LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Caesars Entertainment announced it will resume gaming and hospitality operations in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace and Flamingo Las Vegas.
The company said the properties will reopen on the date and time specified by the state of Nevada and comply with all reopening directives from Gov. Steve Sisolak, the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and public health authorities.
Caesars also announced that it expects Harrah's Las Vegas hotel-casino and the gaming floor at the LINQ hotel-casino to be the next properties in Las Vegas to reopen, 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, chief executive officer of Caesars Entertainment.
Both Caesars Palace and the Flamingo will offer lodging, dining options, and access to outdoor pools, as well as slot machines and table games.
The gaming company said that all offerings will operate in a manner consistent with physical distancing guidelines along with suspending fees for paid self-parking.
Additionally, the company anticipates several retail and dining outlets along the LINQ Promenade, as well as the High Roller Observation Wheel, to also reopen.
"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," Rodio said.
However, live entertainment, bars, spas, buffets, and valet parking will not be resuming immediately with dining amenities reopening based on customer demand.
Caesars Palace and the Flamingo are expected to implement the company's previously announced, enhanced health and safety protocols, and management at both properties will be focused on the well-being of team members, guests, and the community, according to a company spokesperson.
The new health and safety protocols are said to include more frequent cleaning and sanitation, a health screening program for employees, along with team members wearing masks, and the issuing of face coverings to guests for their visit.