OPINION: Can Las Vegas learn from Macau’s closure? Dana Gentry, Nevada Current · March 21, 2020 at 3:58 pm Nevada officials had a blueprint in Macau for stemming the spread of coronavirus. The faraway place with close ties to Las Vegas took swift action after only a half-dozen cases of COVID-19 surfaced in February, forcing 41 casinos, including those owned by Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts, and MGM Resorts International, to close in the densely populated gaming mecca for 15 days. MGM Resorts reported losing $1.5 million a day while closed. Wynn Resorts said it was losing $2.5 million each day. They reopened Feb. 20, and as of last week about half the tables in Macau’s casinos were open for bets.