We Take A Look At Las Vegas Casinos Beginning To Reopen

As Las Vegas starts reopening its doors, those in ‘Sin City’ have begun to adapt to the realisation of the new normal that the coronavirus pandemic has brought.

Following on from the 78-day closure of Las Vegas casinos due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus, operators implemented health and safety guidelines and safeguards to protect staff and guests to resume action.

Here we take a look at some of the casinos to see how they’ve adapted to that change.

El Cortez Casino and Hotel

After reopening the El Cortez casino, new detailed health and safety plans were revealed, aligned with specific guidance from the Centre for Disease Control, the Southern Nevada Health District and the Gaming Control Board, and the UNLV School of Medicine.

Kenny Epstein, El Cortez owner said: “El Cortez has been a landmark of Downtown and the Las Vegas community since 1941. We miss our extended El Cortez family of employees and guests and we are very excited to welcome them back safely on June 4th.”

In the El Cortez Hotel and Casino, Fox5 Las Vegas posted a video showing its latest plexiglass barrier, also known as a ‘sneeze guard.’

The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel and Casino

The D Las Vegas Casino, and the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino were among the first to reopen their doors to the public officially and resume gaming operations in Nevada.

CEO and Downtown Las Vegas developer Derek Stevens said: “As with the rest of the world, the past few months have presented our city with an unprecedented challenge and our team has worked around the clock to bring back the Vegas experience our visitors know and love.

“We are excited to get our employees back to work and to welcome guests to the entertainment capital of the world.”

Following the implementation of healthy and safety guidelines, the casinos offered a preview of how the casino looks to ease patrons’ concerns.

Caesars Palace

A speech on the Roman Plaza featuring Caesars Entertainment headliner Wayne Newton and CEO Tony Rodio marked the reopening of its main lobby doors to the public.

Rodio gave a speech reminiscent of Caesars Palace’s history over the past 54 years, while acknowledging the ongoing challenges.

Inviting visitors to ‘get the next 50 years rolling’ he concluded.

Caesars Palace also shared a video from the casino premises to demonstrate its socially distancing solutions to fans firsthand.

The Golden Nugget

Thursday saw the opening of yet another casino, the Golden Nugget, sharing pictures of its workers enforcing mandatory security measures.