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MGM to reopen Excalibur in Las Vegas on 11 June


MGM Resorts is set to reopen its Excalibur Hotel & Casino property in Las Vegas on 11 June, the operator’s fifth property in the state to reopen.

All casinos in the US closed in March as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. After other states including Louisiana and Mississippi allowed casinos to reopen in May, Nevada casinos opened their doors again on 4 June.

On this date, MGM reopened The Bellagio, New York-New York, MGM Grand Las Vegas and The Signature in Las Vegas.

Under Nevada Gaming Control Board conditions for reopening, customer occupancy will be limited to 50%, while player limits will be set for table games at three players per blackjack table, six players per craps table, four players per roulette table, and four players per poker table.

MGM said its casinos would also operate in line with its seven-point safety plan, set out in May to ensure the safety of all customers and employees.

The plan includes staff screening, temperature checks and Covid-19 specific training, as well as a requirement for employees to wear face masks, the roll out of social distancing measures across casino sites and the installation of plexiglass barriers where physical distancing is not possible.

“We are very pleased by the enthusiasm we are seeing from guests ready to come back to Las Vegas,” Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts’ acting chief executive and president, said. “As business demand increases, we are able to open additional properties and bring more of our employees back to work. 

“Getting people back to work coupled with providing a safer environment for our employees and our guests are our top priorities.”

Among the MGM Las Vegas resorts which have not yet reopened are the Mandalay Bay resort, The Mirage, Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas.

“We will continue monitoring business trends in the weeks and months ahead and look forward to sharing news around additional property openings here in Las Vegas, and around the country, as it becomes available,” Hornbuckle added.