On Tuesday night, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that the state's casinos--including those on the fabled Las Vegas strip--would reopen on June 4 after going dark for nearly three months due to coronavirus.
“We welcome the visitors from across the country to come here, to have a good time, no different than they did previously. But we’re gonna be cautious,” Sisolak told the AP, noting that stringent sanitizing and social-distancing measures will be enforced.
Oh, and they really want you to come. So much so that Downtown Las Vegas CEO and developer Derek Stevens has announced plans today to give away 1,000 free flights to Las Vegas from more than 20 major U.S. cities. Reopening his own Fremont Street Experience properties the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino on June 4, Stevens' "Keep America Flying" promotion is intended to help stimulate the tourism and airline industries while reminding the country of the fun to be had in Las Vegas. Participants can book a seat by signing up at theD.com on a first come, first serve basis.