MGM Resorts International have confirmed that they plan to reopen the Mandalay Bay, Park MGM and the Mirage and operate them 24/7 from the 3rd March next month. Bringing the three casino resort complexes back to their normal pre Covid-19 operational hours was taken after an increase in travel to Las Vegas over the past few weeks.
Commenting on their decision, MGM Resorts International’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Bill Hornbuckle said: “As we begin to see positive signs around the public’s sentiment about traveling, coupled with important progress on the vaccination front and decreasing COVID-19 case numbers, bringing Mandalay Bay, Park MGM, and the Mirage back to full-week operations is an important step for us.”
“We remain optimistic about Las Vegas’ recovery and our ability to bring employees back to work as business volumes allow us to do so.”
Like everywhere else during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Las Vegas has been adversely affected and the news that three of their popular casinos will be soon back to normal operating hours is no doubt a boost to the local economy.
At the beginning of this week, Nevada State Governor Steve Sisolak said that casinos in the state could now operate at 35% of their maximum capacity, with a view to increase this further to 50%, should Covid-19 infection rates continue to decrease.