First smoke-free Vegas casino

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After the Las Vegas Strip went dark in March, the reopening of the legendary destination’s hotels has been a slow and gradual process. MGM Resorts, which owns several properties on the Strip, has just announced the reopening dates of its last two hotels — meaning all MGM properties worldwide will soon be open again — but with a big change. The Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas will reopen on September 30, smoke-free.

Photo: Park MGM

In a statement, Anton Nikodemus, President of MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas Portfolio, said, “As we looked toward our reopening, we identified an opportunity to be responsive to recurring guest demand for a fully non-smoking casino resort on The Strip. With an expansive Las Vegas portfolio, MGM Resorts is able to offer an array of options for visitors, all within the MGM Resorts family.”

Does this mean smoking in casinos will soon experience the same fates as smoking in restaurants? Probably not. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas will be the Strip’s first fully smoke-free casino resort and the only ones in the MGM portfolio.