Wynn Resorts has announced that its two Las Vegas Strip casinos – Wynn and Encore will reopen to 100% capacity immediately.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board gave the group permission to operate at full capacity. It was after reporting that 88% of its employees got the vaccination against Covid-19.
It is the first casino on the Las Vegas Strip to reopen to full capacity in the state since the pandemic forced all casinos to close in March 2020.
All distancing requirements and plexiglass dividers will not be on table games and slot machines. Though masks will still be mandatory inside the casinos.
“To ensure a safe environment for all, our employees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance,” Wynn said in a statement.
Last month, Nevada Governor announced that casinos in the Silver State can operate at 80% capacity starting in May. It may operate to 100% capacity by June 1.
Before the announcement, regulators issued a memo stating that full capacity would depend on companies’ efforts to vaccinate their workers.
After that, Wynn Resorts made it mandatory for employees to get vaccinated or provide a weekly negative test to work.