Some casinos in Nevada have not reopened since their closure due to COVID-19. In Southern Nevada, casinos have been closed for more than a year. That includes casinos in Las Vegas and across Las Vegas Valley as per a statewide analysis by Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Casinos across Nevada were closed in March 2020 following an order by Gov. Steve Sisolak. Gaming establishments that are yet to reopen include; Boyd Gaming, Casino Brewery Hotel, and Main Street Station. However, the properties are expected to reopen this year.
The Eastside Cannery Casino and Hotel is also temporarily closed. The property is located on the Boulder Highway, south of Sam’s Town Hotel, also owned by Boyd Gaming. Gaming properties that have been closed for more than a year include Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho, and Fiesta Henderson resorts. Open casinos include off-Strip Palace Station.
Global Market Advisors Brendan Bussmann told a newspaper that the next critical step for casinos in Las Vegas is the resumption of meetings and convections. Wall Street Journal reported that Las Vegas Strip casinos made most of the money from convections, hotel amenities, entertainment, and food than from gambling since 1999.
In Northern Nevada, casinos are doing pretty good economically in the Southern state. The diversification approach of marketing has helped during the pandemic downturn. The tourism officials say nongaming attractions, including snow skiing at Lake Tahoe, have been crucial during the pandemic. Northern Nevada also experienced casino closure, including Lakeside Inn and Casino in Stateline.