Well, it looks like the motto truly is CREAM (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) in Las Vegas, as Caesars Entertainment Corp. plans to reopen another Strip property.
On July 23rd, Bally’s is set to open its doors at 10 a.m. with its gaming, hotel, restaurants, and other amenities. A move that has some travelers excited and some worried.
Regardless of doctors around the country warning citizens to remain socially distant, CEO Tony Rodio feels there has been “solid customer interest” this summer from tourists.
“We have capped hotel occupancy at our other reopened Las Vegas properties and believe that opening another casino resort, rather than increasing hotel occupancy caps, better supports our enhanced focus on health and safety at this time,” Rodio said.
Tourists to the desert oasis have already seen the openings of Caesars Palace, the Flamingo, Harrah’s, and Paris Las Vegas.
Along with those locations, The Linq Hotel’s gaming floor and other amenities have also opened, along with the Promenade at the Linq.
Burger Brasserie, Bucca di Beppo, Bally’s Food Court, Tequila Taqueria, Lobby Bar, Sully’s Bar, Shiver Bar, Lavazza, and a new Indigo Lounge, overlooking the casino floor are a few of the bars and restaurants set to open late July.
In a surprising move that challenges social distancing completely, pools at the Bally’s property will also open.
This is nowhere near the end as Caesars’ remaining Las Vegas properties, which include Planet Hollywood, The Cromwell, and the Rio, will all reopen “in line with customer demand, regulatory requirements, and any additional health and safety considerations.”
It’s clear that money is the motivation here. I only pray there are testing facilities in the immediate vicinity of the casinos and bars. Suffice it to say, this could be a rough Fall for all of us.