A return to full gaming floor occupancy is imminent for MGM Resorts International’s Las Vegas properties, with the firm lauding a “major milestone” in the region’s “incredible recovery”.
This come after the Nevada Gaming Control Board approved a return to 100 per cent capacity, and no social distancing, on the gaming floors located inside the company’s Las Vegas Strip properties.
The waiver is said to have been granted based on MGM Resorts’ work to vaccinate its workforce and applies only to gaming floors. Current 80 percent occupancy restrictions and three-feet social distancing policies remain in effect outside of the gaming floors, including at restaurants, pools and other non-gaming areas and activities.
Additional health and safety protocols will continue, including applicable mask mandates, based on regulatory requirements and expert guidance.
Properties included as part of the restriction lift include Bellagio Resort & Casino, Aria Resort & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Park MGM, The Mirage Hotel & Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel and Casino, and Excalibur Hotel & Casino.
“This is yet another major milestone in Las Vegas’ incredible recovery and a testament to the importance of vaccination in the effort to fully reopen our community,” said Bill Hornbuckle. MGM Resorts CEO & president.
“We will continue working to vaccinate as many people as possible and remain vigilant with health and safety protocols designed to protect our employees, guests and community. This vital work must continue for us to defeat this virus, and MGM Resorts is committed to doing our part to get it done.”
Furthermore, MGM has made vaccinating its workforce, partners and the surrounding community one of its top priorities, and has taken comprehensive steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The company’s ongoing vaccination efforts include on-site vaccinations, an incentive campaign for employees, and an internal education campaign.