Caesars Entertainment Announces First Two Casinos to Reopen

Caesars Entertainment Corp is a top operating gaming company with properties located around the world. For most consumers, they recognize the brand due to their operations in Las Vegas. As Sin City prepares to reopen, the brand has now announced which properties they will open in the region first. The Flamingo and Caesars Palace made the top cut with more properties to open in the future as the consumer demand increases.

Reopening Process

Since mid-March, casinos in Las Vegas as well as the entire state of Nevada, have been shut down. Non-essential businesses like casinos were closed to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus. As states like Nevada look to ease restrictions, casinos are preparing to get back to work. For Caesars, they feel these two properties will be their best option for reopening.

Earlier in May, the company announced their plan for reopening. This plan detailed enhanced health and safety protocols that will hopefully help to stop the spread of the virus while still providing services. The operator wants to offer a safe environment for employees and guests.

Such changes to the venues will include frequent cleaning and sanitization. Health screening will also be conducted concerning employees. Some will be tested before allowed to come back to work. Staff will wear a face mask at all times, that Caesars will provide. Guests will be provided masks if they like but are not required to wear them.

What Will Reopening Look Like?

Caesars Palace and the Flamingo will offer dining and lodging when they reopen. The outdoor pool areas will also be open. Players will be able to access the casino game floors with table games and slots on offer. The games will be available in such a way that will promote physical distancing among other guests.

Caesars will be suspending fees regarding paid self-parking when the casinos reopen. This will help to bring in more players as operations start again. Depending on how these two venues fare upon reopening, the company expects to open the Harrah’s Las Vegas next. They will also consider opening the LINQ casino floor.

It appears that Caesars along with other gaming companies are going to open a select few properties and wait to see how players respond. If casinos are busy and the demand is there, then it would not be surprising to see other venues opening up soon after.

For Caesars Entertainment, the company will not open bars, buffets, spas, live entertainment spots and valet parking. Eventually, these services will resume, just not any time soon.

Everyone is anxious to see how the casinos will work and if players will be visiting. In the beginning, most casinos across the US will have to depend on local traffic. People are still not flying yet so any travel from other states will have to be from vehicles.

We shall see in the coming weeks which areas of the US are more open to traveling and if the number of players visiting negates the casinos even being open during the coronavirus pandemic.


Rebecca lives in Las Vegas and after completing her degree at Reynolds Journalism school joined the USGS team to pursue her journalism dreams.