Las Vegas Sets Highly Ambitious Date to Reopen Sin City

Las Vegas has earned a sordid reputation as the sort of place where anything goes; where caution can be thrown to the wind.  People treat Sin City as thought it were located in International Waters, where the law just simply can’t be found.

In reality, the city is nothing more than a money-laundering cauldron that is always simmering, occasionally boiling over into some mob-heavy headlines.  The city never stops, much like an airport, making it the perfect place for an illness like COVID-19 to explode.

That’s why the latest proposed timeline for Vegas to reopen seems highly ambitious.

Wynn Resorts Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Matt Maddox is calling for parts of the Nevada economy to start reopening in early May, followed by the Las Vegas Strip in the middle or later part of the month.

“I understand that if we incrementally reopen we might have to pull back if a spike in cases occurs that jeopardizes our health care system capacity,” he said in an opinion piece published by the Nevada Independent. “However, the only way to cross this river is one stone at a time, and we need to put our feet in the water before it is too late.”

The opinion piece was accompanied by a 23-page proposal detailing steps it’s taking to keep its casino, hotel rooms and facilities sanitized and safe, down to details such as giving all guests amenity bags that include hand sanitizer and face masks, as well as a “Covid-19 awareness card.”

Some experts have expressed concern that reopening the American economy prematurely could lead to a reverberatory second wave of COVID-19.