Clark County is willing to lift all capacity limitations in Las Vegas in less than a month, if the vaccination rate is maintained.
The Wynn and the Encore, without capacity restrictions
The World Series of Poker 2021 They have successfully passed one of the key dates to confirm their dispute next fall.
On May 1, authorities in Clark County, the jurisdiction that encompasses the city of Las Vegas, were scheduled to publish the new revised rules on opening and occupancy of business premises and observable sanitary measures to protect the population from exposure to the coronavirus.
The new measures propose a relaxation of restrictions. It is chosen to allow most establishments to operate at a capacity that is already 80%, the safety distance to be observed indoors is reduced and what is still required is the use of a mask.
In the case of casinos, the decision on all these measures rests with the Nevada Gaming Commission, but this body has so far chosen to take as a basis for action what is applied globally in the county. That means expanding the capacity of the casinos, to the point where an isolated case has been known in which, according to Cardschat, a 100% occupancy is allowed, a return to normality prior to the pandemic.
Its about Wynn Resorts, the complex opened in 2005, which is the first Las Vegas casino to reopen at full capacity, just in time to publicize the Wynn Summer Classic and its star tournament, the $ 10M guaranteed Wynn Millions.
Announcing the $ 10,000,000 guaranteed Wynn Millions, the highlight of the 2021 Wynn Summer Classic! Featuring more than 30 events, the Summer Classic will run May 27-July 13. For the complete schedule, visit https://t.co/yS3vIRwnLL. pic.twitter.com/hQCVXsnSWt
– Wynn Poker Room (@WynnPoker) April 27, 2021
The favorable treatment of the Wynn is due to a special vaccination policy that was adopted in view of the revision of the commercial occupation regulations. All casino employees had to receive the complete vaccination schedule to work for the public, or at least present weekly certificates of not being carriers of the virus.
The new county regulations include the goal of reaching a vaccination level of 60% before lifting all existing restrictions as of today. At the current rate of vaccination, it is expected that this percentage will be reached in time to review the protocols as of June 1.
Yesterday monday, Wynn presented to the Gaming Commission evidence that 88% of its squad has been vaccinated. Therefore, the Wynn is allowed to remove the plexiglass dividers that limited the capacity of its tables.
The World Series of Poker were also pending the new regulation, to verify that it included the necessary changes to meet the foreseeable massive demand for tickets that the return to the Rio of the iconic festival may generate next fall. The new vaccination measures and provisions almost completely ensure the celebration of the WSOP and, in any case, the Wynn management has shown how to obtain the necessary permits from the Nevada Gaming Commission so that the capacity is not an impediment to have a good WSOP.