The Excalibur Hotel & Casino, The Luxor, ARIA, Mandalay Bay, and the Four Seasons Las Vegas are all reopening soon.

By Alison Fox
Updated June 15, 2020
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Several casinos in Las Vegas are doubling down as more hotels and gaming floors reopen in Sin City following last week’s official opening day.

MGM Resorts International will open the Excalibur Hotel & Casino on June 11 followed by the Luxor on June 25, along with the ARIA, Mandalay Bay, and the Four Seasons Las Vegas on July 1, the hotel group shared with Travel + Leisure.

The announcement came after several hotels and experiences reopened on June 4 following a monthslong closure due to COVID-19. For its part, MGM reopened the Bellagio Resort & Casino (and its famous fountains) last week as well as the MGM Grand Las Vegas and the New York-New York Hotel & Casino.

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As part of the reopening, MGM said it was implementing several safety initiatives, including installing plexiglass barriers when social distancing wasn’t possible.

“It was exciting and emotional to see the energy in Las Vegas last week as we welcomed back our employees and reopened our doors to guests for the first time in months,” Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ acting CEO and president, said in a statement provided to T+L. “Our guests are having a great time and are thrilled to be back in the city they love. We are eager to get more of our employees back to work and enhance the Las Vegas experience with additional resorts.”

Additionally, Caesars Entertainment Corporation will reopen the Paris Las Vegas on June 18 with access to the casino floor, hotel rooms, the pool, and several food and bar options. Last week, Caesars reopened the casino floor at The LINQ Hotel + Experience and previously opened Caesars Palace Las Vegas, the Flamingo Las Vegas, and Harrah’s Las Vegas.

“We continue to see increasing customer interest in visiting Las Vegas this summer... We will continue to emphasize our enhanced health and safety protocols and create the memorable guest experiences that draw people from all over to Las Vegas," Tony Rodio, the CEO of Caesars Entertainment, said in a statement provided to T+L.

Nevada — which has recorded more than 10,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Nevada Health Response — allowed casinos to reopen last week after shutting their doors in March.

As part of the reopening, the Nevada Gaming Control Board implemented several regulations, including recommending limits of how many people should be at each table and requiring things like dice and roulette wheels be disinfected regularly. Guests are not required to wear face masks, but it is encouraged.