MGM Resorts plan conference health screening

The casino operator has teamed up with a health care provider.
The casino operator has teamed up with a health care provider.

The “Convene with Confidence” plan hopes to kick-start the return of conferences and large events at casino and hotel properties.

US.- MGM Resorts has outlined a plan to incorporate conference health screening at its hotels and casinos, using technology and information collected since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Las Vegas-based casino operator has partnered up with a health care provider that caters to large events, in a bid to speed up the return of conferences and other large events that usually held at its properties.

The Las Vegas gambling industry has been slow to recover since the coronavirus pandemic closed casinos in March. MGM has laid off 18,000 workers due to reduced revenue.

The plan to kick-start the return of conferences and other events includes measures such as thorough event planning in advance, digital registration, physical distancing, cleaning protocols, and set meal and break times to ensure the controlled movement of people across properties.

But the return of large conference events will largely depend on state regulation. Nevada currently forbids gatherings of more than 50 people.

CEO of MGM, Bill Hornbuckle, said in a statement: “The health and safety of all who pass through our doors is our highest priority. Convene with Confidence represents the culmination of everything we’ve learned, cutting-edge technology and months of consultation with experts.

“With this program, we are taking another step forward in safely providing a level of entertainment, amenities and service not seen since before the pandemic began.”