Is the pandemic killing Las Vegas? In August, only 42% of Las Vegas hotel rooms were filled. Several hotels have stopped taking guests during the week, like the Palazzo. Bars and casinos in the city are restricted to operate at 50% capacity, but the Circa Hotel and Casino is betting it all and opening for business amid uncertainty around the future of the gambling city. Derek Stevens says he is proud to bring 1,500 new jobs to the city by opening and says proper precautions are being taken.