Vegas Casinos Report Strong Sales Despite Social Distancing Measures
On Thursday, Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens said that sales in June boomed even with social distancing measures that limit the number of people allowed inside casinos, according to CNBC.
Stevens said that sales in June 2020 were higher than sales in June 2019.“What’s really surprising is actually our slot numbers, our table numbers, are up, and in some areas up dramatically,” Stevens said. “The spend per person is up far more than what we would expect.”
Stevens owns and works as the CEO of Circa Resort & Casino, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and The D Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Casinos opened June 4 in Nevada. Even with three fewer days of revenue, sales were better than a year prior.
In addition to social distancing measures, Stevens has implemented temperature checks and mask requirements before anyone can enter the casinos.
Recently, COVID-19 cases have spiked in Nevada. This trend has been prevalent throughout the US and the country reported a record 50,000 new cases in a single day.
“The spend is there,” Stevens said. “We’re just doing everything we can to make sure people have a great experience where they can stay safe and have some fun.”