Yesterday, the Park MGM Las Vegas welcomed guests back for the first time since March. But with an added twist. The resort opened up smoke-free. Park MGM Las Vegas becomes the first casino-resort on The Strip to do so.
Vegas is all about options. With the reopening of @parkmgm as a smoke-free destination, we’re glad to be able to provide a new option for guests looking to have the same Vegas experience in a smoke-free environment.https://t.co/NagksxSHbg pic.twitter.com/LdPDMFkh1i
— MGM Resorts (@MGMResortsIntl) September 30, 2020
Despite being the first resort on the Strip to go smoke free, this isn’t the first time a casino has gone smoke-free before in Las Vegas. The Silver City Casino voluntarily banned smoking in the casino in the Fall of 1991. The casino was owned by Circus Circus Enterprises and out of seven casinos they operated at the time, Silver City was the only one with such a ban. Silver City was counting on attracting nonsmokers, but with declining revenues, the rule ended three years later in 1994.
In other states in the US, such as in Maryland and Massachusetts, which have smoke free laws for their casinos, a visit to the MGM National Harbor or Encore Boston Harbor will both provide a smoke free experience as well.
I’m glad that Vegas is starting to move towards having smoke free casinos. I’d definitely prefer visiting smoke-free casinos. How do you feel about Park MGM opening smoke-free?