The Nevada Gaming Control Board granted the Strat in Downtown’s Gateway District permission to operate at 100 percent capacity, effective immediately, on Monday.
Parent company Golden Entertainment vaccinated nearly 6,000 employees who work at the company’s casinos, with at least 80 percent of the staff at the Strat receiving at least one dose the vaccine for COVID-19.
The resort joins Wynn Las Vegas, Encore Las Vegas, and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, which all received approval to expand to 100 percent capacity last week. The Nevada Gaming Control Board says that individual resort properties can waive their county’s occupancy rates by applying directly to the board.
Clark County limits capacity to 80 percent until at least 60 percent of the 1.8 million residents are vaccinated.
As of May 5, the Southern Nevada Health District reports 691,419 people received one dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccinations. Clark County reported 1,247 new cases of COVID-19 in the past seven days with 246,811 cases and 4,339 deaths since the pandemic started.