Last Tuesday, Gov. Steve Sisolak gave the go-ahead to casinos to reopen on June 4, as was tentatively planned.
This is major news for the popular tourist and gaming destination, as casinos in Las Vegas have waiting a long two months to see the light of day again.
The reopening decision came on the heels of the Silver State entering Phase 2 of its reopening plan, coupled with a positive decline in COVID-19 trends and data from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
While all casinos will be able to open next week, that doesn’t mean that all of them are planning to. Major casino operators, like MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, will be opening only two of their 10 Strip properties initially. Of those operators, The Bellagio, New York-New York, Caesars Palace, and Flamingo will resume operations to start.
Here’s a look into other Las Vegas casino-hotels that are planning on opening up next Thursday, June 4.
On Wednesday, Boyd Gaming announced it would be reopening several of its Nevada properties, and that they are excited for the opportunity to resume operations in its home state.
The properties they’re reopening in Nevada include:
- Gold Coast
- Joker’s Wild
- Sam’s Town
- The Orleans
Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith said the company will have 19 of its 29 properties across the country opened initially, and plan to have its remaining properties reopened by the end of June.
On Wednesday, Caesars Entertainment announced that by 10 am, June 4, Caesars Palace and Flamingo will be open for business.
Because of public demand, the company also announced that on June 5 at 11 am, Harrah’s Las Vegas will also reopen.
“Initial customer demand to visit the Las Vegas Strip has been much stronger than anticipated, triggering our decision to reopen Harrah’s Las Vegas, in addition to Caesars Palace, Flamingo and LINQ Promenade, next week,” Caesars CEO Tony Rodio explained in a statement.
On Wednesday, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced it would reopen on June 4 at 10 am, dependent on approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
The property has been fine-tuning and expanding their existing health and safety guidelines, to include several new enhancements.
Those enhancements include non-invasive temperature screenings, rearranging the casino floor plan to support social distancing initiatives, and increased sanitation measures.
The D and Golden Gate
The D and Golden Gate will both be reopening June 4.
The reopening announcement came with owner Derek Stevens’ giveaway of 1,000 free flights to Las Vegas, to incentivize tourists to return sooner rather than later.
According to Stevens, the giveaway was part of an effort to safely bring visitors to the city, while also reminding them why the city earned its title of “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
According to the general manager, the historic downtown property will reopen at midnight on June 4.
The property is looking forward to welcoming back its extended El Cortez family of employees and guests and welcoming them back safely early next Thursday morning.
The company has been testing out plexiglass barriers, or “sneeze guards” on its blackjack tables and in between slot machines on the casino floor to safely welcome back guests.
The slightly off-Strip property, located on Flamingo Road and Koval Lane near Las Vegas Boulevard, confirmed they will be reopening their doors on June 4.
The smaller property is known for its live karaoke and 24-hour café.
According to its website, Golden Nugget will be reopening its hotel first, on Wednesday, June 3 at 3 pm. The rest of the property, including its gaming floor, will reopen on June 4.
The website says the company is excited to welcome guests back, “just in time for summer fun.”
On Wednesday, MGM Resorts announced the reopening of The Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand, and The Signature on June 4.
According to the company, more of its properties on the Las Vegas Strip will reopen as demand increases.
“As we plan for these openings, the health and safety or our guests and employees is at the forefront of all we do. Getting many of our employees back to work and welcoming guests through our doors once again will allow us to do what we do best – entertain. The team is ready and we can’t wait,” said acting CEO Bill Hornbuckle.
M Resort announced that it would be reopening on June 4, although multiple amenities, such as the spa, pool, valet, convention center area, and banquet services will remain closed in the meantime.
“While the amenities our customers have come to know and love may be somewhat limited for the time being, the ability to safely welcome back our team members and guests remain our top priority,” M Resort general manager Hussain Mahrous said in a statement.
On Wednesday, the Plaza announced that it would be reopening on June 4.
Entrances to the property will be reduced, as well as having curbside check-in available for guests to minimize contact. All employees will be required to wear masks and guests will be encouraged to do so. Staff will also have their temperatures checked before starting their shift.
On the company’s Twitter page, they announced they’ll be reopening June 4.
The property will do a phased reopening. On its first day back, the casino floor, several dining outlets, rooftop pools, and Starbucks will be open for business.
Sahara says it’s committed to guest and staff safety, and any changes done will be to adhere to social distancing and safety guidelines.
On Wednesday, Station Casino announced that several of its properties will be opening on June 4.
Those properties include:
- All Wildfire division properties
- Boulder Station
- Green Valley Ranch
- Palace Station
- Red Rock
- Santa Fe Station
- Sunset Station
According to a Silverton company spokesman, the property will be reopening June 4 at 10 am.
Silver Sevens will be reopening its doors on June 4 at 10 am.
According to the company, they will be making hotel reservations beginning June 18.
Initially, the property will be opening slots and limited food and beverage options once it reopens.
Pending approval from the Control Board, South Point will be reopening June 4.
According to Golden Entertainment, the company that owns the casino-hotel, The Strat Casino, Hotel, and SkyPod will be reopening bright and early at 8 am on June 4.
The property will be reopening to reduced capacity, at 50 percent, to allow for property social distancing.
As an added bonus, the company is offering up to a 45 percent discount on room reservations.
Treasure Island will be reopening its doors on June 4 at 10 am.
The pool, spa, restaurants, and gift shops will also be available on opening day, as well as free self-parking.
On June 5, the sportsbook will open back up as well.
On their Twitter, the company announced on Wednesday that it will be reopening June 4 at 4 am.
With the state in Phase 2, Tuscany Suites was able to reopen its Piazza Lounge on Friday, May 29.
The Venetian and Palazzo
Both The Venetian and Palazzo will be reopening jointly at 9am on June 4.
Wynn and Encore
On Wednesday, Wynn Resorts announced they would be reopening Wynn Las Vegas and Encore towers on June 4.