One of the most iconic landmarks of North America in modern times, the Bellagio Fountains is putting up a musical fountain for the tourists once again. This is welcome news for the gamble enthusiasts who have been otherwise relegated to online alternatives during the global health crisis. Additionally, this also marks the resumption of the leading gaming market across the United States.
As per MGM Resorts International, the iconic water fountains will couple with three brand new shows- performances dedicated to the frontline workers and the country. It’s essential to mention that the plush fountain has provided entertainment for the Strip visitors since 1998.
Three songs have been identified for the shows to be played in regular rotations.
The Bellagio Fountains have previously accompanied all three songs for performance.
- “Simple Gifts” – This Song Has Been Selected Honor, The Frontline Workers
- “Star-Spangled Banner” – This Song Has Been Selected To Commemorate The Country’s Unity In Crisis
- “Viva Las Vegas” – This Song Has Been Selected To Celebrate The Resiliency Of Las Vegas
In the wake of the pandemic in 2020, much like the rest of the world, Las Vegas was also shut down. During the crunch moment, Steve Sisolak, the governor of Nevada, issued a directive that led to the native gaming industry cease in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, with all the establishments closing in mid-March last year.
There is no denying that the gaming properties suffered significant revenue losses in the pandemic- millions of working professionals lost jobs, thereby contributing to the ever-growing unemployment rate to the highest in the nation per-capita.
It is noteworthy to mention that MGM is reopening three out of their ten Strip resorts in the initial stage to comply with the company’s health and the company’s Seven-Point Safety Plan. This health plan is essentially a curated set of protocols, thoughtfully designed following the medical and scientific guidelines to counterattack the virus spread, provide protection to the customers and employees while also rating proactively to potential new cases.
Owing to the Bellagio resumption, the Gaming Control Board made efforts to update its safety guidelines for resuming gaming operations, thereby integrating plenty of suggestions. Before the day of resumption, MGM took to their social media channels to release their plans on new safety protocols to tackle the Coronavirus spread. Their in-house staff is wearing face masks, along with few properties even having arrangements for ongoing COVID-19 testing with employees. Furthermore, the resorts are equipped with plexiglass dividers at gaming tables, zero contact payments in restaurants, and social distancing.
It’s noteworthy to mention that the employees and workers will be provided with COVID-19 testing, along with face masks. Additionally, the resorts are also encouraging their guests to wear protective face gear as well. Social distancing will be practiced across the three casino establishments.
An anonymous source from the MGM ownership has also admitted that the guests will have stand-alone hand wash stations on every casino floor. At the same time, the guests don’t need to wear face masks, albeit encouraged.
There’s no denying that very few places are exotic enough to grab a photo than a water curtain in the Bellagio, Las Vegas.