MGM Resorts Reopens Mirage Casino in Las Vegas

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 MGM Resorts Reopens Mirage in Las Vegas
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Mirage, the iconic MGM Resorts International resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in the United States, recently reopened after closing in mid-March to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

MGM decided to return to operation of the establishment before the Labor Day holiday (September 7). In a statement, the company considered the measure a step towards economic recovery.

“The reopening of Mirage allows us to have many more employees in their jobs. Which is critical to the recovery of our community,” said Bill Hornbuckle, the CEO and president of MGM Resorts.

According to the Associated Press, the 3,000-room resort is known for its Polynesian theme, the erupting volcano and the animals in the Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The site set a mega-complex standard when it opened in November 1989.

Restaurants and retail stores will open this week. But live entertainment, including Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE, will remain suspended due to restrictions still in place for crowds in Nevada.

Sign at the entrance to the Mirage says: “We can’t wait to welcome you back to the show” (Photo: Elizabeth Brumley / Las Vegas Review – Journal)

MGM Resorts reopened three hotel complexes when Governor Steve Sisolak and the State Gaming Commission suspended closing orders on June 4. Since then, the company has resumed operations in several other locations, but Park MGM is still down.

Caesars Entertainment has not yet reopened The Cromwell and Planet Hollywood. The Palms and the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, close to the Strip, also go behind closed doors.

About MGM Resortd

MGM Resorts International is a company based in the city of Las Vegas. The group operates and controls a large part of North American hotels in other regions of the world.

The company officially started operations on May 31, 2000 after the merger of MGM Grand and Mirage Resorts.