Most Las Vegas casino operators said Friday the $2 trillion stimulus bill provides needed relief for the battered hospitality industry.
On a typical late March evening, the Las Vegas Strip would be teeming with tourists hoping Lady Luck would smile on them. Not this year.
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.
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.
Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, crews could be seen working all around the stadium, carrying out signage work and curtain wall duties, among a bevy of tasks.
Shoppers were nowhere in sight at Fashion Show mall on the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday.
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.