Hotel-casino employees worked toward complying with Gov. Steve Sisolak’s move to close all nonessential Nevada businesses for 30 days in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
For at least the next 30 days, casinos on the Las Vegas Strip and across Nevada will sit empty. No tourists. No jackpots. No entertainment. No buffets.
St. Patrick’s Day revelers at Rock & Reilly’s pub watched Gov. Steve Sisolak’s news conference announcing the 30-day closure of casinos and other nonessential business. After the conference, REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know it” played at the pub.
Travel spending, including on transportation, hotels and attractions, is projected to fall by $355 billion this year, the group said.
Here’s an updated roundup of the latest changes to Las Vegas casinos.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. employees will be paid while Strip resorts are closed, and the closure “will not impact health care eligibility,” according to a company statement.
Visitors depart hours ahead of scheduled shutdowns of the scheduled closures of the Strip megaresorts for several weeks — at least.
MGM Resorts International is closing its resorts in Las Vegas effective today.
Guests at MGM Resorts International properties described receiving a letter in their rooms informing them that they had to check out by Tuesday.
Las Vegas’ desert landscape may not look like a winter wonderland, but local resort-casinos are still getting into the holiday spirit.