WORLD MGM Vegas casinos to shutter due to virus: chairman

WORLD

MGM Vegas casinos to shutter due to virus: chairman

AFP

11:25, March 16, 2020

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Several Las Vegas casinos and hotels including iconic properties on the city's main strip will close their doors in an effort to prevent spread of the deadly coronavirus, MGM said Sunday.

"It is now apparent that this is a public health crisis that requires major collective action if we are to slow its progression," Jim Murren, chairman of MGM Resorts, said in a statement.

"Accordingly, we will close all of our Las Vegas properties as of Tuesday, March 17th, for the good of our employees, guests and communities," Murren said, adding the company intends to re-open the facilities "as soon as it is safe."

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