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MGM Resorts to open casinos at full capacity without any restrictions
MGM Resorts is set to resume full operations of its casinos in most of the properties it owned. The company will open at full occupancy and without any social distancing inhibitions.
Fox Business reported that this is possible after MGM Resorts was given the approval to open and run its casinos in Las Vegas. The 100% occupancy operation means that the gaming floors in the hotels will carry out business as they normally did before the COVID-19 pandemic struck last year.
The government permission for the casinos
MGM Resort is preparing to open its casinos after the Nevada Gaming Control Board approved a waiver for the company to run its gaming business without the social distancing rule, however, face masks are said to still be required for visitors.
According to the hospitality and entertainment company, the gaming board granted them permission to operate because of its efforts to vaccinate all its workers. After making a commitment to have its staff inoculated, the waiver was signed.
"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," Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts CEO, and president said via press release. "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.”
The MGM Resorts properties that will open soon
MGM Resorts revealed that nine of its international properties located along the famous Las Vegas Strip are set to open its gaming floors. The places included in the permitted establishments include the Bellagio Resort & Casino, Park MGM, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the Mirage Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino, and the New York-New York Hotel & Casino.
MGM Resort’s commitment to vaccinate people is not just for its entire workforce. Based on the report, the company is also working to inoculate its partners and "surrounding community" to protect them from COVID-19. Finally, it was reported that thousands of employees and locals have already received their shot at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center.