Wynn has been authorised by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to open its Las Vegas venue at 100 per cent capacity after the company reported that 88 per cent of its staff had been vaccinated against Covid-19.
US.- Wynn Las Vegas and its adjacent Encore Las Vegas have been granted permission to return to 100 per cent capacity after announcing that 88 per cent of staff had been vaccinated against Covid-19.
The level of vaccination of staff surpassed the level that the Nevada Gaming Control Board has established for venues to be able to return to full capacity. The decision has immediate effect, making the two venues the first in Las Vegas to return to full capacity after a year of restrictions.
Authorities have encouraged vaccination efforts at Las Vegas’s casinos. Wynn Resorts effectively made it mandatory for its employees to get vaccinated, requiring them to present a weekly negative test at their own expense if they didn’t. The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas offered a cash bonus to workers that got a jab.
The state expects most casinos to be at full capacity by June 1. At the moment, as of this week, the state’s other casinos have seen their capacity limit increased to 80 per cent. It will only be required to wear masks while inside the venues, but all distancing requirements and plexiglass dividers will be removed from now on.
The company said in a statement: “Wynn Resorts announced today that, as of May 1, 2021, 88 per cent of its Wynn Las Vegas employees have been vaccinated. As a result, Wynn Las Vegas has been granted by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to amend its occupancy and physical distancing requirements.
Effective today, the gaming areas at both Wynn and Encore will be permitted to run at 100 per cent occupancy and plexiglass dividers will be removed from all table games and slot machines. Our employees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all.”