It’s time for Nevada casinos to open for business once again. On June 4, as early as 12:01 a.m., casinos throughout the Silver State will be ready to open their doors to customers for the first time in more than two months.
Phase 2 of the Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery plan began on Friday, May 29. Casinos remained closed while businesses like bars, gyms, and spas were opening once again. Unlike the businesses that were allowed to reopen last week, casinos are massive buildings that offer many things to different people.
According to the most recent Nevada Gaming Abstract, gambling accounts for 35.7% of casino revenue for the largest properties in the state. In addition to gaming, the largest casinos in Nevada generate revenue from hotel rooms, restaurants, bars, spas, and more.
There are a lot more health and safety concerns inside of casinos beyond just keeping table games and machines clean. All of the businesses inside of the massive casinos had to learn the new best practices for keeping guests healthy and safe.
List of Las Vegas casino opening times
The vast majority of casinos in Las Vegas will reopen between 12:01 am and noon on June 4. Locals and downtown Las Vegas casinos will be opening early for residents that are looking to get out of the house and visit their casinos.
Not all casinos on the Vegas Strip will reopen right away. Many of these casinos depend on tourists to generate revenue. Some regional tourists will drive, but few will be flying to see the limited options at the casinos on the Vegas Strip.
The properties that reopen on the Vegas Strip will open after sunrise on June 4. Here’s a breakdown on when the casinos around Las Vegas will open:
- The Strat: 8 a.m.
- The Venetian and The Palazzo: 9 a.m.
- Circus Circus: 9 a.m.
- Caesars Palace: 10 a.m.
- Cosmopolitan: 10 a.m.
- Flamingo: 10 a.m.
- The Linq (promenade): 10 a.m.
- New York-New York: 10 a.m.
- Sahara: 10 a.m.
- Treasure Island: 10 a.m.
- Bellagio: 10 a.m.
- MGM Grand: 11 a.m.
- Wynn and Encore: 10 a.m.
- Casino Royale: noon
- Harrah’s: 11 am (June 5 open)
- Excalibur: TBD (June 11 open)
Downtown Las Vegas
- California: 12:01 a.m.
- The D: 12:01 a.m.
- El Cortez: 12:01 a.m.
- Golden Gate: 12:01 a.m.
- Golden Nugget: 12:01 a.m.
- Fremont: 12:01 a.m.
- Binion’s: 10 a.m.
- Four Queens: 10 a.m.
- Downtown Grand: TBA
- Aliante: 12:01 a.m.
- Boulder Station: 12:01 a.m.
- Cannery: 12:01 a.m.
- Gold Coast: 12:01 a.m.
- Green Valley Ranch: 12:01 a.m.
- Red Rock: 12:01 a.m.
- Orleans: 12:01 a.m.
- Palace Station: 12:01 a.m.
- Sam’s Town: 12:01 a.m.
- Santa Fe Station: 12:01 a.m.
- Silverton: 12:01 a.m.
- Sunset Station: 12:01 a.m.
- Tuscany: 4 a.m.
- Ellis Island: 8 a.m.
- M Resort: 8 a.m.
- Rampart: 8 a.m.
- South Point: 8 a.m.
- Jerry’s Nugget: 9 a.m.
- Plaza: 9 a.m.
- Silver Sevens: 10 a.m.
What to expect when visiting Las Vegas casinos
Las Vegas casinos won’t be the same when they reopen. The experience will be different when visiting Las Vegas casinos on June 4.
Casinos closed to help slow the spread of coronavirus. Guests will have their temperatures read upon entering many casinos. Higher temperatures may lead to the discovery that a guest has COVID-19.
The casinos are recommending, but won’t require, guests to wear facial coverings when they reopen on Thursday, June 4. This is certainly a change, as masks and such haven’t been allowed inside of casinos before. Some casinos will even hand out face coverings to guests upon entry.
Once inside the casinos, expect to see a lot of casino employees cleaning everything that will potentially be touched by a guest. All gaming equipment, tables, and machines will be cleaned more than ever.
Some casinos will have plexiglass dividers to keep guests separated in addition to social distancing measurements. As previously detailed, table games will have fewer seats and some positions will be restricted at machine games.
There will be a lack of major attractions and amenities when casinos reopen. Shows will not reopen right away. While pools will open, day clubs and nightclubs will not open right away. Some casinos will keep some bars and restaurants closed as well.
The initial requirements for casinos to reopen may not last forever. It’s likely that future phases of Nevada reopening will allow casinos to have more people throughout the property. Additionally, there should be a time in the future where casinos can open showrooms for larger gatherings. The casino experience in a year will be very different than this week.