About a third of the local economy comes from the hospitality and entertainment industries, making Las Vegas a city affected more than any other US metropolitan area.
Las Vegas is something of the opposite of the social divide
Even on the floor, there are signs to remind players to keep the required distance. Adam Wiesberg, El Cortez’s general manager, said: “The days of 16 people standing around the dice table are gone now.“
While many cities and states are struggling with reopening, the risks to Las Vegas are high. About a third of the local economy comes from the hospitality and entertainment industries, making Las Vegas a city affected more than any other US metropolitan area. And when the city reopens after weeks of pandemic closure, it’s going to be a very different place.
For now, many of the major hotels and casinos in the Las Vegas Strip remain closed. The famous buffet in it is also no longer held, the nightclub must comply with the same requirement. Major conferences, popular live shows and sporting events are not clear when they will be held again.
For big companies like MGM Resorts International, Wynn Las Vegas and Las Vegas Sands – which reopen and require employees to wear gloves, gambling accounts for about a third of their revenue. Meanwhile, the remaining 2/3 comes from hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, spas, swimming pools and other entertainment programs.
Is the “shortened version” of the city able to attract visitors who have come to bustling parties, nighttime music events and “all-out” evenings at night clubs?
“Part of the reason these companies can charge $ 25 for a vodka soda is energy and positive emotions in the amusement park,” says Chad Beynon, an analyst at Macquarie Group. If the clubs don’t open and you can’t feel the party atmosphere, will you come? “
Brian Labus, an assistant professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Neveda, said: “Nobody will go to Las Vegas to have fun alone. It’s a place where people go to interact with others. “