Starting Oct. 19, the hotel, casino, restaurants and amenities will be open from 2 p.m. Thursdays to noon Mondays, reports the Reno Gazette Journal, which is a part of the USA TODAY Network. The new schedule will "continue indefinitely until consumer demand for Las Vegas increases," the company announced this week.
Encore's poker room will move to Wynn Las Vegas on Oct. 19 and operate 7 days a week.
The continued closure of arena shows and clubs and a change in customers from air travelers to drivers from nearby states left the region’s nearly 124,000 hotel rooms just 42.5% full in July. Overall visitor volume was down 61%
After paying employees through the COVID-19 shutdown, Wynn Resorts furloughed employees in July.
"Although we retained all of our people while we were closed, we now know how challenged business volumes in Las Vegas are and are staffing to the significantly reduced demand," Wynn spokesman Michael Weaver said in a statement at the time.
Wynn Resorts employs about 30,200 workers in Massachusetts, Nevada and Macao. About 16,400 of those employees work at U.S. properties.
In September, the company sued 20 people involved in a Labor Day weekend brawl that unfolded inside the company’s Las Vegas Strip property.
Wynn Las Vegas also revealed almost 500 positive COVID-19 cases and three deaths among employees since the resort reopened in June.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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Ed Komenda writes about Las Vegas for the Reno Gazette Journal and USA Today Network. Do you care about democracy? Then support local journalism by subscribing to the Reno Gazette Journal right here.
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