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South Nevada casinos set to 80 percent capacity because "Vegas means business"

Posted on April 29, 2021, 4:05 am

Last Updated: April 29, 2021, 04:46 h.

Larry Henry

Las Vegas casinos will increase their capacity cap to 80 percent on Saturday. To highlight this point, the soon-to-open Resorts World Las Vegas displayed a digital sign "Vegas Means Business",

Resorts World Las Vegas
The "Vegas Means Business" digital sign has been displayed at Resorts World Las Vegas. The $ 4.3 billion hotel-casino will open on June 24. (Image: Las Vegas Review-Journal )

Increased capacity in Clark County includes a social distance requirement of 3 meters, compared to six feet. The Game Control Board has approved a new capacity cap that was previously set at 50 percent.

The capacity cap will increase to 100 percent if county officials can check it 60 percent of eligible residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine. According to Las Vegas Review-Journal around 1.8 million inhabitants qualify. County officials said 50 percent of the eligible population could get vaccinated by the end of this week.

The board of directors is authorized to expand casino capacity in individual counties after May 1. This does not include areas other than gambling, such as hotels and swimming pools. State mask mandate applies.

" Big day "

Gaming experts see Clark County's adjusted occupancy rate as a sign of a recovery in Las Vegas' tethered economy.

Amanda Belarmino, associate professor of hospitality at UNLV, said the new 80 percent mandate commencing Saturday marks "a great day in Nevada. "

The possibility of increasing capacity will have a profound effect on our economy and send the message that we are ready for visitors, ”she said Las Vegas Review-Journal .

In addition, the state approved this week plans to increase the capacity cap to 80 percent for other companies. Las Vegas is located in Clark County in southern Nevada.

On Saturdays, gyms, swimming pools, libraries, indoor shopping malls and other venues can set capacity limits to 80 percent. Restaurants will be able to increase their table limits from six to 12 customers.

District officials said occupancy limits and distancing rules will be lifted when 60 percent of eligible residents are vaccinated.

Seeking Convention Business

The local sense of optimism is reflected in the large digital sign on the outside wall at Resorts World Las Vegas. 3,500 - The Resorts World room is slated to open June 24 at the northwest end of the Strip where it was once linked to the Stardust Casino mafia

Resorts World does not charge the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority for its "Vegas Means Business" digital label, the paper said.

Resorts World has entered into a partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas to sell outdoor space on outdoor wall screens.

LVCVA is actively working to attract pioneers, monasteries and other visitors to the city.

The agency recently presented a TV commercial titled "Vegas You". The ad shows interesting opportunities in the city, but does not show casino floors or gaming tables.

Since 1999, casino hotels in the area have made more money from conventions and hotel amenities than from gambling, according to Wall Street Journal .

Conventions are seen just as important in filling up Las Vegas hotel rooms, especially in the slow midweek. There have been no conventions in the city since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.

However, this week it was announced that the Consumer Technology Association announced the popular CES back to Las Vegas in 2022 as an important step in revitalizing this part of Las Vegas tourism economy.

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