The Cosmo the 3rd Hotel/Casino to Operate at 100%
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has waived casino capacity restrictions for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.
The Cosmo Las Vegas received approval from the Control Board to lift occupancy restrictions because of high vaccination rates among workers. The property said 80 percent of its active workforce had been vaccinated, with each vaccination card verified through the Cosmopolitan's COVID response team. The Cosmopolitan casino can also remove social distancing restrictions and plastic barriers at gaming tables, according to a news release.
“We believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,” Cosmopolitan CEO and
President William McBeath said in the release. “It’s pertinent to not only The Cosmopolitan, but to our entire industry in ensuring travel can safely return to the destination. I could not be more proud of our team for doing their part to protect our city.” The high vaccination rates follow various incentives — including cash bonuses — set by the property as part of an internal vaccination campaign that launched last month.
An April statement from The Cosmopolitan said it had committed to paying upward of $1 million in cash bonuses if 80 percent of its workforce received their first vaccine dose by May 1. The resort said Tuesday that it has extended its vaccination deadline to May 8 to further increase vaccination rates, which would bring the total bonuses “to well over $1 million.” The cash incentive is a tiered system: The more workers vaccinated, the larger the bonus.
The Cosmopolitan after dark is also stepping up. The Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub a Trendy, happening casino club with global DJs, high-tech effects, multiple dance floors & pool deck is OPEN Fri., Sat., and Sun. The Chelsea a 40,000 sq ft concert and event venue is open.
Also OPEN is the OPIUM, the adults-only show at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from Spiegelworld, the creators of Absinthe.
The Cosmopolitan also offers the only Center Strip Buffet at the Wicked Spoon...