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Gambling giant MGM Resorts given state approval to open casino floors at 100% capacity

Restaurants, swimming pools and other non-gambling areas still have the three-foot distancing and 80% occupancy restrictions in place

With restrictions eased in Las Vegas, MGM resorts, on Wednesday was given state regulatory approval to open casino floors at 100% capacity and no person-to-person distancing requirement. Although the mask is still required in the premises, nine strip properties were given the go ahead to get other restrictions lifted.

MGM Resorts tweetThese casino floors are the Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Mirage, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur and Park MGM. This only applies to gaming floors as the gaming control board waiver was granted based on MGM Resorts' work to vaccinate its workforce.

MGM Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle said "This is yet another major milestone in Las Vegas' incredible recovery and a testament to the importance of vaccination in the effort to fully reopen our community."

There are some other casinos open at 100% capacity. These include Wynn Las Vegas, Encore and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and the resort now known as the Strat. All these casinos proved to the Gaming Control Board that at least 80 percent of their employees had received at least one shot of COVID vaccine.

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