Former Gov. Brian Sandoval is leaving MGM Resorts International to pursue a position as president of the University of Nevada, Reno, MGM announced Wednesday.
Most Las Vegas casino operators said Friday the $2 trillion stimulus bill provides needed relief for the battered hospitality industry.
Some industry associations say there could be improvements made to the bill, but overall the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
The Culinary and Bartenders unions reached out to members Thursday with a message of support in the wake of casino closures and layoffs related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The area where the worker had been assigned, and the surrounding vicinity, has been “shut down and is being sanitized immediately” and will remain closed until April 1.
With casinos across the country temporarily shut down during the coronavirus crisis, operators are facing a period with zero income and a limited supply of cash.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is furloughing part-time and on-call employees, effective Tuesday.
The Metropolitan Police Department will receive N95 respirator masks, and the health care workers will receive surgical masks, a Las Vegas Sands spokesman said.
In a statistics-heavy appeal to the state’s six congressional representatives and senators, association President and CEO Virginia Valentine explained that Nevada would be hurt more than any other state because of its dependence on tourism.
About 206,000 direct casino employees in Nevada are without work after Gov. Steve Sisolak’s Tuesday mandate, according to the American Gaming Association.