- Caesars Entertainment has announced that Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino will reopen on July 23.
- Bally’s was shuttered on March 17 when Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak ordered all gaming properties closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Only three of Caesars Las Vegas properties remain closed–Planet Hollywood, The Cromwell and the Rio.
Caesars Entertainment has announced that Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino will reopen on July 23. The property will open its doors at 10 AM that day with most of their gaming, dining and hospitality amenities available. The move was made due to what the company is calling ‘solid customer interest’ from Las Vegas visitors.
CEO Tony Rodio announced Bally’s reopening in a press release:
“We continue to see solid customer interest in visiting Las Vegas this summer and, as a result, we are pleased to announce the reopening of Bally’s Las Vegas – gaming, hotel, restaurants and other amenities – on July 23rd. We have capped hotel occupancy at our other reopened Las Vegas properties and believe that opening another casino resort, rather than increasing hotel occupancy caps, better supports our enhanced focus on health and safety at this time.”
The press release listed the food and beverage outlets that would reopen on July 23:
- Burger Brasserie
- Bucca di Beppo
- Bally’s Food Court
- Tequila Taqueria
- Lobby Bar
- Sully’s Bar
- The all-new Indigo Lounge, overlooking the casino floor.
- Shiver Bar
The Blu Pool will also reopen at this time. The press release makes clear that ‘team members and guests are required to wear masks’. This is a bit redundant since Nevada currently has a mandatory mask requirement in place. The press release also mentioned the three Caesars Las Vegas properties that remain closed–Planet Hollywood, The Cromwell and the Rio:
Caesars will open its remaining Las Vegas properties in line with customer demand, regulatory requirements and any additional health and safety considerations.
Caesars Entertainment was mentioned by Nevada’s OSHA compliance investigators as one of the state’s gaming companies that is doing a good job in the fight against COVID-19:
“Caesars Entertainment is also stepping up as well with their enforcement of masks worn by employees with the possibility of termination if they are not wearing them along with their mandatory employee COVID-19 company-paid testing they recently announced.”
Earlier this week Caesars Entertainment announced that all employees at properties in Clark County will be required to take a COVID-19 test within the next month.