Great News for Vegas – The downtown and strip casinos are starting the reopening process   Read some of the latest casinos to reopen and the featured venues.

Downtown Las Vegas 

Golden Nugget Las Vegas is proud to announce its hotel, pool, and Claim Jumper reopens on Wednesday, June 3, at 3 PM, and the casino will reopen on Thursday, June 4 at 12:01 AM. "We have anxiously awaited the city's reopening and look forward to getting our employees back to work," said Chris Latil, Senior Vice President and General Manager Golden Nugget Las Vegas. "We are following all CDC, state, and regulatory guidelines and taking all prudent and essential measures to ensure a safe, clean environment for our guests and employees."

On the Strip  

Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced that it would resume gaming and hospitality operations in Las Vegas at its Caesars Palace and the Flamingo Las Vegas properties on the date and time for reopening specified by the State of Nevada. The Company intends to comply with all reopening directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and public health authorities. The Company also announced that it expects Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and the gaming floor at LINQ Hotel & Casino to be the next properties in Las Vegas to reopen, with timing based on customer demand.

Golden Nugget's Cadillac Bar and Mexican Cantina, Saltgrass Steak House Bar, Chick-Fil-A, and Starbuck's reopen on June 4. Vic & Anthony's grand reopening celebration begins at 5 PM on June 4. Bar 46, Claude's Bar, Stage Bar and H2O Bar reopen on June 4. All restaurants and bars are following CDC guidelines and recommendations. "We have worked with public health officials and gaming regulators for several weeks now preparing for this reopening," said Gerry Del Prete, Senior Vice President of Gaming Operations. "Our teams are ready and excited to welcome guests and players again." The casino's Sportsbook and the Spa and Salon will remain closed temporarily.

Both Caesars Palace and the Flamingo will offer lodging, dining options, access to their outdoor pools, and slot machines and table games.

All offerings will operate in a manner consistent with physical distancing guidelines. The Company will be suspending fees for paid self-parking in Las Vegas. Additionally, the Company anticipates that several retail and dining outlets along the LINQ Promenade and the High Roller Observation Wheel, will reopen. "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," said Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. "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." 

 Some offerings, including live entertainment, bars, spas, buffets, and valet parking, will not be resuming immediately. When these amenities are restored, they will be operated in a manner consistent with physical distancing guidelines. Caesars' other Las Vegas properties and dining amenities are expected to reopen based on customer demand. Caesars Palace and the Flamingo will implement the Company's previously announced, enhanced health and safety protocols, which enhance the Company's existing plans and practices in these areas. Management at both properties is focused on the well-being of team members, guests and the community, and will work to create an environment with enhanced standards of sanitation and physical distancing practices.


The Scene Experience

The Golden Nugget Shark pool is like nothing else I have seen before! Our creative director Paul Rodriguez had the pleasure of trying the pool slide as it goes through the shark aquarium down to the pool.

He said what an exhilarating and heart-pumping experience being so close to an actual live shark!. The upstairs pool deck with the private bungalows was also available for us to try. I would highly recommend this area if you choose to stay here or plan a day trip to the pool this summer because the upstairs deck is quiet, tranquil, and relaxing. 

I have stayed in a few of the suites at: Caesars  Palace, and recommend it as our featured 5 hotels for Las Vegas -Cindy Rodriguez.

The rooms were quiet, clean, and upscale, and the hotel staff takes the extra time in the little details, and the emphasis is on the most minute details, such as the amenities giving the best quality experience I have had on the strip. The bathrooms were as if you are in your spa; it was impeccably clean and, the amenities such as the shower with extra steam were top-notch extras you may not expect in a standard suite.

"Caesars Entertainment states that they are one of the world's most diversified casino-entertainment providers and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions, and acquisitions."  

I can agree with this statement specifically to the restaurants offered at the property. Depending on when they will remain open is still to be determined, but when they do, as a former patron, I think you will be sure to have a wide range of choices for food. I enjoyed the Mesa Grill and Bacchanal Buffet. Whether you are looking for Italian, Mexican, Asian cuisine and or American, you'll be sure to have it all at Bacchanal Buffet.  

I look forward to seeing our economy reopen, and I hope you'll enjoy Las Vegas during your next stay. Be sure to read our featured five as we keep you updated on some of the latest trends for Vegas moving forward in 2020! Cindy Rodriguez  - Publisher for Vegas Scene Magazine.