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The Las Vegas Strip and COVID-19

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(I could not help but play off oznell's cerebral post with this one dealing with Vegas.  MGM is shuttering all of its properties.  Buffets have already been shut down.)

 

MGM closing all Las Vegas resorts effective Tuesday

MGM Resorts announced it will close all of its Las Vegas properties effective Tuesday, with casino operations closing on Monday.

 

“It is now apparent that this is a public health crisis that requires major collective action if we are to slow its progression,” CEO Jim Murren said in a statement Sunday evening. “We will plan to reopen our resorts as soon as it [is] safe to do so and we will continue to support our employees, guests, and communities in every way that we can during this period of closure.”

 

The company said it will not be taking reservations for arrivals prior to May 1. 

 

— Michelle Rindels, Sunday, March 15, 5:55 p.m.

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Caesars suspending all live entertainment through the end of March

Caesars Entertainment is suspending all ticketed, live entertainment events held in company venues starting Sunday evening and continuing through March 31.

The company did not immediately respond to a request early Sunday evening on whether it had any plans to close its casinos in their entirety in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Patrons who had purchased tickets for shows during the suspension period are eligible for refunds and exchanges at the point of purchase.

 

“We are taking these bold measures now and look forward to welcoming guests back to enjoy world-class entertainment experiences as soon as we are able,” the company said. “We thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through these challenging circumstances.”

 

— Michelle Rindels, Sunday, March 15, 5:50 p.m.

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Re: The Las Vegas Strip and COVID-19

Casinos are still jumping & popping in AC.  However, all shows have been cancelled.  Some of the casino buffets are still open too.

 

Tanger Outlets is still jumping & crowded as ever.  Mostly folks from out of town shop there anyways.

 

I believe all the casinos in PA are closed.

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Honored Contributor
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Re: The Las Vegas Strip and COVID-19

The Governor of Maryland closed all casinos and racetracks in his state.

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Re: The Las Vegas Strip and COVID-19

The Wynn and the Encore are also closing.  In the nearly 50 years since I've lived here, I've never seen anything like this.

 

Might as well stay home--there's nowhere to go and nothing to do.

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Re: The Las Vegas Strip and COVID-19

I would hate to be a tourist trying to get back home.

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Re: The Las Vegas Strip and COVID-19

Our Governor in Washington State has signed an order that all restaurants and bars be closed right away and any venue of more than 50 people need to be cancelled. All schools in the state will be closed effective on Tuesday. The military has suspended travel for all personnel....and they are talking about closing most public places with the exception of hospitals, pharmacies and grocery stores. I foresee malls being closed as well. 

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Re: The Las Vegas Strip and COVID-19

DH and I returned from a week in LV last Monday.  Talk about timing; everything was open and we are at Wynn Buffet last Saturday.  With no shows, no dining, no gambling there is very little to do there: what a disaster!  I feel so sorry for all the service workers (I hope their union dues really help them through this).