Caesars Entertainment Corporation will resume gaming and hospitality operations at Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas on Thursday, June 4, in accordance with directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
The company also anticipates that several retail and dining outlets along the LINQ Promenade, as well as the High Roller Observation Wheel, will reopen.
Both Caesars Palace and the Flamingo will offer lodging, dining options and access to their outdoor pools, as well as slot machines and table games—all operating in a manner consistent with physical distancing guidelines. Fees for paid self-parking will be suspended.
Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and the gaming floor at LINQ Hotel & Casino are expected to reopen next, with timing based on customer demand.
“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 to do so.”
Some offerings, including live entertainment, bars, spas, buffets and valet parking will not be resuming immediately. However, when they 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.
The company’s enhanced health and safety protocols include:
- more frequent cleaning and sanitization;
- the implementation of a new health screening program for all employees to determine who should be tested for COVID-19 before returning to work;
- employee temperature checks before every shift;
- mandatory wearing of face masks by employees;
- and providing face masks to guests, who will be strongly encouraged to wear them throughout their visit.
Updates on Caesars Entertainment’s response to COVID-19 can be found at https://www.caesars.com/corporate/coronavirus-guest-information.