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All Las Vegas MGM, Wynn casinos & hotels to temporarily close


All Las Vegas MGM, Wynn casinos & hotels to temporarily close
The Fountains of Bellagio (Pax file photo)

The impact of COVID-19 has made its way to Sin City.

MGM Resorts International announced on Sunday (March 15th) that it is temporarily closing all of its casinos and hotels “until further notice,” effective Tuesday, reports say.

That includes the Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor, New York-New York, Excalibur, and Park MGM.

MGM also owns 50 percent of CityCenter, which includes Aria and Vdara.

Casino operations are reportedly ending Monday (March 16th), followed by hotel operations, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports

MGM will not be taking reservations prior to May 1st.

A statement provided by Chairman and CEO Jim Murren said the closures are for “the good of our employees, guests and communities.”

“It is now apparent that this is a public health crisis that requires major collective action if we are to slow its progression,” Murren said, according to reports. “We will plan to reopen our resorts as soon as it (is) safe to do so and we will continue to support our employees, guests, and communities in every way that we can during this period of closure.”

Wynn Resorts Ltd. also announced plans on Sunday to temporarily close its two Las Vegas properties.

“In order to keep our employees and guests safe, we have decided to close Wynn Las Vegas and Encore on Tuesday, March 17, at 6 pm. We anticipate that we will be closed for two weeks, after which we will evaluate the situation,” the hotel posted on its Twitter account Sunday night.

The hotel noted that all cancelled reservations would be refunded, and that any current guests staying at its hotels would need to check out on March 17th at Noon.

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