All Casino Restrictions in Las Vegas are Being Lifted Next Week

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Over the past few months, health officials in Nevada have been slowly lifting back many of the health regulations that have been set in place since 2020. This seems to be helping to boost tourism around the state. Beginning next Monday, all casino restrictions in Las Vegas will officially be removed.

The casino companies here have reason to celebrate. This decision comes just before the summer season and may lead to a major surge in visitors. Today, we’ll take a look at which rules are set to be removed.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas Casinos Report Surge of Bookings for Memorial Day Weekend

The city of Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the United States. This small city would generally bring in more than 40 million individuals from around the world every single year. Many flock to the different casino-resorts to enjoy the gambling and entertainment options.

2020 proved to be the most devastating year in history for the tourism industry here. For months, all of the casinos here were completely shut down. It wasn’t until June of 2020 that the gambling industry here began to bounce back.

Things have been improving massively throughout 2021. Tourism rates in the city have been steadily increasing. It now seems that this upcoming weekend will be one of the best of the year for the tourism industry here.

Memorial Day weekend is always a busy time for the gambling industry here. This year is shaping up to be one for the ages. Almost all of the hotel-casino companies here are reporting a huge surge of bookings over the weekend.

It’s great news for all of these casino companies. Most of them are still in serious need of big revenue surges to make up for the money lost last year. Memorial Day weekend will be a good way to begin this revenue increase.

Some feel that the increase in tourism here is also due to a lifting of restrictions. It now appears this city is ready to remove all of these restrictions next week.

Nevada Gaming Control Board Agrees to Remove All Casino Restrictions in Las Vegas

Nevada remains the gambling hub of the United States. There are a huge number of world-class casinos here, each of which is trying to bring in more visitors. It hasn’t been easy with many of the regulations set in place.

Infection rates throughout Nevada and the rest of the country have been dropping steadily lately. It’s fantastic news for the gaming industry here. As these rates drop, more people are choosing to travel to major casino destinations.

This drop in infections is also giving health officials the confidence to ease back on rules. Reports have confirmed that the Nevada Gaming Control Board has agreed to remove all casino restrictions in Las Vegas beginning on June 1. Gaming Control Board Brin Gibson offered a statement to the media this week.

“Each licensee shall comply with its respective county’s general capacity and occupancy limitations and social distancing requirements, as detailed in the county’s local plan, within the licensee’s gaming areas,” Gibson said. “As of June 1, 2021, none of Nevada’s counties will retain social distancing or occupancy limitations that would apply to a gaming licensee.”

Capacity limits are back at 100%. Casino-resorts around Las Vegas no longer need to require guests to wear masks. Overall, it appears that this city is nearly back to the way it was prior to March of 2020.

This should help to further boost tourism rates in the city. Stay tuned for more reports on revenue figures here over the next few weeks!

Atlantic City is Slower to Remove Major Restrictions

Throughout 2020, the economic situation in Las Vegas was covered by the media extensively. Overall, Las Vegas was economically impacted more by the pandemic than any other city in the country. As many know, Atlantic City also took a serious economic blow.

This city has been slower to remove its major restrictions. Governor Phil Murphy wants to ensure that the situation is completely secure before allowing casinos to operate at full capacity. Some feel it’s now time for this to change.

Tourism rates in Atlantic City have been steadily increasing throughout 2021. Not long ago, reports on the city’s revenue throughout the year’s first quarter were also just released. Many are impressed to see where things stand.

Throughout January, February, and March, the casinos in this city managed to bring in $95 million in gross gaming revenue. It’s a major increase when compared to 2020. This figure is also larger than what was seen here in 2019.

Hopefully, things continue to improve and Atlantic City casinos are able to operate at full capacity. Removing the mask mandate here may also help to promote tourism. We’ll continue to report on the rules changes here as the year goes on.

Are you surprised to hear that casino restrictions in Las Vegas are being removed? Let us know in the comments section below!

More Amenities at the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel are Opening Up

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The tourism situation in Las Vegas is improving every single week. As a result, more of the casino-resorts are slowly getting back to normal. According to new reports, more amenities at the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel are beginning to open right now.

This new casino-resort opened its doors earlier this year. It’s a huge move for the Virgin Group and the company’s first foray into the casino business. Today, we’ll talk about what new amenities are opening up in this Las Vegas property.

Let’s get into it!

All Restrictions Are Set to be Lifted in Las Vegas Next Month

Las Vegas was devastated by the events that unfolded last year. From an economic point of view, this city was hit harder than any other in the country. Fortunately, there are clear signs of recovery taking place in this popular gambling hub.

The casinos in Las Vegas were shut down from March until June. After reopening, these casinos were ordered to abide by intense health regulations. That included major capacity limits and ordering masks to be worn by guests at all-time.

Even today, all of the casinos in this city still have restrictions set in place. It’s been difficult for the owners of these venues to deal with. Many people around the country are still unwilling to visit Las Vegas while these regulations are set in place.

Not long ago, Governor Sisolak announced that all restrictions would be lifted at the beginning of June. It’s exciting news for both gambling fans and the companies operating casinos in Las Vegas. Many believe this will lead to a major surge of tourism into the city.

Many of the biggest casino-resorts have recently chosen to expand their operating hours. Some have also begun offering their guests new options for rooms, dining, and entertainment. It’s exciting news for those interested in visiting the city over the next few months.

One new property that many are excited to see is the Virgin Hotel-Casino. It now appears that this venue is set to expand in a big way.

Additional Amenities at the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel are Set to Open

Every few years, an exciting new gambling venue opens its doors in the city of Las Vegas. Most recently, the Virgin Hotel-Casino opened here. This property is up and running and sits where the former Hard Rock Hotel-Casino sat just off the Las Vegas Strip.

The opening of this venue was delayed many times over the years. Of course, the pandemic made it difficult to open a brand new casino. Finally, in March, this property opened its doors to the public.

Many health restrictions have remained in place here over the last few months. Fortunately, that is about to change. Reports now indicate that many of the amenities at the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel are about to open up.

Over the next few months, the casino’s swimming pool, beach club, and sportsbook will finally begin operating. Richard “Boz” Bosworth, President and CEO of this property, confirmed this news to the media this week. You can check out his comments below.

“That’s because we’re brand-new, and that’s what is to be expected,” he said. “Because we literally started with no reservations. So we’re building, and the market is very much booking for the next 30, 60, and 90 days out… We were not waiting for entertainment, we were not waiting for events to come back. We were not even waiting for market occupancy and rates to come back. We wanted to get open because we felt it was safe, knowing that it was an opening that was going to take over a period of months, as we opened up our swimming pools, as we opened up more restaurants and nightlife, that it was going to take a period of time.”

Things are about to get considerably more exciting in Las Vegas. More casino-resorts here are going to be opening more amenities over the next few months. Stay tuned for updates!

Resorts World Las Vegas is Set to Open On June 24

There are a huge number of incredible casino-resorts operating in Las Vegas right now. On June 24, one of the most exciting new properties in history will open its doors here. That is, of course, Resorts World Las Vegas located in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip.

This massive casino-resort cost a staggering $4.2 billion to construct. That makes it the most expensive gambling venue ever built in the city. As you might expect, this venue is expected to be one-of-a-kind.

More details are beginning to come out about this property. That includes information on the venue’s nightlife options. Resorts World will be the location of Zouk Nightclub, a state-of-the-art club set to host many world-class artists throughout the year.

This casino-resort is located near Wynn Resorts’ Las Vegas properties. It’s becoming a more popular area for many visitors to the city. The opening of Resorts World Las Vegas is also expected to help boost visits to this area of the city.

In reality, this venue should help to boost tourism rates throughout the entire city. Many are excited to see what this massively expensive property has to offer. We’ll be sure to offer an in-depth preview of this property before it opens its doors!

Are you excited to hear that more amenities at the Las Vegas Virgin Hotel are opening up? Let us know in the comments section below!

Casino Restrictions in Texas May Soon be Lifted

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The state of Texas is well-known for having some tough laws towards the gambling industry. No casinos are allowed here, despite the recent push by many lawmakers. This week, we heard more about how the casino restrictions in Texas could eventually change.

A growing number of individuals here are pushing to see legal casinos in the state. It’s a long, complicated process to get these venues up and running, though. Now is a great time to discuss what needs to happen for casinos to open in Texas.

Let’s get into it!

Casino Revenue is Jumping Around the Country

The land-based casino industry is beginning to recover from the events that unfolded last year. It’s been a long-time coming. For more than 12 months, gaming revenue around the United States was lower than it had been for years.

As vaccine distribution ramps up, travel is beginning to increase around the US. Many are choosing to head to major gaming hubs such as Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Tourism rates here have been gradually increasing as the months go on.

Las Vegas is benefiting in a big way. The casinos here are now seeing a steady increase in their visitation rates. Many analysts now believe that this summer will end up being a hugely successful month for the casinos in this city. On June 1st, the gaming properties here will be given permission to operate at 100% capacity.

Atlantic City’s gaming industry is bouncing back in a big way, too. Officials have been reporting consistent jumps in revenue lately. Some of the casinos here are now preparing to see a major influx of tourism as June approaches.

Most of the country’s smaller casino markets are also seeing a revenue increase. It’s great news for the industry and proves that gaming companies have found a way to recover. Now, many of these companies are interested in expansion.

Texas is currently prohibiting any traditional Class III casinos from opening their doors. It appears that could change in the near future.

Las Vegas Sands Pushes to Change Casino Restrictions in Texas

The gaming laws in Texas are notoriously strict. Casinos here have been completely prohibited for many years. As a result, many Texans head to nearby states such as Oklahoma to play their favorite games. Many in Texas are tired of seeing this money flowing to neighboring states.

Several prominent lawmakers have been pushing to get legalized casinos in the state. Others believe it could increase crime and gambling addiction. It’s become a major talking point and Governor Greg Abbott claims it should be up to state residents to decide on whether or not to allow gambling venues.

Las Vegas Sands has been one of the biggest casino companies pushing to get casinos legalized in Texas. This week, the company began undergoing a major marketing campaign to help gain support for casino legalization. These ads focus on the fact that so much revenue is flowing into nearby states.

“This November, the Legislature can allow Texans to vote to build four world-class destination resorts and casinos, bringing those dollars back to Texas,” one of the advertisements claims. “Let’s boost our economy, create tens of thousands of jobs and help fund vital services like schools and public safety.”

Lawmakers in Texas met today to further discuss the gambling industry. Many are hopeful that a majority of leaders here finally begin to see the upside in having a regulated casino industry. It seems likely that Texas could develop one of the largest casino markets in the country.

Las Vegas Sands is certainly doing everything it can to change casino restrictions in Texas. This company is also focusing its efforts on operations overseas.

Is Macau Still an Attractive Destination For LVS?

Macau has been going through a lot of changes lately. Earlier this year, Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson passed away due to cancer. It was a tough blow for one of the country’s biggest gambling operators.

Not long afterward, the company announced it was selling two of its biggest properties in Las Vegas. LVS claimed it would begin focusing more of its operations on Asia. This company owns and operates several major casino-resorts in this part of the world.

Some are now questioning if this was a wise decision. The economy of Las Vegas is beginning to bounce back in a big way. Casinos here are finally beginning to see a steady increase in their monthly revenue figures.

Macau, however, continues to struggle in a big way. There are still some intense travel restrictions set in place between here and Mainland China. Fewer Chinese nationals are making the trip to Macau with these rules set in place.

There’s no doubt that Macau remains one of the world’s biggest gambling destinations. It may take longer for this city to recover than Las Vegas, though. We’ll need to wait and see how LVS chooses to focus its operations as the year goes on.

Do you think 2021 is the year that casino restrictions in Texas will change? Let us know in the comments section below!

The UFC 264 Location is Confirmed to be Las Vegas!

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Conor McGregor’s return to the UFC is now set! After months of anxiously waiting, MMA fans around the world have finally received word of where the Irish superstar will be making his comeback. UFC President Dana White has announced that Las Vegas is officially set as the UFC 264 location.

To make things even more exciting, McGregor vs. Poirier 3 will be taking place inside the T-Mobile Arena in front of a sold-out crowd! Now is a great time to talk about what has led to the UFC booking this mega-fight in Las Vegas.

Here’s what you need to know!

More Restrictions are Being Lifted in Las Vegas

Many individuals in the city of Las Vegas are celebrating right now. For more than a year, intense health regulations have been set in place here. These have ended up taking a devastating toll on many of the city’s businesses.

The global health crisis that unfolded last year impacted Las Vegas more than any other US city. The tourism industry was completely shut down here for months. As a result, a massive number of individuals here lost their jobs and gaming revenue in the city reached new lows.

Nevada’s health situation has improved in recent months and tourism numbers are up considerably. As a result, Governor Steve Sisolak has begun slowly lifting many of the restrictions set in place here. This week, he made a huge announcement that has many individuals excited.

Sisolak claims that by June 1, he believes each of the state’s counties will be able to operate at 100% capacity.

“It’s what we do now that will allow us to return to more normal Nevada on June 1 and focus on a strong economic recovery — remaining vigilant, wearing a mask, and most importantly, getting vaccinated as soon as possible,” Sisolak said. “I’m not interested in who gets credit. This is the first piece of good news that I’m able to deliver in a long time.”

Some have expressed concern that this could end up reversing much of the progress the state has made here. Others believe Las Vegas needs to fully open in order to survive. It’s a complicated issue and one that continues to be debated.

This news has clearly reached officials within the UFC. We’re now hearing more about the promotion’s big plans to hold events here this summer.

Las Vegas is Set as the UFC 264 Location

The UFC was the first major sports league to resume its operations after the mass shutdowns back in March of 2020. Initially, the promotion faced a huge amount of criticism for holding events. As time went on, many of the country’s biggest sports leagues followed their model.

The UFC hasn’t slowed since. Over the past year, it’s held events throughout the US and in Abu Dhabi. There have been some major hiccups along the way. Overall, however, the UFC has succeeded and is more popular now than ever before.

Many fans have been eagerly waiting on news of Conor McGregor’s return. The Irish star was knocked out by Dustin Poirier in January and has been preparing for another fight against him. This week, UFC President Dana White revealed the UFC 264 location to his followers on social media. The big fight will be taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 10.

Check out the big announcement below!

 

This news comes shortly after Governor Sisolak’s reveal that Las Vegas will soon be fully reopening. Dana White has been asserting that he would begin holding events again as soon as possible. It now appears he is finally ready to pull the trigger here.

UFC 264 is likely to be the biggest MMA event of 2021. It’s set to be headlined by the trilogy between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. The undercard is likely stacked as well with exciting matchups.

Tickets for this event are set to go on sale this week. Most expect them to completely sell out within just a few days. We’ll be sure to offer more information on this massive bout over the next few weeks!

Atlantic City is Set to Host MMA Events Soon

Las Vegas is far from the only city to struggle economically since last year. This major casino hub saw record-low revenue figures over the course of 2020. Like Las Vegas, it also seemed to be recovering right now.

Tourism numbers here are beginning to increase. The casinos here are expanding their operating hours and capacity limits are expanding. Many expect a successful summer for the East Coast’s biggest gaming hub.

In July, Atlantic City will be the host city for the upcoming PFL season. The Professional Fighters League has grown to become one of the biggest MMA promotions in the US. Its 2021 season is shaping up to be its biggest in history.

This entire season will be held at the Ocean Casino Resort. This is one of the biggest and most popular gaming venues in the city. Not long ago, news broke that the Ilitch family had agreed to purchase a major stake in this property.

There is a lot happening in Atlantic City right now. It wouldn’t be a shock to see similar measures here to what is being implemented in Las Vegas. We’ll be sure to offer more information on the revenue figures here as the year goes on.

Are you excited to hear about the UFC 264 location? Do you plan on seeing this fight card live? Let us know in the comments section below!

Casino Capacity Limits in Las Vegas are Increasing Once Again!

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Las Vegas is still working hard to bring in tourists. The city seems to be on the path to doing so, with more venues opening up every month. This week, reports came out claiming that casino capacity limits in Las Vegas are increasing once again.

This is fantastic news for the owners of these casinos. Allowing more players is a crucial step in getting revenue figures back to 2019-levels. Today, we’ll talk about how this new rule could impact Las Vegas moving forward.

Let’s get into it!

Analysts Predict a Successful Summer for Las Vegas Casinos

The past year was certainly one that most US casino companies would like to forget. For months, the country’s gambling industry was completely shut down. Places like Las Vegas immediately started seeing unprecedented drops in tourism and gaming revenue.

Over the summer of 2020, things began to improve. The warmer weather seemed to attract more people into the city. Restrictions began dropping and many casinos started seeing an increase in their revenue figures.

As the winter approached, infection rates began to increase around the country and tourism rates in Las Vegas dropped once again. This was an extremely difficult time for the gaming operators here. Fortunately, it seems that things are improving.

Tourism rates are once again beginning to increase in Las Vegas. As a result, many casino companies here are choosing to resume 24-hour operations. Several prominent analysts believe this city will see a major surge of tourism and revenue by the time summer rolls around.

There are some clear signs that things are improving. Vaccine distribution is increasing around the country and travel is starting to ramp up once again.

Things are still far from normal in Las Vegas. Fortunately, state leaders are choosing to remove even more restrictions for the casinos in this city.

Gov. Sisolak Gives Green Light to Increase Casino Capacity Limits in Las Vegas

There are many things necessary for Las Vegas to return to normal. One is the removal of the heavy restrictions for the businesses here. These rules are keeping many people around the country from visiting Las Vegas.

There have been some major restrictions lifted in recent weeks. As infection rates in the city drop, casinos are given more leniency. This is already helping to bring in more visitors from around the US.

This week, news broke that casino capacity limits in Las Vegas are increasing once again. Moving forward, the casinos here are able to operate at 50% capacity. That is a major increase from the 35% allowed previously.

More casinos are now choosing to increase their operating hours. Caesars Entertainment recently announced that two more of its properties are deciding to resume 24-hour operations. Alexandria Dazlich, a member of the Nevada Restaurant Association, believes it won’t be long before full capacity is allowed inside casinos again.

“With more and more people getting vaccinated, restaurant employees, we hopefully are working towards something that is looking more to full capacity or 100% so I think that is important for both casino properties as well as properties off strip as well,” she said. 

The casino companies in Las Vegas clearly have reason to get excited. Stay tuned for updates on the tourism and revenue figures here.

Resorts World Las Vegas is Just a Few Months Away From Opening

The casinos in Las Vegas are known for being the biggest and best in the world. Soon, one of the coolest new gambling venues will officially open its doors here. Many have been looking to see Resorts World Las Vegas finally open for years.

There has been a tremendous amount of hype surrounding this venue. At $4.2 billion, it is the most expensive casino-resort ever built in this city. It is currently being built in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip.

An official opening date has not yet been revealed. It has been confirmed, however, that this property will be opening its doors sometime this summer. This property’s opening will likely help to bring in even more visitors to Las Vegas.

Resorts World Las Vegas is still looking for employees. Tens of thousands of individuals have already applied for a position here. Many are hoping to secure a job at one of the most exciting new gambling venues in the city.

The timing could world out well. Resorts World may be opening its doors for the first time in the middle of a major tourism boom. Hopefully, this venue ends up being a huge success.

Are you happy to see casino capacity limits in Las Vegas increasing? Let us know in the comments section below!

Gov. Sisolak Begins Easing Back Restrictions in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is still in the middle of recovery mode. It’s been almost a year since the mass casino shutdowns and the city is working hard to promote tourism. Recently, Governor Steve Sisolak has begun to significantly ease back on the restrictions in Las Vegas.

This is seen as a key factor in boosting tourism rates in the city. Of course, everyone wants to ensure it is done in the safest way possible. Today, we’ll talk about how things are changing in Las Vegas right now.

Here’s what we know.

Las Vegas Airport Visits Are Still Down From 2020

Prior to 2020, the Las Vegas McCarran International Airport was one of the most-visited in the country. Millions of people would make the journey through this airport every single month. Then, in March of last year, tourism into Las Vegas came to a screeching halt.

The city’s tourism industry still has not fully recovered since this time. It took months for any significant number of visitors to return to Las Vegas. It’s been almost a year and the airport here continues to see year-on-year drops.

This past January, the Las Vegas airport saw just 1.5 million passengers making their way to and from the city. That is a large drop from the 4.1 million visitors seen in January of 2020. It’s not much of a surprise when considering the differences in world events between the two years.

Many are now looking at what will lead to a major increase in tourism. Casino companies have been trying hard to offer better rates to guests. These companies have also been implementing intense safety measures to make patrons feel as safe as possible.

Even the most informed analysts are unaware of when the city will completely return to normal. There are some very promising signs lately. It appears that Las Vegas is beginning to see an increase in visitors right now.

There are several reasons why this is. Many feel it is due to the recent rollback of safety restrictions throughout Nevada.

More Restrictions in Las Vegas are Being Removed

Las Vegas is known as one of the most exciting in the United States. Many of the laws and regulations in other parts of the country are not present here. Many flock to Las Vegas every year to take part in the festivities.

The safety regulations set in place here obviously took away from the care-free environment. There was nothing that city officials could do, though. Governor Sisolak was forced to implement many intense restrictions to cut down on infection rates.

These infection rates have been steadily dropping lately. As a result, Sisolak has been able to remove many of the restrictions in Las Vegas. It’s becoming clear that the city benefits from the removal of these rules.

“Mark my words: Nevada will be the safest place to have a convention or to come and visit. It will be safe for the tourists; it will be safe for the hotel operators and for employees and their families … We’re going to continue to have our numbers improve. We’re going to vaccinate as many people as we possibly can. And we’ll continue to open our economy back up,” Sisolak said in a recent interview. “If I’m going to take a vacation with my family — the people that I love the most — I’m going to go where I feel safe. I saw a picture of a Texas basketball game the other night. It was full, and nobody was wearing a mask. I mean, that’s not going to work.”

If all goes well, even more restrictions will be lifted beginning on March 15. This will allow almost all businesses in the city to operate at 50% capacity. Another successful run will allow even more lifting of restrictions beginning on May 1.

There is reason to be optimistic about the future of Las Vegas. We’ll be sure to offer more updates on restrictions and tourism rates over the next few weeks!

Are Nightclubs in Las Vegas Now Open?

There are more world-class nightclubs in Las Vegas than any other city in the country. On the Las Vegas Strip, in particular, a huge number of exciting nightlife venues are preparing to open back up. Some already have opened in a limited capacity.

Under the current restrictions, all traditional nightclubs are still unable to operate normally. Some of the clubs in the city have still managed to reopen by changing their operations. It’s a sort of loophole that these venues are taking advantage of.

Tao at The Venetian (which was recently sold by Las Vegas Sands) is now operating a sort of club experience called Tao Late Night. This runs from Saturday beginning at 10:30 pm. It will also be taking place on Fridays starting on March 19.

XS at Encore has also resumed a sort of nightclub experience. Late-night indoor and outdoor tables are now available on Friday and Saturday beginning at 10 pm. This venue plans to expand its operations later this month.

Based on the way things are moving, it won’t be long before nightclubs are able to resume their full operations. Many seem torn on this subject. Ultimately, however, these venues will be able to open when state officials deem that it is safe.

Are you happy to see restrictions in Las Vegas being rolled back? Let us know in the comments section below!

Governor Sisolak is Set to Extend Nevada’s Current Restrictions

The new coronavirus has affected every single state in the country. Nevada hasn’t seen nearly as many cases as some other areas, yet the effect on the economy here has been devastating. This week, Governor Steve Sisolak announced he plans to extend Nevada’s current restrictions.Governor Sisolak

This isn’t going to sit well with Carolyn Goodman, the Mayor of Las Vegas. She’s repeatedly called for the city to open back up. Today, we’re going to look at what Sisolak has planned for the future of Nevada.

Nevada’s Gambling Revenue Dropped Significantly Last Month

Nevada, and Las Vegas specifically, is the gambling hub of the United States. The gambling industry here helps to bring the state an incredible amount of money every single month. Unfortunately, this revenue has begun to plummet over the past few weeks.

Back in March, Governor Sisolak announced that all non-essential businesses in the state must close their doors. This includes casinos, which are now shut down throughout the state. This has obviously led to a significant drop in tourism.

Most analysts predicted that revenue figures for the month of March would be low. The Nevada Gaming Control Board has just released a report that shows how bad things really are. According to these reports, gaming revenue here dropped by 39.6%.

That’s obviously a significant drop. In fact, Nevada’s revenue last month was the lowest it’s been since 1998. The interesting thing is that casinos in the state were open for some of the month. Revenue earned in April is likely to be the lowest in history.

For obvious reasons, there are a huge number of people now asking for restrictions in the state to be lifted. This includes Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. You can see a brief video of Goodman speaking about the situation with Anderson Cooper below.

To the disappointment of some state officials, Sisolak claims he plans to extend the current state regulations.

Sisolak Plans to Extend Nevada’s Current Restrictions

The entire country is in uncharted water right now. No one can really say how to best approach the spread of this new coronavirus. Most parts of the country are choosing to implement social distancing measures that help to prevent infection spread.

Nevada hasn’t experienced the same infection surges that some parts of the country have. That’s partly due to the restrictions set in place by the Governor. These restrictions are taking a toll on the state economy, yet they’re clearly helping to reduce infections.

Sisolak spoke with ABC News this week about the plans for the future. The Governor claims he expects most of Nevada’s current restrictions to be extended for at least a few more weeks. A few of these measures will be lifted, though.

“We’re calling it Nevada United Road Map to Recovery. We’re going to ease some of the restrictions that we had previously as it relates to retail curbside pickup. Some of our outdoor activities we’re going to loosen up what some of the restrictions are. Unfortunately we’re going to have to extend the stay at home order a little bit. We just have not reached exactly where we want to get in the downward trajectory.”

Nevada’s situation is different than almost any others. It’s still not clear how exactly the state’s tourism industry can begin operating again. As more people begin visiting and playing inside casinos, the chances of infection surges increases.

That isn’t stopping casinos from making preparations.

Las Vegas Casinos Are Preparing to Open Next Month

Many industries around the United States are hurting right now. One that’s being hit particularly hard is the land-based casino industry. All casinos around the US are now closed down and are unlikely to open up anytime soon.

This is devastating to Las Vegas casinos. Some of the companies that operate these gambling venues are losing millions of dollars every single day. Some of them are now gearing up to open their doors next month.

Recently, news broke that Treasure Island Hotel & Casino plans to accept guests starting on May 15th. Several others expect to open up in early June. With the news that Nevada’s current restrictions are being extended, these plans could change.

Some of these casinos are now making preparations for the future. News is coming out that many venues will have thermal cameras set in place to locate those with fevers. EMTs will also be present in some casinos to care for those suspected of having Covid-19.

Perhaps the worst part of this situation is that no one knows when things will return to normal. Scientists are still learning about this new virus and a vaccine may be more than a year away. Hope is that Nevada finds a way to balance public safety with an open economy.

Nevada’s current restrictions are here to stay for a little bit longer. Stay tuned for more Las Vegas casino news over the next few weeks!