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Las Vegas Casino Makes Plans To Reopen As Early As May 15

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A major hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip is making plans to reopen in three weeks — if the governor lifts his closure order involving the coronavirus outbreak.

Treasure Island's announcement Thursday comes as a record wave of Nevada residents filed new claims for jobless benefits for a fifth straight week, bringing to more than 343,000 the total since casinos and other businesses were closed in mid-March.

Treasure Island has nearly 3,000 rooms. It posted a notice on its website announcing plans to reopen all gambling and hotel operations May 15 "subject to change."