The Chief Executive Officer of the Wynn Resorts, Matt Maddox, has publicly called on the Governor of Nevada, Steve Sisolak, to consider re-opening the Las Vegas strip at some point next month, in mid to late May.
Las Vegas closed down all their casinos, hotels and restaurants back on the 18th March in light of the growing Coronavirus pandemic, for an initial 30 day period, which was subsequently extended until the end of April, after an order made by Sisolak. Upon extending the closedown until at least 30th April, Governor Sisolak has not intimated a date as to when he would consider giving the green light for businesses to reopen.
However, Wynn Resorts CEO Maddox, has now called for businesses to be allowed to be re-opened next month, subject to extensive safety measures being adhered to and put in place. At the time of writing the state of Nevada has recorded 3,725 cases of Coronavirus, which has caused a total of 155 deaths.
In an opinion piece written for the publication the Nevada Independent, Maddox stated: “Begin with reduced occupancy, physical distancing measures in place, temperature checks and no large gatherings. We all need to wear a mask.”
Meanwhile in Macau, the Wynn Resorts properties there re-opened on 20th February, which occurred after an industry wide two week closure in the territory.
With the reopening in Macau coinciding with government mandated restrictions. Which included mandatory temperature checks on all customers and staff, social distancing measures being employed and the closure of many gambling tables.