Caesars Entertainment announced that the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino would reopen on Tuesday 22 December, marking the final property of the organisation in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic to resume operations in the US and Canada.
In addition to the company’s other Las Vegas assets, the resumption of business at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino follows the successful reopening of all Caesars regional casinos and hotels around the country.
The property’s gaming floor will be open seven days a week, beginning just in time for Christmas, with the venue’s hotel capable of hosting guests for weekend stays.
In addition, the Rio will also launch the newly branded William Hill sportsbook, coinciding with the reopening, with new consumer deals such as self-service sports betting kiosks included.
Caesars’ new health and safety protocols have been introduced by Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, strengthening its current plans and procedures in these regions.
More regular washing and sanitisation, a health screening programme for all workers, and a mandatory mask provision for team members and visitors are among the improved procedures.
Anthony Carano, president and chief operating officer of Caesars Entertainment explained: “As the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino prepares to resume operations on December 22, this marks the final Caesars Entertainment resort to reopen in the US and Canada.
“The past nine months have been filled with challenges, as well as opportunities including the merging of our two gaming companies to form the new Caesars Entertainment.
“We recognise the incredible effort it has taken to reopen our resorts and get us to this important milestone, and we look forward to welcoming our team members and guests back to Rio with their health and safety still top of mind.”
Caesars reported earlier this month that regional locations continue to outperform “destination markets,” as the casino operator expressed optimism about the eventual recovery of travel and tourism in the US and in Las Vegas in particular.