Casino resorts in Las Vegas and elsewhere throughout Nevada will reopen to the public on Thursday, June 4, the state's governor, Steve Sisolak, has announced.
“We’ve taken every precaution possible," Sisolak told reporters during a telephone news conference on May 26. "I don’t think you’re going to find a safer place to come than Las Vegas.”
The move has the backing of state health experts, the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and resort owners, who have been eager to reopen for weeks.
According to the Los Angeles Times, about a third of the 35 resorts along the Las Vegas Strip are scrambling to be ready for guests next weekend. Casinos expecting to have things going by then include Caesars Palace, Wynn Las Vegas, the Venetian, the Cosmopolitan, and Treasure Island.
The visitor experience will be much different than what regular Vegas-goers are used to. Expect temperature checks at hotel entrances, limited capacity on casino floors, and protective measures such as masks on employees, plastic shields between dealers and players, and socially distanced spacing at slot machines.
What's more, many restaurants, shops, and nightclubs will remain closed—and you can forget about seeing a live show anytime soon.
Read our rundown of the new restrictions by clicking here.
When announcing the reopening date, Gov. Sisolak warned that he would postpone the Vegas comeback if Nevada's number of Covid-19 cases surges in the days leading up to June 4.