Vegas Opening Night & Where Are the Masks
Vegas opening night has come and gone. Guests from across the country are now descending on Sin City for some fun despite the many changes the city has gone through due to the pandemic. I detailed my opening night check-in experience the other day plus how I hacked my opening night hotel room in previous posts. Check them out!
Very Few Masks & People Acting Normal
In my check-in post I commented about how I felt most people were wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Boy was I wrong! Over the next day I discovered that maybe 10% of people in the casino were wearing masks. In fact, as time went on it seemed like less and less people had them despite the casino providing them free of charge to anyone who wants one.
I want to be clear that I am not trying to shame anyone, but rather show what one should expect if they visit. Caesars Palace where I stayed for example makes wearing masks optional (except at tables), which means everyone without a mask was both following the rules and following local laws. For the record I wore a filtered mask which made me feel more comfortable.
What Are Other Vegas Casinos Like?
During my stay on the Strip I also visited Bellagio and Cosmo and noticed many of the same things. Very few masks, some social distancing and people trying to get back to normal. Bellagio has gone a little further than Caesars Palace with the installation of sanitising stations including full sinks, gloves and masks. Of course within a minute of spotting our first sanitiation station we spotted a lady stuffing handfuls of masks into her purse. Sigh.
A New Normal Has Come – Vegas Opening Night
Other than the social distancing and other preventative measures due to COVID-19, Vegas seemed fairly normal. People were drinking, smoking, laughing, gambling and having fun as you’ll see in the video. Admittedly social distancing will become more difficult as crowds grow (I’d describe opening night as slow but not dead), but I suspect we’ll figure it all out.
Now, come with me to the Caesars Palace casino floor at around 10pm on Vegas opening night as I walk through. Please give the video a thumbs up and consider subscribing to our YouTube channel if you like it! It helps a lot.
Vegas Opening Night – Bottom Line
Las Vegas is now open and people are coming from all over to drink, gamble and just get out of the house. While things aren’t quite back to normal, it’s nice that the Vegas experience is back, at least somewhat. My Vegas opening night experience was a little surreal to be honest, but it was nice to get out of the house.
What do you think? Are you comfortable going to Vegas and being indoors with people without masks? Is it just too soon for you? Do you miss the sights, sounds and action of Vegas? Share your opinion below and let’s try to leave politics out of it! 🙂