Another Las Vegas casino reduces opening days

The Mirage will close from Monday through to Wednesday as of January 4.
The Mirage will close from Monday through to Wednesday as of January 4.

The Mirage has followed in the footsteps of other Las Vegas properties that reduced their opening days due to low customer demand.

US.- The Mirage Las Vegas has announced that it will temporarily close mid-week due to a decrease in traffic due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

As of January 4, the Las Vegas strip hotel-casino owned by MGM Resort will close from Monday through to Wednesday.

MGM said in a statement: “With weekday business levels remaining low due to COVID-19 and the restrictions on group gatherings, we have made the decision to temporarily close The Mirage Monday – Wednesday, effective January 4, 2021.

“This closure will include the casino, hotel and restaurants, in addition to all other amenities. While we do not currently expect the mid-week closure to remain in effect past February, we will continue evaluating how long The Mirage’s mid-week hotel closure will remain in effect.”

The Mirage follows in the footsteps of other Las Vegas properties. Encore Las Vegas announced in October that it would reduce its opening days due to low customer demand.

A study conducted by Fitch Ratings said it could take as long as four years for the Las Vegas gambling industry to see a full recovery from the pandemic.

Measures are being taken at a national level to stimulate recovery in the hospitality and tourism industries. An act was introduced by Senators that establishes tax credits to encourage the return of tourism and conventions.