Two more resorts opened Thursday morning in Las Vegas after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly three months. A French-themed reopening show was held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, and Westgate reopened at its sportsbook with new video screens.
Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment said: “As customer interest in visiting Las Vegas continues to increase this summer, we are pleased to welcome guests back to Paris Las Vegas with the same spirit and sophistication they have come to enjoy at our French-inspired resort.”
Paris Las Vegas celebrated the reopening of its doors on Las Vegas Boulevard to the public with a special moment of French inspiration featuring can-can dancers, a Monsieur Loyal ringmaster, Caesars Entertainment Regional President Gary Selesner and Paris Las Vegas General Manager Sherri Sosa. Furthermore, Roy Anderson, first casino guest, ceremoniously rolled the first dice at a craps table.
In celebration of the resort’s reopening, the Eiffel Tower in Paris Las Vegas will also exhibit a new, free light show every half hour from dusk to midnight through June 30.
This will be the fourth Caesars property to reopen after gaming properties are closed by mid-March. Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Flamingo and Harrah’s opened recently. Rodio reported that the reopenings were successful and consumer interest in visiting Las Vegas is growing.
Renovated guest rooms and suites, Paris Las Vegas offers a variety of food and drink amenities, access to the fitness centre and outdoor pool, as well as slot machines and table games on the casino floor. The organisation said it plans to comply with all of Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s reopening and operational orders, the Nevada Gaming Control Board and public health authorities. “We are also committed to emphasising our enhanced health and safety protocols, while creating memorable experiences for all our guests,” Rodio added.
In addition, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino reopened Thursday with a refurbished SuperBook sportsbook that also boasts new large display screens. Jay Kornegay, who works in the Westgate, said: “It’s very exiting to see some of the faces here that we haven’t seen for 3 months or so.
“And on their side as well, they’re excited to be out and get back into the sports world. Even though we have very limited sports right now they’re seem to be very comfortable in betting what’s available.”
The re-openings come one day after their health and safety policies were ramped up by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Among the new rules, where there is no barrier between the dealer and each player, gamblers must wear face coverings at all table and card games. That includes someone within six feet of the game too. Resorts will also provide guests with face masks and provide signage showing where to find such masks.
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