The Palms Casino Resort halted its operations for two years due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but it held a unique reopening ceremony last week and resumed operating on Wednesday. It did major renovations in 2019, but players enjoyed them for a short while before the pandemic struck.
The resort will be among the top off-strip gaming locations as its operations have resumed. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) states that the city's visitation is almost as it was before the global health crisis.
Attendance has gradually increased each month since this year started. Clark County set a new revenue record in March, with Las Vegas generating most of it.
Details About the Grand Ceremony
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians held a huge celebration last Wednesday, which marked the official Palms Casino Resort's reopening. It bought it in 2021 from Red Rock Resorts, and reports show that at least half of its staff have reported to work.
The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority Board (SMGHA) organized a grant tribal ceremony to celebrate the casino's resumption. Cynthia Kiser Murphey, the resort's General Manager, led the festivities, with part of them being offering donations to three organizations and traditional bird singing.
The resort held a "Celebration of Community" after opening ceremonies, and it included catering, fireworks, and poolside cocktails. Several local musicians and DJs entertained guests at the poolside as the Palms Sportsbook and Lounge held a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The resort officially started offering various casino games at 9 p.m. PST.
What Does the Resort Offer?
Red Rock Resorts bought the gaming venue in 2019 and began $620 million renovations. Part of them being upgrading the hotel resort's dining options and nightclubs. The project ended in late 2019.
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians appears to benefit greatly from the renovations after it bought the resort last year. It has almost a dozen dining choices that have drawn inspiration from different nations.
These include high-class options like Scotch 80 Prime and Mabel's BBQ. Also, it has an all-you-can-eat buffet for dinner and breakfast.
Palms Casino Resort has many spas and resort-style pools. Guests can pass the time at the on-site movie theater, and the Tribe will soon reveal more about its entertainment options.
Las Vegas Generates More Gaming Revenue
The Palms Resort's resumption will boost Vegas' gaming market. The LVCVA reveals that Southern Nevada had over 33.3 million tourists in March, which is almost 50 percent more than the guests it had in march 2021. Still, it is 10 percent less than the figures it recorded before the pandemic.
Many American states have lifted most of their Coronavirus restrictions hence encouraging people to travel to different regions. Nevada's tourism industry has benefited from large-scale conventions as almost 500,000 people attended its exhibitions in March.
The tourism boost has increased casinos' and hotels' revenue. The LVCVA shows that over 150,000, or 80 percent of Las Vegas hotel rooms, were full in March as Clark County generated $1.178 billion gross gaming revenue (GGR). More than 50 percent of it was from casinos that are located on the Vegas Strip.