Here's what a reopened Las Vegas looks like amid COVID-19

Sin City will welcome back visitors on June 4.

May 29, 2020, 9:46 AM

Just days away from the June 4 opening of two iconic Las Vegas casinos, "Good Morning America" got an exclusive look inside, with all the details on what Vegas will look like, at least for the near future.

In a city known for crowded casinos and nightclubs, buffets and throngs of tourists -- 42.5 million people visited Sin City in 2019 -- how will social distancing work?

"We're in no hurry to fill this place up," John Flynn, vice president and chief of staff at MGM Resorts International, said. MGM owns the Bellagio, one of the resorts that will open its doors at 10 a.m. on June 4. The resort will open at 30 percent capacity.

Blackjack tables will be less crowded. "At least at an MGM Resorts property, you will see that we have put Plexiglas in at each of our table games, especially with blackjack. And we've reduced the number of seats down from six to three," Flynn said.

MGM unveiled a 7-point safety plan that includes a requirement for employees to wear masks. Guests will be "encouraged" to do so. Contactless check-in via phone is available.

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Additional cleaning and safety measures are in place for high-touch play pieces.

"We're going to be regularly cleaning the cards and the dice, for example, and craps. Every time a new shooter take the dice, that dice will be disinfected," said Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, which owns the Flamingo, one of the other properties "GMA" toured that's opening next week.

Guests staying at hotels on the Strip will have a temperature check before check-in. Nightclubs remained closed. Many pools and restaurants across opening properties will be open.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau shared with "GMA" a complete list of properties opening on June 4:

Wynn and Encore


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

MGM Resorts


New York-New York

MGM Grand

The Signature

Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Palace


The Venetian Resort


The D

Golden Gate

El Cortez

Golden Nugget

The Plaza

M Resort


South Point

The Strat

Boyd Gaming

The Orleans

Gold Coast




Sam’s Town



Joker’s Wild

Station Casinos

Red Rock

Green Valley Ranch

Santa Fe Station

Boulder Station

Palace Station