MGM Resorts’ Vegas Gaming Floors Return to 100% Capacity
MGM Resorts (NYSE: MGM) has received permission from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to operate its casino floors at 100% capacity without the need for social distancing requirements.
The waiver from the Board applies to all of MGM’s properties in Las Vegas, which include the 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.
According to a press release from the company, it received the waiver as it has made a commitment to vaccinate its entire workforce against the coronavirus. It has established a program to vaccinate its employees, partners and the “surrounding community” with onsite vaccinations available through a partnership the company has formed with Community Ambulance.
So far, thousands of employees and other locals have been vaccinated at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center. To aid the process, the company is offering incentives giving workers the chance to win prizes and running a vaccine education campaign that promotes the benefits of vaccination.
Wynn’s two Vegas properties were first to be granted permission by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to operate at 100% capacity after proving that 88% of their employees have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
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. 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.
However, while the gaming floors can now operate at full capacity, the current 80% occupancy restrictions remain in place in other areas, such as restaurants and pools. Furthermore, face masks are still required throughout the properties.