Crowd Cheers as Casinos Reopen in Las Vegas

Gamblers cheered outside a Las Vegas casino shortly after midnight on June 4, as the city reopened casinos for the first time in 78 days, since the coronavirus lockdown shuttered them in March, according to reports.

This video was taken at the D Casino & Hotel in Nevada a few minutes after midnight. According to reports, the business’s owner gave away 2,000 airline tickets for visitors to fly to Las Vegas, and discounted hotel rooms.

The coronavirus pandemic had frozen the hospitality and entertainment industry in Las Vegas. In April, the number of visitors to Las Vegas fell 97 percent, local station KVVU reported. Credit: Mick Akers/Las Vegas Review-Journal/ via Storyful