The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced Tuesday it is cleared to operate its casino at 100% capacity after meeting vaccination goals for its employees.
The company has committed more than a million dollars in cash bonuses to its employees as an incentive to be vaccinated by May 8.
“We believe the only clear path to normalcy and bringing our entire workforce back is through vaccinations,” Cosmopolitan CEO William McBeath said in a written statement Tuesday.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board is allowing casinos to end most of their pandemic operating restrictions – including having plastic dividers at gaming tables and slot machines – as long as they can show that at least 80% of their workers are vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The Cosmopolitan announcement comes a day after a similar decision for Wynn Resorts, which operates Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Resort.
In a statement Monday, Wynn said 88% of their Las Vegas employees are vaccinated, but added, “Our employees and guests will continue to follow health and safety guidelines, including mask compliance, to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all.”
Casinos that do not meet the vaccination threshold are only allowed to operate at 80% capacity. Gov. Steve Sisolak has said he hopes all business across the state will be able to return to full capacity by June 1.