Wynn CEO Calls for Conditional Reopening of Las Vegas Strip in May



Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox has urged Nevada governor to start reopening the Las Vegas Strip from mid-to-late May, with strict safety measures in place.

“We now face a new, rapidly decelerating curve we must ‘flatten’. Our economy is in a freefall. Nevada will likely be one of the hardest-hit states in the nation and suffer very high unemployment. It is imperative to flatten this curve so we can re-emerge in a safe, sustainable way,” Maddox wrote in an article.

Maddox suggests that reopening will come with strict safety conditions, such as reduced occupancy, physical distancing measures in place, temperature checks, and no large gatherings.

“We all need to wear a mask. Wearing a mask is uncomfortable; however, it will allow our economy to reopen faster,” Maddox added.

He also urged the governor’s task force to concentrate on more widespread COVID-19 testing, which will be key to monitoring the situation.

“I understand that if we incrementally reopen we might have to pull back if a spike in cases occurs that jeopardizes our health care system capacity. However, the only way to cross this river is one stone at a time, and we need to put our feet in the water before it is too late,” he said.

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Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.


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