Wynn Resorts becomes first Las Vegas Strip operator to return to 100% capacity

By Peter Lynch

Wynn Resorts has announced that its two Las Vegas Strip casinos - Wynn and Encore - will return to full capacity, effective immediately.

The group said it received the green light to operate at 100% from the Nevada Gaming Control Board after reporting that 88% of its employees had been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

It becomes the first Vegas Strip operator to return to full capacity throughout the state since the Covid-19 pandemic caused all casinos to shut down in March 2020.

Masks are still required inside the casinos, but all distancing requirements and plexiglass dividers will be removed from 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,” a statement from Wynn read.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak last month announced that casinos across the Silver State could operate at 80% capacity starting from May, with Sisolak hopeful that all casinos will be operating at 100% capacity by 1 June.

Prior to the announcement, regulators released a memo stating that full capacity would be linked to the collective efforts of companies to vaccinate their employees.

Wynn Resorts responded to the memo by making it mandatory for employees to either get vaccinated or provide a weekly negative test in order to continue working at the property.

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