LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The first-ever adults-only hotel and casino will open on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday.
The Cromwell will kick off celebrations just before 10 a.m.
Inside, Caesers Entertainment will debut a newly-branded sportsbook with self-service betting kiosks and an expanded betting menu.
Nevada residents will still still enjoy free parking. Popular spots like Drais After Hours and GIADA will reopen as well. The restaurant will be available for people of all ages.
Anthony Curtis, from LasVegasAdvisor.com, says hotels are likely focusing on their biggest clientele and moving away from the family-fun environment.
Cromwell’s change comes after Circa did the same, which opened yesterday in Downtown Las Vegas Wednesday.
“I don’t know if it is necessarily a trend. I think that some of the places that can fit a certain mode are going to try and differentiate themselves a little bit. Cromwell has always been very adult-oriented resort so it’s an easy move for them,” Curtis said.
As properties push for adult-only fun, tourism in Las Vegas is starting to rise after a bleak summer. From August to September, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says Las Vegas saw a nearly 11% jump in visitors. Total occupancy of hotels averaged less than 50 percent.