Las Vegas Casinos Are Now Fully Open at 100% Capacity

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MGM Resorts International’s casinos are back in business, joining other resorts on the strip.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently approved a return to 100 percent occupancy with no social distancing required on the gaming floors of MGM’s properties along the Strip, which include:

  • Bellagio Resort & Casino
  • ARIA Resort & Casino
  • MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
  • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
  • Park MGM
  • The Mirage Hotel & Casino
  • New York-New York Hotel & Casino
  • Luxor Hotel and Casino 
  • Excalibur Hotel & Casino

“This is yet another major milestone in Las Vegas’ incredible recovery and a testament to the importance of vaccination in the effort to fully reopen our community,” says MGM Resorts CEO & President Bill Hornbuckle in a statement. “We will continue working to vaccinate as many people as possible and remain vigilant with health and safety protocols designed to protect our employees, guests and community. This vital work must continue for us to defeat this virus, and MGM Resorts is committed to doing our part to get it done.”

The waiver was granted based on MGM Resorts’ work to vaccinate its workforce and applies only to gaming floors. The Wynn, Encore, and Cosmopolitan have also reopened their respective casinos to full capacity, while Caesars Palace, Bally’s, the Flamingo, and the Paris Las Vegas have also been permitted to resume gaming operations.

At the moment, the waiver only applies to gaming floors. Guests should still expect to adhere to Clark County’s 80% occupancy restrictions and 3-feet social distancing policies in areas outside of casinos, such as resort restaurants, pools and other public spaces. The state’s mask mandates also remain in place throughout the properties.

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