In a decision that will have sweeping impact on the casino industry in Las Vegas and across the state, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has announced that social distancing and capacity limit Covid-19 restrictions in the will be removed on June 1, 2021.
With restrictions removed, casinos in Nevada will be allowed to operate at their typical capacity levels. Patrons will not have to practice social distancing, and masks will be optional.
The NGCB expressed that circumstances could change if the cases of Covid-19 were to increase in the future. Earlier in May, a few casinos in Las Vegas were allowed to return to full capacity, including Caesars and Bally’s Las Vegas, as well as Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Those who are planning a visit to a casino or gaming facility in Nevada should contact the individual property for details on their social distancing and mask policies, as they can implement their own rules under the broadened state guidelines.
According to Google Covid-19 Tracking, the state of Nevada has reported a daily average of 198 cases of Covid-19 in May. The last month which recorded figures so low in Nevada was June of 2020, before the virus spread widely in the state.
Popular Casinos In Las Vegas, Nevada
Below is a list of some of the more popular casinos in Las Vegas or Nevada, that will be impacted by the removal of Covid-19 restrictions on June 1st:
- Caesars Palace
- Casino Royale
- Gold Coast
- Hard Rock
- Mandalay Bay
- MGM Grand
- Monte Carlo
- Planet Hollywood
- Wynn Las Vegas
- Binion’s Gambling Hall
- Circa Resort and Casino
- Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino
- The D Casino and Hotel
- Four Queens
- Fremont Hotel and Casino
- Golden Gate Hotel and Casino
- Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
- Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel
- Plaza Hotel and Casino
About The Novel Covid-19 Virus
The Covid-19 virus has killed more than 592,000 people in the United States, according to the Center For Disease Control and local health boards. There have been more than 33 million cases reported in the U.S. since the beginning of 2020, when the virus took hold in the country.
In Nevada, there have been more than 323,000 reported cases, with 5,570 deaths in 2020 and 2021.