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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 21: An aerial view shows Park MGM, New York-New York Hotel & Casino and T-Mobile Arena, home of the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights, all of which have been closed since March 17 in response to the coronavirus pandemic on May 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is still unclear when casinos in the state will be allowed to reopen or if the NHL will be able to finish the season that was paused as a result of COVID-19. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free. MGM Resorts International announced Monday that Park MGM will prohibit tobacco smoke inside when it opens Sept. 30. Hotel executive Anton Nikodemus says guests have long asked for a non-smoking casino in Las Vegas. Park MGM is the remodeled and renamed former Monte Carlo. The move is a turning point in a city where tourists can light up even if they can’t at home. A history professor says COVID-19 has forced rethinking about a lot of things, and smoking may be one of them.