Caesars Entertainment has outlined plans to resume casino operations in Las Vegas Nevada.
Caesars Entertainment has announced that it will resume casino and hospitality operations at several of its Las Vegas casino properties once the state regulator gives operators approval.
The casino giant made the announcement last week on 21 May 2020, as several other commercial and tribal casinos operators outlined plans to resume operations across the country.
All of Caesars’ casino venues in Las Vegas have been closed since 17 March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Caesars plans to reopen in Vegas
In the announcement, Caesars announced it will begin reopening its Las Vegas properties with Caesars Palace and Flamingo once state officials give operators the green light.
According to the announcement, both venues will offer lodging, access to outdoor pools, dining options, slot machines and table games. Caesars said that these services will be operated in compliance with social distancing guidelines.
Caesars will also reopen some retail and dining outlets along its Linq promenade as well as its High Roller Observation Wheel.
The second phase of Caesars plans to reopen in Vegas will see Harrah’s Las Vegas and the casino floor at The Linq Hotel & Casino reopen. The timings for the reopening of these two venues will be decided based on customer demand.
Caesars chief executive Tony Rodio said: “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.
“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, such as bars, spas, buffets, live entertainment, and valet parking will not immediately resume when the casinos reopen. Caesars reiterated that when these offerings resume, they will be operated in compliance with social distancing rules.
Other properties and dining facilities in Las Vegas will be reopened based on demand from customers.
Health and safety measures
Caesars said that enhanced health and safety measures will be in place to ensure staff and guests will be kept safe. To help ensure safety, the facilities will be frequently cleaned and sanitized.
Caesars’ staff will be subject to health screenings which will help determine which employees must be tested for coronavirus before they can return to work. Temperature checks will also be carried out before every shift.
The operator’s staff will also be required to wear masks, these will also be made available to casinos guests, who will be encouraged to wear them.