American betting group MGM Resorts International has announced that they're returning to 100% capacity for their Las Vegas Strip properties, eschewing social distancing on gaming floors moving forward.
The move comes as MGM Resorts has been operating at 80% capacity with three foot social distancing for gaming floors, restaurants, pools, and other communal areas. Those 80% restrictions will remain in place at all areas outside of the gaming floors. MGM was given the approval to do so by the Nevada Gaming Control Board because of their attempts to vaccinate employees.
MGM oversees a metric butt-ton of properties in Las Vegas including the MGM Grand, Bellagio, ARIA, Mandalay Bay, Luxor, New York-New York, and others.
Commenting on the decision MGM Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle said, "This is yet another major milestone in Las Vegas' incredible recovery and a testament to the importance of vaccination in the effort to fully reopen our community. We will continue working to vaccinate as many people as possible and remain vigilant with health and safety protocols designed to protect our employees, guests and community. This vital work must continue for us to defeat this virus, and MGM Resorts is committed to doing our part to get it done."