Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas, two of the casino hotels owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation, are set to reopen as soon as officials in Nevada provide state clearance.
Caesars stated that it was ready to reopen its gaming properties on the date and time set out by the state amid the Covid-19 closure. Furthermore, the firm will be complying with directives set out by the state Governor along with public health authorities and Nevada Gaming Control Board.
The gambling giant is working on a phased re-opening of its properties following the closure some two months ago and that it will time the re-openings based on visitor numbers and demand.
According to reports, LINQ Hotel & Casino and Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino are Caesars’ next properties to re-open after the first two are underway.
In addition, when the venues re-open, it is reported that the majority of facilities will be available to customers, including slot machines, table games, dining and outdoor pools.
A spokesperson for Caesars Entertainment commented on the news:
“Reopening Las Vegas in a phased approach will be a significant milestone for Caesars Entertainment as the country continues to emerge from this necessary closure period. We are excited to welcome guests and our employees back to our properties. We are grateful for the efforts of those on the front lines addressing this public health emergency. We are hopeful that the country’s continued progress in addressing COVID-19 and business conditions will allow us to reopen more of our properties and bring back more of our colleagues as it is appropriate to do so.”
Many of the corporations properties offer services under normal business circumstances that will not be available at the time of re-opening due to health concerns surrounding Covid-19. These facilities include: valet parking, spa facilities, buffet and bar service and live entertainment.
It is likely that the Las Vegas gaming landscape will have changed for the foreseeable future and that patrons expecting business as usual will be surprised. Caesars, along with many other gaming establishments in Las Vegas and other states will be implementing a series of health and safety measures continuously during the pandemic and recovery phases.
Casino health and safety measures include: enhanced sanitisation, physical / social distancing, frequent cleaning of areas and surfaces, health screening for staff members and temperature checks for employees at the beginning of every shift. Furthermore, both staff and customers at the casino’s will be required to wear masks; mandatory for employees and optional for patrons, though strongly advised.