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Wynn Las Vegas Turns Off the Buffet Table

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Wynn Hotels’ (WYNN) - Get Report Wynn Las Vegas property is turning off its all-you-can-eat buffet service as of next month, despite best efforts to continue offering it amid the pandemic.

“Based upon guest feedback, we found that many guests prefer a more traditional buffet experience over the served all-you-can-eat format," Michael Weaver, spokesperson for Wynn Resorts, told FOX5 news.

Wynn’s lavish buffet was the first on the Las Vegas Strip to reopen following the coronavirus pandemic that forced Sin City to shut down.

The buffet was reopened in mid-June with a "reimagined all-you-can eat concept." The altered service offered guests about 90 dishes that were served to diners’ tables vs. the more traditional ‘hunting and gathering” format of buffets.

Despite stringent health and safety guidelines, including physical distancing, touch-less technologies and disposable single-use and QR code downloadable menus, the re-imagined buffet wasn't a hit.

Las Vegas casinos reopened their doors in June, instituting numerous changes in response to the pandemic, including virus testing for workers, using disinfected dice, limiting the numbers of players at tables and having temperature checks at entrances.

While more than a million visitors hit the town that month, that was still down more than 70% from a year ago, when 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

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