prepares with...
article Sahara Restaurants Will Use Touchless Payments and Single-Use Items When They Reopen
(Las Vegas) -- As casinos await Gov. Steve Sisolak’s OK to reopen casinos in Nevada, expected to be announced later on Tuesday, the Sahara Las Vegas prepares with...
article Las Vegas Casino Hotel Rooms ‘Heavily Discounted’ During Summer Reopening
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos are set to reopen Thursday, June 4, and analysts say hotel room rates will be greatly reduced in the months ahead. Las Vegas casino...

5/25/2020

article Las Vegas casinos and restaurants may reopen as early as next week
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas, a city typically overflowing with tourists at all hours of the night, has effectively been a ghost town since the city implemented strict...
article Temperature checks may become the norm at Las Vegas Strip casinos
(Las Vegas) -- It's been about a two and a half month hiatus, but within days now Las Vegas casinos are expected to go back online. "I mean for the economy and...
article Analyst: Less than half (if that many) of the Las Vegas Strip’s hotel rooms could reopen next month
(Las Vegas) -- According to initial plans released by several casino companies, roughly 41% of the total Las Vegas Strip hotel room capacity will, tentatively, reopen on...
article Bellagio fountains to relaunch when hotel-casino reopens
(Las Vegas) -- Over the years, I’ve held up the Fountains of Bellagio as an example of how a free amenity can enhance Las Vegas’ image and drive business to...
article Revisiting Las Vegas’ Moulin Rouge
(Las Vegas) -- Sometimes, it doesn’t take long to change the course of history. Such was the case for Las Vegas’ Moulin Rouge. Opened on May 24, 1955, it...
article Las Vegas performers struggle to survive coronavirus shutdown
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas-based acrobatic equestrian performing group continues to train every day despite the cancellation of shows because of the coronavirus pandemic...

5/24/2020

article Casinos ready to open doors, tourists ready to return to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The two-month casino shutdown in Nevada seems to have an end in sight. On Friday afternoon, Gov. Steve Sisolak gave Nevada casinos a tentative date they...
article Preparing the palace: How an iconic Las Vegas casino plans to conquer Covid-19
(Las Vegas) -- At the heart of a nearly vacant Las Vegas Strip, Caesar's iconic palace stands empty. The hotel's doors are locked for the first time in its...
article Restaurants in Las Vegas’ tourism corridor delay reopening
(Las Vegas) -- While some Las Vegas restaurant owners were quick to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus shutdown, many in the tourism corridor may delay for months, as...
article Las Vegas Nightclubs Face Longer Wait to Reopen Than Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas, one of the largest and most popular entertainment locations in the world is preparing to reopen. Much of the city has been a ghost town since...

5/23/2020

article Casinos ready to open doors, tourists ready to return to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The two-month casino shutdown in Nevada seems to have an end in sight. On Friday afternoon, Gov. Steve Sisolak gave Nevada casinos a tentative date they...
article Las Vegas casinos will disinfect dice and install thermal-imaging cameras to detect body temperatures
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos in Las Vegas will add a bevy of new health measures, including disinfecting dice, once reopened, as Gov. Steve Sisolak has set a tentative date of...
article Poker players skeptical of four-handed games
(Las Vegas) -- The way people interact at a poker table would seemingly make it one of the last activities to reopen in casinos amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nine to 10...

5/22/2020

article Las Vegas needed help testing for coronavirus. Then a crown prince stepped in
(Las Vegas) -- One of the largest mass coronavirus testing sites in Nevada has opened in Las Vegas, a move that puts the city one step closer to reopening its economy....
article ‘We Are Not an Experiment.’ Las Vegas Hospitality Employees Reflect on Life During Layoffs
(Las Vegas) -- As employees unplugged slot machines, Angelica Garcia heated up sandwiches. Garcia had been working as a barista at the Rio for 18 years, and in a matter...
article Disinfected Dice: Las Vegas Casinos Getting Ready to Roll
(Las Vegas) -- Free parking, but no valet service. Bartenders, blackjack dealers and waiters wearing masks. Hand sanitizer everywhere. Yes, dice will roll, cards will be...
article Las Vegas Resorts Plan for Reopening Even Though State Officials Have Not Specified a Date
(Las Vegas) -- Several Las Vegas hotels are rolling the dice and planning their reopening dates even as state officials haven’t given the green light to resume...
article Recovery from virus shutdown in Las Vegas could take as long as 3 years, economic expert Aguero says
(Las Vegas) -- It could take as long as three years for the full Las Vegas economy to return from the COVID-19 downturn, one of Nevada's leading fiscal and economic...
article Treasure Island Las Vegas sportsbook moving into new space
(Las Vegas) -- Sports betting, like pretty much everything else, will have a new look when sportsbooks with retail operations more fully emerge from the COVID-19...

5/21/2020

article Caesars Entertainment: Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas reopening first
(Las Vegas) -- When will tourists get to stroll the Strip in search of new slots, high-end shops and fancy food stops? Caesars Entertainment, operator of nine properties...
article Caesars Palace, Flamingo to open 1st for company in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Palace and Flamingo will be the first Caesars Entertainment Corp. properties to reopen in Las Vegas and will suspend paid self-parking. The...
article Las Vegas casinos begin testing workers in key step to reopen
(Las Vegas) -- In a key step toward reopening the heart of Las Vegas' ailing economy, medical officials on Thursday will begin testing tens of thousands of city...
article Medical officials set to test 4,000 Las Vegas casino workers per day
(Las Vegas) -- NBC News Correspondent Steve Patterson reports from a testing center in Las Vegas, where attempts to keep the Nevada economy alive are underway.
article Sahara Las Vegas releases health, safety rules ahead of reopening
(Las Vegas) -- The Sahara Las Vegas is the latest Strip property to release updated health and safety protocols. The hotel-casino released its new “SAHARA Cares...
article Fremont Street Reopening Plans Post-Coronavirus
(Las Vegas) -- Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, you could walk along the Freemont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, and get your picture taken with an Elvis...
article City of Las Vegas blocking off streets for 'Dine Out Downtown'
(Las Vegas) -- Effective immediately, the city of Las Vegas is closing California Ave. between Main St. and Casino Center Blvd., and 6th St. between Fremont St. and...
article Station Casinos Plans to Reopen Eight Restaurants for Dine-in Service Inside Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos plans to open six restaurants at its off-Strip casinos for dine-in service on May 26, and two additional eateries for takeout. Two...
press release Station Casinos reveals restaurant opening dates for 3 properties
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos will begin opening restaurants at three of its properties next week. At Red Rock Resort, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, Blue Ribbon...
article City of Las Vegas closing some downtown streets to allow for on-street dining pavilions
(Las Vegas) -- The city of Las Vegas is closing some streets in downtown to vehicular traffic as part of an initiative to offer on-street dining pavilions. According to...
article Can Las Vegas Sands Buy Wynn Resorts?
(Wall Street) -- Sheldon Adelson, the CEO of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), made clear last month that the resort company was in the market for an acquisition. Pointing to...
article Full House Resorts Announces Reopening of Its Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Full House Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLL) announced that it has reopened its Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi. The Silver...

5/20/2020

article Younger gamblers expected to lead charge back to Las Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Younger gamblers aren’t known to be heavy spenders, but they could be the driving force behind the gaming industry’s recovery. A May report...
article Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Ends Paid Self-Parking When the Casino Reopens
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas joins MGM Resorts International in dropping paid self-parking when it reopens for business. The resort tells the Las Vegas...
article How to socially distance at a Vegas casino? Caesars shares the new look of gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Outside the main entrance to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the cobbled drive is devoid of the usual crowd of cars and their passengers. The front doors,...
article Drive-thru testing operation at The Orleans moving to UNLV Tropicana parking garage
(Las Vegas) -- Clark County and UMC announced that May 22 is the last day drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be available at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. The drive-thru...
article Las Vegas Gaming Industry to Offer Testing for Employees Prior to Return to Work
(Las Vegas) -- In a broad collaborative plan created by business and community leaders, Las Vegas gaming and resort properties will partner with University Medical...

5/19/2020

article MGM, Caesars, Boyd partner with UMC on COVID-19 testing
(Las Vegas) -- A coronavirus testing program will begin Thursday for employees of several of the biggest gaming operators in Las Vegas. Employees of MGM Resorts...
article Vegas casino employee virus testing plan to start Thursday
(Las Vegas) -- Testing for the new coronavirus is due to start Thursday for the first of tens of thousands of Las Vegas casino employees being tapped for job callbacks...
article Cosmopolitan to waive parking fee upon reopening
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts International isn’t the only Las Vegas casino operator turning its back on parking fees during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Cosmopolitan of Las...
article Venetian on Las Vegas Strip expected to reopen in June
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. expects to open its Las Vegas properties June 1. After weeks of not allowing bookings on its website, the company is accepting...
article Venetian Resort on Las Vegas Strip taking reservations for June 1
(Las Vegas) -- The Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Strip announced Tuesday that it will now take reservations for arrivals beginning June 1, the date it anticipates...
article Buffets in Las Vegas casinos might have had their day
(Las Vegas) -- Casino companies have been characteristically cagey about when — and if, and in what form — they might reopen buffets in the wake of the...
article Las Vegas Strip casinos will miss Memorial Day crowds this year
(Las Vegas) -- After weeks of targeting Memorial Day weekend for their reopening, various Las Vegas resorts have pushed back their initial booking date as they wait for...
article Odds are recovery will be slow for the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- The lights are just starting to come back on in the hotels and casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, but according to reports, the streets are still...

5/18/2020

article Las Vegas Restaurant Workers Express Frustration Over Filing for Unemployment Claims
(Las Vegas) -- Although he was laid off, Christopher Flores Atup felt like he had a full-time job — an unpaid one. Atup had been working as a server at Yard House...
article Las Vegas releases new national TV ad in midst of COVID-19 pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- A new national television ad promoting Las Vegas starting running on Monday. It’s called “Reimagined.” Las Vegas casino properties have...
article Las Vegas pig farm relying on food scraps from casinos struggles during coronavirus pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- While tens of thousands of people rely on the Las Vegas Strip for work to keep food on the table, thousands of pigs also rely on the Strip for their meals...

5/17/2020

article Some Las Vegas casinos to delay opening
(Las Vegas) -- Even with the question of when still unanswered, attention is now switching to which, as in which casinos will open when allowed? MGM Resorts...
article VELOTTA: Public needs to be able to see resorts’ casino reopening plans
(Las Vegas) -- It seems one of the most important things Nevada’s casinos must do when they open their doors — whenever that is — would be to make...
article LULZ: Goodmans mural in Las Vegas masked with ‘Get back to work or die trying’
(Las Vegas) -- Face masks with the words ”Get back to work or die trying” have been added without permission to a mural of Mayor Carolyn Goodman and husband...

5/16/2020

article 'We're on virus time': Las Vegas on edge amid reopening gamble
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Strip had a brief jolt of life this week when 10,000 casino workers caravanned down the celebrated boulevard. On Tuesday evening, the parade...
article Preparing the palace: How an iconic Las Vegas casino plans to conquer COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- At the heart of a nearly vacant Las Vegas Strip, Caesar's iconic palace stands empty. The hotel's doors are locked for the first time in its...
article Gambling Today: Poker Pro vs Vegas Mayor
(Las Vegas) -- A recall campaign against Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has been launched by a professional poker player after she called on the city to reopen, despite...

5/15/2020

article Las Vegas heavyweights are betting on a comeback
(Las Vegas) -- With a reopening of the Las Vegas Strip likely just around the corner, some of the market's biggest casino-hotels are preparing to welcome back guests...
article Las Vegas company sees spike in demand for cashless gaming technology
(Las Vegas) -- Experts once believed cashless gaming was years away, but say amid the pandemic, the future is now. “Cashless in general is used everywhere,”...
article Las Vegas is back in business, but new safety rules could call in the chips for Sin City's party reputation
(Las Vegas) -- After two months of empty blackjack tables and silent slot machines, the bright casino lights of Las Vegas are starting to flicker back on. But with a...
article Orleans Hotel & Casino now tests 1,200 people for coronavirus each day
(Las Vegas) -- The Orleans Hotel & Casino is now testing 1,200 residents per day for COVID-19, Clark County, and UMC announced today. Testing is available for...
article Preparing the palace: How an iconic Las Vegas casino plans to conquer Covid-19
(Las Vegas) -- At the heart of a nearly vacant Las Vegas Strip, Caesar's iconic palace stands empty. The hotel's doors are locked for the first time in its storied 54-...
article Las Vegas heavyweights are betting on a comeback
(Las Vegas) -- With a reopening of the Las Vegas Strip likely just around the corner, some of the market's biggest casino-hotels are preparing to welcome back guests as...
article Elon Musk's Boring Company has finished the tunneling for its Tesla-powered people mover in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The Boring Company completed the second of two tunnels underneath Las Vegas' convention center that will eventually be part of a Tesla-powered people...

5/14/2020

article As Las Vegas starts to reopen, bet on lower room rates and smaller crowds
(Las Vegas) -- After a forced hibernation that has lasted about two months, the sleeping giant that is Las Vegas is beginning to stir. About 35 properties, including the...
article Las Vegas company invents table game technology to keep players germ-free
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas based start-up that first invented self-cleaning slot dividers is now working on technology for table games. It's a "Reverse Oxygen...
article Rampart casino in Las Vegas 'lays off hundreds of employees' with a recorded VOICEMAIL from the property's vice president
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas casino laid off 'hundreds of employees' through a recorded voicemail on Tuesday, terminating their employment from May 15 after...

5/13/2020

article Rampart Casino lays off employees with recorded phone message — AUDIO
(Las Vegas) -- On Tuesday, an unknown number of Rampart Casino employees received a call with a recording from the property’s vice president, telling them they had...
article Las Vegas Sportsbooks Find Innovative Way to Boost Mobile Betting
(Las Vegas) -- The drive-thru lines around Las Vegas are no longer limited to In-N-Out Burger or Starbucks. As brick-and-mortar Las Vegas sportsbooks are forced to...
article Survey shows what gamblers want when casino reopen
(Las Vegas) -- As Nevada hopes to safely welcome back tourists, a new survey shows what gamblers want from the casino industry. "We’ve been hearing a lot from...
article VIDEO: Station Casinos tests employees for COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- Station Casinos has started testing its workers for COVID-19. It’s unclear when testing began, but the casino operator said in a statement testing...
article Las Vegas making changes to prepare for casinos reopening
(Las Vegas) -- While it's odd to see Waikiki Beach nearly empty in Hawaii, on the ninth island, it's also eerie seeing an empty Las Vegas Strip. June Pires from...
article Las Vegas-based Full House to open properties ‘shortly after’ May 22
(Las Vegas) -- The top executive of a small Las Vegas casino company is hoping demand will be as strong as it’s been for tribal casinos that already have opened...

5/12/2020

article Treasure Island releases updated health, safety policies
(Las Vegas) -- Treasure Island announced new health and safety policies Tuesday afternoon as it gears up to reopen to the public. The new guidelines include the use of...
article OP/ED: 3 Critical Issues For The Leading Gaming Companies In Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- I moved to Las Vegas over eight years ago. I was one of the growing numbers of people to make the city in the middle of the desert my home. Las Vegas was...

5/11/2020

article Could the ‘City of Lost Wages’ persevere with half-full casinos? Las Vegas ponders its coronavirus future
(Las Vegas) -- Security guards pace aimlessly and cyclists pedal silently along thoroughfares once teeming with tourists and showgirls. Janitors — wearing face...
article What the Hell Is Happening in Vegas? Can It Actually Reopen Safely?
(Las Vegas) -- While the world is coming apart at the seams due to a global pandemic making us all collectively go crazy, there remain places that have been hit worse...
article Boyd Gaming Might Only Reopen Seven of Its 10 Las Vegas Casinos When Permitted by the State
(Las Vegas) -- Boyd Gaming Corp., the local casino company with 29 properties across the country, may not open three of its resorts in Downtown Las Vegas when Gov. Steve...
article Las Vegas restaurants quietly opened over the weekend
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada’s stay-at-home order was supposed to extend until May 15, but last Thursday, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that restaurants and some other...
article Las Vegas Has a Plan to Reopen Its Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. The city relies on tourism, conventions, and other big gatherings to drive its business model,...

5/9/2020

article When Will Vegas Reopen? Social Distancing Guidelines for Casinos, Drive-Ins, and Restaurants
(Las Vegas) -- Some non-essential businesses will reopen in Las Vegas today, as Nevada enters phase one of its reopening plans. Businesses including restaurants, hair...
article Empty Las Vegas Strip counts losses as locals venture out
(Las Vegas) -- The marble statues at Caesars Palace are fenced off, the Venetian hotel's gondolas sit empty, and the New York-New York casino rollercoaster has...
article Frequent visitor hoping Las Vegas will be as fun as it has been
(Las Vegas) -- Tony Iori typically visits Las Vegas multiple times a year, making him the prototype for the kind of visitor Las Vegas wants. But while Iori, a vice...
article Retired Poker Pro Leads ‘Grassroots Effort’ to Recall Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman
(Las Vegas) -- Saturday marked the third day of an effort to recall Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, and the initiative led by a retired professional poker player is...
article Debbie Reynolds Once Owned a Las Vegas Casino — And It Was a Total Flop
(Las Vegas) -- Iconic actress Debbie Reynolds was one of the great performers of Hollywood’s Golden Age. A triple-threat actress, singer, and dancer, Reynolds was...

5/8/2020

article Treasure Island pushes back reopening target to Memorial Day weekend
(Las Vegas) -- Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip has pushed back its reopening target to Memorial Day weekend. The property announced on its website that it is...
article Nevada jobless a record 22%; performers hope gigs can return
(Las Vegas) -- Andrea Bensmiller and three bandmates were onstage at the Planet Hollywood Resort on the Las Vegas Strip, performing for conventioneers during a big mid-...

5/7/2020

article Nevada gambling regulators OK rules for casino reopenings
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada gambling officials approved rules Thursday to limit customers, keep gamblers spaced apart from each other and disinfect dice and cards when the...
article Circa Sports unveils 'curbside' sports betting at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Fans now have another option to place their bets starting Thursday thanks to Circa. On Thursday, Circa Sports launched curbside sport betting services at...
article El Cortez hotel-casino tests out plexiglass barriers on table games, slot machines
(Las Vegas) -- El Cortez Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas is testing out plexiglass barriers or "sneeze guards" on blackjack tables and in between slot...
article South Point launches first sports gambling-related drive-thru in Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- In order to use any mobile sportsbook in Nevada, sports gambling enthusiasts must first register at a casino. While the practice has been seen as a...

5/6/2020

article Las Vegas Casinos In A Post-COVID-19 World
(Las Vegas) -- It’s been two months since Governor Steve Sisolak ordered casinos to be shuttered. It was an emotional plea to Nevadans in an effort to slow the...
article Officials suggest disposable plates when Las Vegas restaurants reopen
(Las Vegas) -- Once businesses in the Las Vegas area start to reopen, restaurants should offer disposable menus and plates, daycares should keep children from playing or...
article MORON ALERT: Fiore: ‘You are being controlled’ by coronavirus fear
(Las Vegas) -- The majority of members on the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday pushed for businesses to reopen immediately, unifying behind an embattled mayor as...

5/5/2020

article Union wants all employees tested before returning to casino jobs, don’t want to be ‘rats in a lab’ for coronavirus
(Las Vegas) -- UNITE HERE which represents thousands of workers in the casino industry, including culinary union members, released its own guidelines for the reopening...
article ‘Proper’ social distancing, meticulous sanitizing mulled in casino reopening plans
(Las Vegas) -- Gamblers standing shoulder-to-shoulder laying bets while a crowd gathers around to see a hot dice-thrower make point after point would be a relic of the...
article South Point to open drive-thru sports betting station
(Las Vegas) -- As sports start to inch toward their return this month, South Point Hotel Casino is getting back into betting action. The south valley property announced...
article With fewer offerings for fun, how will Las Vegas lure visitors amid pandemic?
(Las Vegas) -- The state is moving closer to reopening businesses, but tourism experts say things won’t be the same for quite some time. Think more masks and...
article Las Vegas as entertainment capital at risk because of coronavirus
(Las Vegas) -- A night in Las Vegas used to be something special. Five-star dining experiences in front of dancing fountains. Cirque du Soleil performers flying across a...
article Las Vegas startup creates coronavirus self-cleaning slot machine dividers
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas startup Smith Rosen Gaming Partitions, born during the coronavirus pandemic, is bringing self-cleaning slot machine dividers to casinos. Smith...

5/4/2020

article BLOG: What Las Vegas Poker May Look Like in 2020 and Beyond
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board released regulations directing casinos on how to keep properties as sterile and safe as possible during the COVID-19...
article Sanitized cards, chips? Here's what you may see when Las Vegas casinos reopen
(Las Vegas) -- When Nevada casinos eventually reopen, customer numbers will be cut in half, nightclubs will remain closed, convention groups will be limited and gamblers...
article Westgate Las Vegas planning to reopen on June 18
(Las Vegas) -- Westgate Las Vegas is planning a mid-June reopening as Nevada begins planning to ease business restrictions related to COVID-19. The resort said on its...
article Westgate ‘thrilled’ to reopen betting app this week
(Las Vegas) -- The wait is almost over for the Westgate sportsbook team. The sportsbook plans to reopen its app at 9 a.m. Thursday after being shut down along with the...

5/3/2020

article Top Rank eyes June for resumption of boxing in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Top Rank chairman Bob Arum is ready for boxing to resume, provided it can do so safely amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Essentially, we can cover all...
article Former Las Vegas mayor talks Las Vegas reopening and what success looks like going forward
(Las Vegas) -- Former Las Vegas mayor and Caesars Entertainment board member Jan Jones Blackhurst said the region’s casino industry won’t return to normal...
article ‘Red takeover’ rally to ride into Las Vegas Strip for tourism
(Las Vegas) -- While many people in the travel and tourism industry may not feel much like celebrating these days, the U.S. Travel Association and the Las Vegas...
article Downtown Las Vegas venue puts toe in the livestream
(Las Vegas) -- The entertainment complex Notoriety on the top floor of Neonopolis had barely opened when it was closed by COVID-19. Venue operator Ken Henderson of Best...

5/2/2020

article Las Vegas Reopening Is Up To Officials As Hotels And Casinos Get Prepared
(Las Vegas) -- State and local officials will announce when the official Las Vegas reopening will happen but hotels and casinos are preparing to open their doors in time...
article Las Vegas torn by virus as casinos clamor to reopen
(Las Vegas) -- A smattering of cars drove past the eerily quiet hotels and casinos, shuttered since mid-March, while a handful of tourists gathered by the "Welcome...
article There’s a break in the action in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- As that Thursday, the last day of April, melted into the first day of May in 1981, Van Smith left Sweetwater and hit the town with pals and Braves...
article Eldorado Could Need Leveraged Loan Market to Thaw to Get Caesars Deal Done
(Las Vegas) -- Leveraged loans are extended to companies with large debt burdens or poor credit ratings and as such, lenders view the obligations as carrying higher...
article Slot Machine Dividers Coming to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Many Las Vegas casinos are currently testing out a range of new products that will allow them to operate once again as soon as they are given the...
article Slot machine player YouTube stars to help bring back Vegas tourists
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos across the country have been shut down for weeks, but that hasn’t stopped Joshua O’Connell and others from experiencing the of rush a...
article Southern Californians are ready to scratch post-pandemic itch for Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Angiest Granheim, a Los Angeles screenwriter, loves visiting Las Vegas, usually staying at the Bellagio and sometimes spending thousands of dollars over a...
article Slot machine player YouTube stars to help bring back Vegas tourists
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos across the country have been shut down for weeks, but that hasn’t stopped Joshua O’Connell and others from experiencing the of rush a...
article Abandoned Las Vegas Strip project still for sale amid virus outbreak
(Las Vegas) -- A month ago, with the Strip effectively closed and job losses through the roof, creditors of a big property in the casino corridor were worried. Who would...

5/1/2020

article Westgate Las Vegas pegs June 18 as reopening date
(Las Vegas) -- Westgate Las Vegas is not planning on opening until mid-June as Nevada begins planning to ease business restrictions related to COVID-19. The resort said...
article Casino landlord Vici talks with tenants on rent options amid outbreak
(Las Vegas) -- With casino operators across the country closed and unable to reopen — or bring in revenue — for an uncertain amount of time, one gaming...
article Kelly Clarkson postpones Las Vegas residency to 2021
(Las Vegas) -- Kelly Clarkson announced she is postponing her debut Las Vegas residency to 2021 due to worries about the coronavirus. "Invincible," Clarkson...

4/30/2020

article How much did Las Vegas casino CEOs earn compared to their workers last year?
(Las Vegas) -- Last year, Las Vegas casino CEOs made between 63 and 584 times what the median employee earned. Recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission...
article Las Vegas visitation plunged 58.6% in March; occupancy hit 39.8%
(Las Vegas) -- Visitation to Las Vegas plunged 58.6 percent to 1.5 million people in March and hotel occupancy was off 51.7 percentage points to 39.8 percent as the...
article 6 Ways Casinos Will Try To Reduce The Risk Of Contagion When They Reopen
(Las Vegas) -- It’s been about six weeks since the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses around the country to close their doors. The list of affected companies...
article 800-step coronavirus plan for Vegas hotels The Venetian and Palazzo to reopen revealed
(Las Vegas) -- Luxurious Las Vegas resort The Venetian has an 800-step plan — including disinfecting casino chips multiple times per day — to keep the...
article Bellagio server speaks out for better work protections
(Las Vegas) -- As casinos and businesses anticipate to reopen, workers are demanding better protections before returning to work. Paul Anthony, a food server at the...
article Las Vegas economy hit hard amid coronavirus closures
(Las Vegas) -- Some are calling Las Vegas ground zero for the U.S. economic crisis. The city is facing a crushing struggle because of the pandemic because the entire...
article Were Las Vegas conventions corona super-spreaders?
(Las Vegas) -- In the early days of the coronavirus, Las Vegas might have been a bigger hot spot than anyone realized. 13 Investigates has been talking to people from...

4/29/2020

article 'It’s just strange. It’s so different': A desolate Las Vegas faces coronavirus pandemic in disbelief
(Las Vegas) -- A runner, a young male who appeared to be in his mid-to-late 20s, moved at a swift pace down Las Vegas Boulevard early on a crisp, spring afternoon. He...
article Las Vegas company invents 'gaming barriers' for casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Screaming Images, a Las Vegas printing company, relies heavily for business on creating large scale banners for events like the Electric Daisy Carnival...
article VIDEO: Las Vegas firm creates safety shields for casinos
(Las Vegas) -- When casino properties reopen in Nevada following the state-ordered shutdown, safety will be the main focus for gaming operators.
article VIDEO: Hundreds of people lined up outside of Vegas casino for food
(Las Vegas) -- Laid-off workers are lining up in front of a Las Vegas casino to get food, as a result of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. CNN'...
article Local company is 'Keeping Vegas Clean'
(Las Vegas) -- A local company has changed up their printing business to help Las Vegas rebound from the coronavirus. They are doing their part by inventing new barriers...
article OP/ED: Are Female Leaders Statistically Better At Handling The Coronavirus Crisis?
(Las Vegas) -- Recently women have been praised for their leadership during the pandemic. Headlines like “Women leaders are doing a disproportionately great job at...
article UNLV competition offers $1M for safety innovations
(Las Vegas) -- Do you have a big idea to make casinos or other Las Vegas hospitality operations safer? If so, you might want to enter a competition just announced by the...

4/28/2020

article How will the Las Vegas Strip reopen? Thermal cameras, UV lights and lots of sanitizer
(Las Vegas) -- What will it take to keep visitors and employees safe from coronavirus when the Las Vegas Strip reopens for business? Thermal cameras, UV lights and lots...
article Trump's hotel joins Wynn, Treasure Island, other Vegas venues in planning mid-May restart
(Las Vegas) -- US President Donald Trump's Las Vegas hotel has started taking reservations for mid-May, joining Wynn Las Vegas, despite Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak...
article Venetian to have EMTs, thermal cameras upon reopening
(Las Vegas) -- The Venetian will have a team of emergency medical technicians available 24 hours a day to respond to suspected cases of the coronavirus when the property...
article 4 more workers at Allegiant Stadium test positive for COVID-19
(Las Vegas) -- Four new cases of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 have been reported among workers at the Allegiant Stadium site, according to the projects'...

4/27/2020

article How Do You Reopen a Casino in an Era of ‘Social Distancing’?
(Las Vegas) -- The New York Times did an in-depth piece on the hardest of times in the city of Las Vegas yesterday, noting that out of all the cities and communities in...
article Las Vegas being brought to its knees by shutdown with one in three jobs reliant on tourism industry
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is being brought to its knees amid the coronavirus lockdown as pictures capture the city's transformation into a ghost town - a far cry from...
article Some Las Vegas Strip workers wary of returning during pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Strip casino operators may need to persuade more than just visitors to come back. A number of Strip casino operators have laid out updated...
article VIDEO: Unions Contract Expiring
(Las Vegas) -- Investigations reporter Arthur Kane and Renee Summerour discuss the uncertainty of union contracts expiring in June, and how the extent of the financial...
article Las Vegas Economy a Sitting Duck for Virus
(Las Vegas) -- Slot machines are powered down, casinos boarded up and barricaded. Sidewalks are deserted and electronic marquees that once flashed neon calls for...
article Unions criticize Vegas mayor's call to reopen casinos, local protestors demand Nevada reopening
(Las Vegas) -- The United Auto Workers union on Friday criticized Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s call to reopen casinos despite the continued risk of...
article Some Las Vegas Megaprojects Halted, But Most Regional Work Moves Forward
(Las Vegas) -- Many areas in the Southwest have escaped the widespread government-mandated shutdowns from the coronavirus pandemic, but several key regional projects...

4/26/2020

article Muted and vacant, Las Vegas struggles to survive shutdown
(Las Vegas) -- Slot machines are powered down, casinos boarded up and barricaded. Sidewalks are largely deserted and electronic marquees that once flashed neon calls for...
article Questions abound in post-pandemic Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Standing in a luxury suite on Treasure Island’s 34th floor, Don Voss pondered what the reopening of the desolate Las Vegas Strip below might look...
article 400 rally in Las Vegas to protest Gov. Sisolak’s closure measures
(Las Vegas) -- About 400 people opposed to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s orders meant to slow the spread of COVID-19 gathered Saturday in the central Las Vegas Valley for a...
article No date yet for Las Vegas casino openings
(Las Vegas) -- As states begin to relax quarantine measures, Nevada’s governor was noncommittal about when casinos will be allowed to open in an hourlong press...
article Reopening Las Vegas too soon risks more than a new wave of infection
(Las Vegas) -- Gov. Steve Sisolak has praised Nevadans for adhering to COVID-19 shutdown directives, but if control measures are reduced too soon, the disease will...
article How Las Vegas Became Ground Zero for the American Jobs Crisis
(Las Vegas) -- When Valicia Anderson starts to count the people she knows in Las Vegas who have lost their jobs, she runs out of fingers fast. Her husband, the...
article SMITH: Mayor Goodman takes her increasingly reckless rhetoric to the big stage
(Las Vegas) -- All publicity is good publicity, they said. Just spell the name right, they said. Then Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman opens her mouth in the middle of...
article OP/ED: Is the Las Vegas Industry Strong Enough to Withstand Corona Crisis?
(Las Vegas) -- Coronavirus has turned the entire world upside down at the start of the year. The disease initially emerged in Wuhan in December 2019 and has spread all...

4/25/2020

article Some Las Vegas Strip workers fear no job to return to
(Las Vegas) -- Joseph Guerrero is done with the Las Vegas hospitality industry. The furloughed resort worker has been working in hotels for nearly seven years, including...
article Vegas entertainment venues work to turn the lights back on
(Las Vegas) -- After five weeks of total shutdown, the Las Vegas Strip remains the epicenter of uncertainty. The only thing that seems clear as casino resort officials...
article Put on a medical facemask if you want to go back to a casino
(Nevada) -- A reporter from MSNBC covering the shutdown of the Las Vegas Strip because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic asked me this week about smoking inside...

4/24/2020

article Las Vegas Casino Makes Plans To Reopen As Early As May 15
(Las Vegas) -- A major hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip is making plans to reopen in three weeks — if the governor lifts his closure order involving the...
article Las Vegas mayor says without definitive evidence that the city's warm weather will allow it to be at the 'forefront of America's 'reopening''
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas' "dessert heat" will help it slow the spread of the coronavirus and allow it to lift coronavirus lockdowns earlier than other...
article Unions denounce Las Vegas mayor's call to re-open casinos
(Las Vegas) -- The powerful United Auto Workers union on Friday criticized Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s call to re-open casinos despite the continued risk of...
article Strip Reset: Does the Covid-19 crisis present opportunities for a Vegas makeover?
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas soared until recent years, but we’ve reached the tipping point, where it’s necessary for the Strip to redefine itself again. Las...
article Las Vegas airport passenger traffic plunges 53% in March
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas' normally bustling airport handled less than half the passengers in March compared with the same month a year ago in a drop that officials...

4/23/2020

article Treasure Island planning to open May 15
(Las Vegas) -- Treasure Island is planning to open its doors to guests May 15, despite Gov. Steve Sisolak saying Wednesday that gaming shutdowns, currently set to end...
article Las Vegas workers say they don't want to be test subjects 'in a petri dish' after Mayor Goodman's controversial CNN interview
(Las Vegas) -- The mayor of Las Vegas is getting pushback from workers after she doubled down on her push to reopen the city’s casinos and hotels amid the...
article Vegas Mayor Wants Casinos to Reopen—No Matter What
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has kicked up her crusade to reopen the city's casinos, restaurants, shops, and other nonessential businesses in spite...
article Casino giant reveals when Las Vegas Strip may light up after coronavirus
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas Strip may start coming back to life from the coronavirus shutdown as soon as August, according to the resort operator Las Vegas Sands. The...
article Vegas, Baby!!! Not Looking Good For Nightlife ... Despite Mayor's Wishes
(Las Vegas) -- Tourists won't have much to do on the Las Vegas Strip even if the Mayor gets her way ... things are not looking good this year as far as Sin City...
article Will recovery on the Strip look similar to the reopening of casinos in Macau?
(Las Vegas) -- Before we saw the closure of Las Vegas casinos, many resort owners on the Strip had to shut down their properties in Macau, China. They've been...
article Nevada Politicians, Culinary Workers Union Condemn Mayor Goodman’s Call to Reopen Casinos
(Nevada) -- Politicians and the city’s culinary union swiftly responded to Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s interview on CNN on Wednesday with host Anderson...

4/22/2020

article As Las Vegas mayor calls for reopening casinos, culinary workers union calls it ‘outrageous’
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s proposal to reopen the city is “outrageous,” Nevada’s largest union said in a statement...
article MORON ALERT: The mayor of Las Vegas wants to open casinos and let the number of infections determine which of them have to close
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman thinks that businesses in the city that want to reopen should be able to — that way, those businesses that see...
article ‘Find out the facts afterward’: Las Vegas mayor trends after saying casinos should reopen now
(Las Vegas) -- Standing in front of an empty storefront along Main Street, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman was beaming with optimism, believing that businesses would...
article ‘Reckless and dangerous:’ Goodman faces criticism after TV interviews
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman repeated her call to immediately reopen businesses during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Wednesday,...
article Culinary Union calls Las Vegas Mayor Goodman's comments 'outrageous'
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has been adamant about reopening the city, even calling the shutdowns "total insanity," and the Culinary Union...

4/21/2020

article Las Vegas Room Rates Plummet As Casino Stocks Remain In Limbo
(Las Vegas) -- On Sunday, Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) CEO Matt Maddox called on the state of Nevada to begin reopening the Las Vegas strip resorts in mid-May,...
article World Central Kitchen from Chef José Andrés Feeds Medical Workers in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen arrived in Las Vegas on Monday to help serve meals to health-care professionals during the coronavirus pandemic....

4/20/2020

article Casino exec calls for Las Vegas Strip to reopen by the end of May
(Las Vegas) -- The CEO of Wynn Resorts is calling for the Las Vegas Strip to slowly begin reopening in May with restrictions in place. Matt Maddox released a 23-page...
article Wynn CEO's Public, Published Plea: Reopen The Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- The last time the entire Las Vegas strip was shuttered was following John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1969. And that was only for a few days. At no...
article ‘Nevada should reopen the Las Vegas strip in mid- to late May,’ casino operator tells governor
(Las Vegas) -- A major casino operator called on Nevada’s governor to begin to reopen the Las Vegas Strip in mid- to late May with extensive safety measures in...
article Guidelines Released for Planned Re-Opening of Le Reve Theater in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- As the country remains shut down due to the current health crisis, it appears that Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas is taking the lead on announcing a reopening...
article South Point furloughing most employees indefinitely
(Las Vegas) -- South Point is furloughing most of its employees “for an indefinite period,” starting May 3. In a letter sent to staff on Monday, owner...
article Vegas Tourism Agency Slashing Budget, Re-Doing Spending Plan
(Las Vegas) -- The agency promoting tourism in Las Vegas is quickly re-doing its budget, with coronavirus casino closures and business shutdowns projected to result in a...
article WSOP postponed in Las Vegas because of coronavirus pandemic
(Las Vegas) -- The World Series of Poker has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 51st running of the WSOP had been set for May 26 to July 15 at the...
article Wynn Resorts to Reopen Las Vegas Strip in Mid-to-Late May
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts, Limited WYNN business in China and Las Vegas has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Although most of the casinos in Macau have...

4/19/2020

article MADDOX: A plan to re-open Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- At Wynn Resorts we care deeply about our family of employees and our communities. When we decided to be the first to close in Nevada, before the state...
article Wynn CEO looks for May reopening of Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox is calling for an early May reopening of Las Vegas in some capacity. In a 23-page report released Sunday, Maddox said some...
article Wynn Resorts CEO calls for Las Vegas Strip to conditionally reopen in mid- to late May
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts Chief Executive Officer Matt Maddox on Sunday called on the Nevada governor to begin to reopen the Las Vegas Strip in mid- to late May with...

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