• The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip will reopen June 1
  • Las Vegas Sands will impose a Venetian Clean initiative to mitigate virus transmission
  • Nevada casino operators have been eager to restart as competing businesses in other states reopen

The Venetian Resort, the luxurious casino on the famous Las Vegas Strip, announced it will be reopening June 1 and guests may now make their reservations at the iconic recreation site.

Owned by Las Vegas Sands, the casino and resort facilities shut down March 19 as mandated by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak for nonessential businesses since coronavirus cases increased in the United States.

The Venetian tower will be one of the first establishments to reopen on the strip, and the Las Vegas Sands has yet to set the date for the restart of its other casino tower, the Palazzo.

31411922588_75ad10e7c6_k The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, which closed on March 19 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen on June 1. Photo: Bernard Spragg/Flickr

"Upon opening, our guests can expect the amenities of a luxury Las Vegas resort, including: a full-service casino, more than a dozen restaurants, our fully renovated Venetian pool, and multiple retail outlets," Alyssa Anderson, Venetian Vice President of Public Relations, said in a statement.

To prepare for the reopening, The Venetian Resort has increased its hygiene, safety and sanitation practices via its Venetian Clean initiative. The Las Vegas Sands is also testing the workers of the resort to mitigate the risks of virus transmission, while ensuring physical distancing will be strictly observed at the venue.

"We continue to adhere to the guidance provided by federal, state and local authorities including the Southern Nevada Health District, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention and the Nevada Gaming Control Board," the spokesperson said.

Wynn Resorts, the rival of the Las Vegas Sands, is also looking to reopen Wynn Las Vegas and Encore by June. However, the live poker facilities and some of its table gaming sections will remain closed to limit physical contact between staff and guests.

"We don’t in any way want to do anything we can’t execute as safely as possible,” Wynn president Brian Gullbrants said. “This is an evolving situation.”

Casino operators in Nevada have reportedly been eager to restart since competing establishments in neighboring states like Arizona and Southern California have reopened.

COVID-19 cases in Nevada, however, are still rising. As of Tuesday, the numbers of cases are up at 7,046 while there have been 365 deaths.