Penn National Gaming, which operates the Tropicana on the Strip and M Resort in Henderson, tells future guests that its preparing to reopen its 41 properties across the country by early June with some new health and safety precautions in place. For the Las Vegas dining scene, Penn National Gaming CEO Jay Snowden says buffets remain closed during the initial opening, and restaurants that do open will only offered prepackaged sandwiches, drinks, and snacks.
The resorts plan to reinforce social distancing guidelines with floor decals and signs where lines generally form. Slot machines and table games will also feature social distancing. Live music and entertainment will not perform when resorts reopen.
Staff must wear a mask, and visitors will be encouraged to wear them as well. A fog machine will help sanitize the properties every night, while slot machines and table games will be cleaned frequently.
Las Vegas Locally initially posted the letter from Snowden.
Sisolak initially closed all nonessential businesses — including casinos — on March 17 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. He says casinos can reopen in phase three or four of his plan as long as the state continues to see a downward trajectory in the percentage of COVID-19 cases, and a decrease in the trend of COVID-19 hospitalizations over a 14-day period. Nevada is in phase one of reopening for business.