While Wynn Las Vegas employees are relatively safe during the season, the staff of MGM Resorts International is at risk of being unemployed due to layoffs.
As reported by Reno Gazette-Journal and Las Vegas Review-Journal, Wynn Las Vegas will close most of its buffets, nightclubs, casino rooms, the sportsbook, and theater shows in the Las Vegas area. For casino gaming tables, Wynn Las Vegas will have fewer seats. At the same time, the staff will turn off all gaming machines, including slot machines. This will result in an increase of online slots gaming that we already feel and see. According to current data, Wynn restaurants can only accommodate 100 people to limit the spread of disease.
In addition to restricting collective activities, Wynn staff also moved to use the body temperature test of all players and staff. If the test results show that the person’s body temperature is 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, that person will not be allowed inside and forced to go elsewhere.
Particularly in some places, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission has been ordered to close and discontinue all other commercial services within two weeks, including Encore Boston Harbor owned by Wyn and two other casinos. The order is valid and executed from last Saturday.
Wynn Las Vegas recognizes that their employees are an important factor and resource to help stop the spread of viruses. Wynn also pledged to continue to pay their staff during this challenging period. Meanwhile, MGM has moved to dismiss some parts of the staff. Although the number of dismissed is still unknown, this will significantly affect the lives of the staff working at MGM.
Like Wynn Las Vegas, MGM will also close all day and night clubs to ensure safety. Besides, beauty services such as spa and beauty salon also stopped operating on Monday. Moreover, nearly 150 dining venues are on the verge of closing.
In the face of the Corona pandemic, Cab Cabot said that what we see today has partly reflected the decline of the casino industry. He also hopes that the casino companies will take measures to cope with the disease so as not to reduce revenue during this period. The federal government will also provide sufficient assistance to address the impact of a pandemic on the labor force in this and other industries.