The Venetian, Palazzo, and Sands Expo and Convention Center officially close to slow down the spread of COVID-19 until at least April 1, parent company Sands Corp. says.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. issued a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal noting that it would close the resorts by 2 p.m. on March 19, relocating guests staying at the properties. Employees are not being laid off, will continue to be paid. and will retain their health care benefits.
The resort, home to restaurants such as Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse and Lagasse’s Stadium, David Chang’s Majordomo Meat & Fish and Moon Palace, Wolfgang Puck’s Cut, Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, and Lorena Garcia’s Chica, plans to reassess whether to reopen closer to April 1.
The Nevada Gaming Commission tells the Las Vegas Sun that casinos will decide on their own whether to temporarily close to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Venetian and Palazzo joins MGM Resorts International, closing all of its Las Vegas properties, and Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Las Vegas, which all temporarily close today, as well as the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, temporarily closing tomorrow. Caesars Entertainment plans to keep its resorts open with limited food and beverage options. Treasure Island, Boyd Gaming, Station Casinos, and the Stratosphere all plan to remain open.