MGM Resorts International announced this week that the Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved a return to 100% occupancy and the rejection of social distancing at gaming halls located on the company’s property in the Las Vegas Strip. These facilities include Bellagio Resort & amp; 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 and Excalibur Hotel and Casino.
The waiver was granted based on the work of MGM Resorts to vaccinate its employees and applies only to playgrounds. The current 80% occupancy restrictions and the three-foot social distancing policy remain in effect outside of gaming halls, including in restaurants, swimming pools and other non-gaming areas and events.
MGM Resorts CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle, said:
“This is another important milestone in the incredible recovery of Las Vegas and a testament to the importance of vaccination in the quest to fully open up our community. We will continue to work on vaccinating as many people as possible. However, do not lose your vigilance with health and safety protocols designed to protect our employees, guests andcommunities. This vital work must continue for us to defeat this virus, and MGM Resorts is committed to contributing to its achievement.”
Additional protocols on occupational health and safety, including applicable requirements for masks, will be continued on the basis of regulatory requirements and expert recommendations.