Wynn and Encore Display Positive Messages Amid Casino Closures

Encore Las VegasWhile Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas have their doors closed in compliance with a mandatory statewide casino closure order, which is set to be lifted April 30, they’re doing their part to spread light on the Strip with positive messages displayed brightly on the properties’ building.

On Sunday, the Encore lit up a huge, filled-in heart, while the Wynn Las Vegas has an inspiring message that reads “HOPE SHINES BRIGHT.”

They posted the teaser on their Twitter page Saturday, with a message saying their “heart is full” and that they look forward to welcoming guests back to their property safely and soundly once the closures are lifted.

It’s so great to see the city supporting one another and lifting each other up during this time of need and uncertainty. Let’s take a look at the positive ways the Las Vegas gaming industry is helping out their community and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic.

Las Vegas Sands Donated Two Million Pieces of PPE

The Las Vegas Sands company, which owns and operates the Venetian, Palazzo, and Sands Expo & Convention Center, made a generous donation of over two million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) earlier this month.

The company donated one million medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to Nevada’s health care industry. They also donated one million medical masks to New York City, the country’s coronavirus epicenter.

Besides helping provide those incredibly important and highly-requested medical supplies, the Sands also pledges to contribute $250,000 to local organizations providing food and water to those in the Las Vegas area.

Vegas Headliners Help MGM Resorts’ Emergency Employee Fund Reach $11M

MGM Resorts recently reached $11 million on their Employee Emergency Grant Fund, with the help of generous contributions from Vegas headliners and notable figures, like Kirk Kerkorian.

That celebrity contributors list includes popular Vegas headliners David Copperfield, the Jabbawockeez, Shin Lim, Carrot Top, and Terry Fator.

Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, who was in the middle of his Las Vegas 2020 residency at Park MGM when the outbreak hit, donated $1 million to the fund himself.

Other stars who donated to the fund include David Spade, Bill Mahar, Ray Romano and more.

MGM Resorts has also donated at least 454,000 meals across local food banks and food banks across the country.

Their marquee sign also includes the uplifting message “We don’t have to be together to stand together.”

Ahern Hotel Providing First Responders with Communal Space and Discounted Meals

The Ahern Hotel in Las Vegas, formerly known as the Lucky Dragon, has been providing first responders with a free meeting space that offers complimentary coffee and discounted meals.

The company wanted to give first responders a better space to meet up and grab a bite during their workday, instead of the workers resorting to eating in their vehicles in between calls or on their lunch break.

Discounted meals are being offered daily, between the hours of noon through 9 p.m.

Stay Tuned

Now, this is the good news we love to see.

Even though the Las Vegas economy has been rocked harder than ever with the coronavirus crises and its casinos being shut down for the first time in history, the city continues to stand up and fight together.

We have no doubt that once the dust settles, Vegas will come back even stronger. What good news have you been hearing about in your local community? We’d love for you to share your story below.

Stay safe and healthy, everyone!