Nightlife Still The Quiet Life In Sin City
The sounds of slot machines and the ever-present “Wheel. Of. Fortune” noise is once again filling up the casinos, but not the thumping tunes provided by mega-star DJs.
Las Vegas is back open for business after the COVID-19 shutdown, but the city’s famous nightclubs and daytime pool parties remain closed. There are also no conventions in town and convention halls also remained closed.
And as a result, the nightlife is more like the quiet life in Sin City.
As people go into the casinos to gamble, a big element of the economy in Vegas won’t be able to recover until the nightclubs are able to re-open; the pool party season is all but done because they normally close in September anyway.
You can still drink, of course, at the restaurants and casino bars, but you must keep your social distance from other patrons.
The casino rules call for people to have their temperature checked when they check into their hotel, but it is not required this be done when entering a casino. Masks are to be work when entering and walking around the casino, but not when playing games.
You are also not required to wear a mask when you are seated at a restaurant.
So far, the city is attracting gamblers and not partiers. The party scene, which for many is the main attraction of Vegas, is not up to its usual wild “what happens in Vegas” standards.
There is no timetable for when the nightclubs will reopen. Vegas officials want to see how the opening of the casinos goes first before they allow other aspects of the city to resume normal operations.
So for now, the noise you’ll hear in Vegas will be from those slot machines and not the DJs.