As per the guidelines submitted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on May 3rd, 2021, a fully vaccinated personnel does not have to wear a mask in any indoor or outdoor places.
According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, “The Board does not require or prohibits casino license holders from confirming the player’s vaccination status. License holders are encouraged to provide a signed post. Detailed information of the latest announcement by CDC with the participating rules to both its vaccinated and unvaccinated guest.
Casino operators may regulate their mask policies which might be more restrictive than the policies announced by the CDC. It is the licensee’s responsibility to consult accordingly with the staff and the employers regarding the application of Covid-19 safety rules.
Private casinos have the power to superimpose the board’s guidelines in the functioning of their casinos.
Many renowned resorts and casinos came forward in support of CDC’s announcement.
Bill Hornbuckle, CEO, and President of MSM Resorts says, “This is a breakthrough in Las Vegas and a great example of the importance of vaccination to open the iGaming community fully. ”
MGM Resorts International announced on May 12th, 2021, they will be working to vaccinate each of their employees and provide full functional gaming floors to players.
The main priority for MGM resorts is to vaccinate all of its partners, workforce, and the surrounding community to reduce the risk of the virus. The company has provided any covid relief to its employees like on-site vaccination, vaccine incentive campaign, and vaccine education campaign.
Effective from May 12th, 2021, Silverton is working in total capacity. The hotel-casino announced that it would cancel social distancing and eliminate the glass dividers placed on the casino tables.
Employees and guests are still advised to wear a mask and perform personal hygiene to keep themselves safe from getting infected from the Covid-19.
Caesars Entertainment Inc.
All nine centers of Caesars Entertainment Inc. will offer a fully functional gaming floor with no social distancing for patrons.
Nine centers of Caesars Entertainment Inc. available for players are Bally’s, Caesar’s Palace, The Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah’s, The Linq, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood, and Rio.
Caesars Entertainment Inc. offers multiple on-site vaccination facilities. The company will keep providing incentives and on-site vaccination facilities to its employees.
Effective from May 12th, 2021, Station Casinos like Red Rock Street, Green Valley Ranch, Texas Station, Fiesta Henderson, Green Valley Ranch, Boulder Station, Santa Fe Station, Palace Station, and Sunset Station will operate in total capacity.
Station Casinos claims that most staff members are vaccinated, and an effort for internal vaccination of staff in the casino property is opened way before the CDC announcement.
The Strat has made its casinos 100% functional for its players who have fully vaccinated.
The Vice President of The Strat states, “Our team has worked very hard to meet the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s requirements. ”
The Strat’s staff follows the proper Covid-19 precautions that include mandatory masks and creating a safe, hygienic, and sanitized environment for the team members and guests.
The company has introduced multiple vaccination centers for its employees and their family members in Southern Nevada to ensure that most of the employees go through the complete vaccination procedure before opening the gaming floor.
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore
The Nevada Gaming Control Board permitted the casino floors of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore to operate in the cumulative capacity with no social distancing.
As of May 1st, 2021, almost 88% of the employees at Wynn Resorts Ltd reported fully vaccinated by the firm. The company seems making full efforts to persuade and educate staff with the benefits of the Covid-19 vaccine and encouraging them to get vaccinated. Workers who still haven’t vaccinated have to undergo the Covid-19 test weekly.
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has removed the restriction of lift occupancy and social distancing in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The strip casino resort has removed the plastic barriers from the casino tables and slot machines.
As verified by The Cosmopolitan’s Covid-19 response team, almost 80% of its employees reported wholly vaccinated as of May 4th, 2021.