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MGM Resorts cancels Las Vegas reservations through May 21

Updated April 24, 2020 - 7:49 pm

MGM Resorts International has automatically canceled all reservations between May 1 and May 21.

The company’s website showed no open booking dates until June 1 as of Friday afternoon. As recently as Thursday morning, the company was allowing bookings beginning May 1 for its Las Vegas properties.

MGM spokesman Brian Ahern said on Friday afternoon, the company notified guests who had reservations between May 1 and May 21 that their bookings were automatically canceled. There are no cancellations beyond May 21 at this time.

Ahern declined to provide additional comment.

Gov. Steve Sisolak has yet to confirm when Nevada casinos will be allowed to reopen. While the state-wide casino shutdown is set to end at the end of this month, Sisolak said it is likely that several directives will be extended.

Caesars Entertainment Corp., Boyd Gaming Corp. and Station Casinos were all accepting reservations for their Las Vegas hotels beginning May 15 as of Friday afternoon.

Caesars spokesman Richard Broome told the Review-Journal Thursday the company wants to have reservations on the books when it reopens, and booking dates on a website don’t signal properties will reopen on that date.

He added that the company will reopen “when allowed to do so by Governor Sisolak,” and will continue to adjust reservation dates accordingly.

Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Strip properties, The Venetian and Palazzo, are not accepting any reservations.

The Review-Journal is owned by the family of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson. Las Vegas Sands operates The Venetian and Palazzo.

Contact Bailey Schulz at bschulz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0233. Follow @bailey_schulz on Twitter.

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