MGM Resorts Is Reopening Their Last Vegas Casino, But With a HUGE Twist!

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Park MGM Reopening Smoke Free
Park MGM (formerly known as Monte Carlo) will be reopening on September 30, 2020 as a smoke-free hotel/casino.

Park MGM Reopening Smoke Free

Las Vegas began its long process of reopening on June 4, however many of the city’s hotels and casinos have not reopened unfortunately. It’s not all bad news though. Just in the past few weeks we have seen Bally’s and Mirage reopen plus later this week Tropicana and Oyo will welcome guests again as well.

One of the largest and most notable shuttered casinos of the Strip has been Park MGM. This property recently completed a massive renovation and conversion from Monte Carlo, but it has remained closed since March. Thankfully that is about to change! Now we know the date that Park MGM and its hotel within a hotel NoMad will open. And there will be a twist!

MGM Resorts International announced today that Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas will open their doors on September 30, completing the reopening of all of its properties around the world following closures earlier this year amid the Covid-19 crisis. Upon reopening, Park MGM/NoMad will be The Strip’s first fully smoke-free casino resort.

Smoke-free casinos have been tried before and failed, but perhaps this time is different. The rumors that Park MGM would return smoke-free have persisted for awhile and I am not surprised that this is true. It allows MGM to try something different and is always something they can reverse course on later.

Anton Nikodemus, President of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas Portfolio, said, “As we looked toward our reopening, we identified an opportunity to be responsive to recurring guest demand for a fully non-smoking casino resort on The Strip. With an expansive Las Vegas portfolio, MGM Resorts is able to offer an array of options for visitors, all within the MGM Resorts family.”

Eataly presumably will reopen along with Park MGM!

Four Seasons to Open As Well

In addition to Park MGM and NoMad making their returns as smoke-free facilities later this month, MGM did announce one more of their properties coming online before that. Four Seasons Las Vegas will reopen on September 25, 2020 meaning Park MGM will be the final Vegas Strip property owned by MGM to open.

You can read the full details in the MGM Resorts press release.

Park MGM Reopening Smoke Free – Bottom Line

Despite some very tough visitor numbers and an uphill battle, it’s good to see progress being made on bringing Vegas back to full speed. I welcome the smoke-free changes to Park MGM and genuinely am curious to see if it will work. Perhaps the world has changed enough where a smoke-free casino will be very popular. We shall see soon!

What do you think about this news and about Park MGM being smoke-free? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. They may as well try out smoke-free on the Park. It wasn’t exactly the most popular of places anyway. When the experiment fails the smoke-free people will blame the failure on the Park.

    As for anyone who wants a smoke free casino experience, I highly recommend you try the South Point farther south down the street. No, it is not smoke free, but in my visits there I always noticed that the air was so clean I could not detect any smoke smell.

  2. MGM properties have always been more tolerable than Caesar’s for me, a non-smoker, because their air filtration and circulation systems are vastly better. But honestly the worst thing about Vegas for me has always been the smoke. Even if you’re there for the resorts and shows, you inevitably have to walk through smoke-filled casinos to get places and that’s awful for me and my family. It’s a huge negative for us. Look forward to seeing how this works. Next year. After COVID 🙂

  3. We’ve lived in a smoke-free environment for decades in our bars, restaurants, hotels, planes, offices and more, so it’s great to hear that Vegas casinos are trying to offer this long-requested option. Thankyou MGM!

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