- MGM’s casinos and resorts in Las Vegas have received approval to reopen fully.
- This approval applies specifically to their gaming floors, and not restaurants.
- They join Wynn Resorts and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas as approved to reopen gaming at 100% capacity.
LAS VEGAS - MGM’s casinos in Las Vegas have been approved to reopen their gaming floors with full capacity, and no social distancing requirements.
This announcement is effective immediately, and the following casinos and resorts will be open for business in full as of Wednesday.
- 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
Only the gaming floors are included in this policy change, which was approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Other parts of the resort still have some restrictions on them, placed at the county level, that limit occupancy to 80% and enforce social distancing requirements.
This means that, while the gaming floors are fully open, amenities like restaurants are still somewhat restricted.
As soon as the Board gave approval, MGM made their policy change, which comes on the heels of a vaccination initiative that helped them convince the board that they were safe to reopen.
MGM’s casinos are not the first to receive approval to reopen, as Wynn Resorts and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas have also received Gaming Board approval to operate at full capacity.
Other casinos are likely to follow suit in terms of gaining regulatory approval, and the Las Vegas strip could be running at full capacity by summer or autumn.
MGM resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle offered a statement on the matter:
"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," said Hornbuckle. 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."