Joyous bedlam erupted Wednesday at an employee appreciation and awards buffet at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when the resort chief executive announced that all 5,400 people who work there will receive a $5,000 bonus.
The Palms Casino Resort closed for two years after the COVID pandemic hit. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians bought it last year and its reopening makes the Palms the first Las Vegas casino to be fully owned and operated by a Native American tribe.
Nevada’s tourism economy is putting the coronavirus pandemic behind it, with regulators reporting a 12th straight month of $1 billion or more in casino house winnings statewide and the airport serving Las Vegas planning to add international service in April.
A union representing more than 60,000 hotel housekeepers, bartenders and porters is backing a lawsuit alleging that one of Nevada’s largest private employers is breaking state law by not rehiring workers laid off because of coronavirus pandemic closures two years ago.
A local casino company with several other Las Vegas-area properties marked the start Friday of a $750 million project to build a 200-room hotel tower and casino in a growing residential and commercial neighborhood southwest of the city.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With COVID-19 restrictions limiting how many people can gamble inside, and revenue and profits plunging, this might not sound like the best time for Atlantic City's casinos to be spending big on renovations.