This Is How Vegas Will Look Like Once It Reopens

by Gizel Menezes
This Is How Vegas Will Look Like Once It Reopens

A city known its for crowded casinos, nightclubs, buffets and throngs of tourists, Las Vegas is all set to reopen on June 4. But the city that gave us the famous tagline ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ won’t look anything like the destination we know and love.

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This Is How Vegas Will Look Like Once It Reopens!

After being shuttered for nearly 70 days, the famous sin city of Nevada is gearing up to return to normalcy and is all set to welcome visitors with every precaution possible. But for many, the experience might not be as close to the classic ‘Vegas experience’. Here’s how a ‘Vegas vacation’ might look like in the next few months:


There are roughly around 150,000 hotel rooms in the Las Vegas Valley; however, only a fraction of these are set to reopen on June 4, that too with additional precautions. Hotels are expected to roll out the keyless entry feature as well as give free parking. Reportedly, some resorts are also planning to use thermal imaging cameras at every entrance and are putting together a team of medical technicians in case of any emergencies.
While most hotels are planning to reopen with pool access, Vegas’ crazy pool parties won’t be making a comeback anytime soon. But the most important change that hotels in Vegas would have to follow are the in-room housekeeping protocols, which have to strictly comply with the cleaning standards provided by the CDC.


What’s Vegas without its famed casinos right? But unfortunately, your casino experience won’t be the same any more. Under new social distancing rules put out by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, casino tables will have reduced seating capacity. As per CNN, some casinos are also considering adding plexiglass or acrylic barriers at certain table games to avoid contact between the players. What a bummer!
Reportedly, even crowds that usually gather behind the person playing, will be limited, resulting in a rather dim experience. There’s no fun without the crowds cheering on for you, right? Casinos are also removing their famed slot machines or shutting them off.
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Las Vegas is one of the most established dining destinations in the United States. But restaurant experiences in the Sin City will change considerably now. Buffets will be closed and walk–ins will be prohibited. If you want to dine-in, you would have to make a reservation in advance. Similarly, customers cannot dine in groups larger than 5.
Restaurants will be set up according to social distancing norms too, where tables will be at a distance of 6 feet from each other. They will have masked servers, disposable menus and plastic-wrapped utensil-and-napkin set-ups. So much for hygiene!


We all know the real attractions Vegas is famous for. However, nightclubs, shows and spas will continue to be closed in the city for the foreseeable future.
But a certain few that are opening are ensuring that hygiene and social distancing norms are strictly followed. For example, The Neon Museum, which curates old neon signs, screens visitors for fevers at the entrance, limits numbers to allow for social distancing, and wipes down frequently touched surfaces at least once every hour.
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Outdoor Attractions

This is perhaps the only part of the Las Vegas Valley that will take you back to the old times. And these also probably make for the best forms of social distancing. The Grand Canyon National Park, Spring Mountain National Recreation Area, the Red Rock National Conservation Area, Lake Mead or Lake Las Vegas, all of them are open and running.
Of course, this is not what you usually come to Vegas for, but given the times, change has become a necessary part of life.
So yes, your ‘Vegas experience’ won’t be the same anymore. But again, following such protocols is essential till we get back to the old times and happily state the tagline ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’.