As Las Vegas begins to reopen its doors, those in ‘Sin City’ have started to adjust to the reality of the new normal brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Following the closure of casinos in Las Vegas over 78 days ago due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus, operators have been implementing health and safety guidelines and safeguards to protect staff and guests in order to resume action.

CasinoBeats takes a look through some of the casinos in Las Vegas to see how they have adapted to the change.

El Cortez Hotel and Casino

Upon reopening the El Cortez casino revealed new detailed health and safety plans, aligning with specific guidance from the Centre for Disease Control, the Southern Nevada Health District and the Gaming Control Board, and the UNLV’s School of Medicine.

“El Cortez has been a landmark of Downtown and the Las Vegas community since 1941,” said Kenny Epstein, El Cortez owner. “We miss our extended El Cortez family of employees and guests and we are very excited to welcome them back safely on June 4th.”

Fox5 Las Vegas posted a video inside of the El Cortez Hotel and Casino as it revealed its new plexiglass barrier, also known as a ‘sneeze guard’.

The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel and Casino

The D Las Vegas Casino and the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino were one of the first to officially reopen its doors to the public and resume gaming operations in Nevada.

Speaking to, CEO and Downtown Las Vegas developer Derek Stevens said: “As with the rest of the world, the past few months have presented our city with an unprecedented challenge and our team has worked around the clock to bring back the Vegas experience our visitors know and love.

“We are excited to get our employees back to work and to welcome guests to the entertainment capital of the world.”

The casinos offered a preview of how the casino looks, following the implementation of healthy and safety guidelines, to ease the concerns of patrons.

Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace marked the reopening of its main lobby doors to the public with a speech on the Roman Plaza featuring Caesars Entertainment headliner Wayne Newton and CEO Tony Rodio.

Rodio gave a speech, reminiscing about the history of Caesars Palace over the last 54-years whilst acknowledging the continuing challenging circumstances.

He concluded by inviting guests to ‘get the next 50 years rolling’.

Caesars Palace also posted a photo from within the casino premises to show fans first hand its social distancing implementations.

The Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget was another casino to reopen yesterday, posting images of its employees implementing mandated safety measures.