Wynn, Encore first Hotel/Casinos allowed to Operate at 100%
The Nevada Gaming Control Board granted Wynn Resorts, Ltd., the Wynn / Encore Hotel Casinos, permission to amend its occupancy and physical distancing requirements, allow 100%, after it showed that it had 88 percent of its employees vaccinated as of Saturday, May 1.
“This shows the (gaming) industry’s commitment across the board not only to meet, but exceed the goals set by the Gaming Control Board to get our destination back,” said Brendan Bussmann of Global Market Advisors. “Having all of the amenities to make Vegas, Vegas is key and critical to that effort.”
Gaming areas at both Wynn and Encore are now permitted to run at full occupancy, and plexiglass dividers are to be removed from all table games and slot machines, according to a Wynn statement.
“Employees and guests will be required to continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment.”
The Wynn’s vaccination rate, of 88%, surpasses that of Nevada, which has initiated vaccinations for 46 percent of those 16 and older as of Monday, according to data from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Census Bureau.