Resorts World Las Vegas Announces Opening Details; Casinos increase the capacity of the play floor – Press Enterprise
Las Vegas isn’t quite at its pre-pandemic level, but the past few months have seen signs of life and many visible changes in the city’s casino landscape.
The resorts are bringing back more of their popular shows and are announcing new entertainment options. The casinos have further increased their gaming floor capacity limits and the long-closed facilities are reopening as coronavirus vaccinations increase.
Resorts World Las Vegas has set an opening date and announced some of its planned music acts.
North Strip Resort Casino, priced at $ 4.3 billion, will officially open its doors on June 24, 2021, it announced last month. More recently, the resort announced that Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will “headline” the resort’s 5,000-seat theater.
Each of the artists will be doing small residences in Resorts World that span multiple dates. Dion will perform in November, Underwood in early December, Perry in late December and early January 2022, and Bryan in February 2022.
Resorts World will have 3,500 rooms from three different Hilton brands: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts as well as 117,000 square feet of gaming space including slot machines, table games, a dedicated poker room and high-limit areas.
More shows are returning
Las Vegas resorts have slowly started bringing back shows, and more are on the way.
Cirque Du Soleil will be doing shows again soon. The entertainment company announced it will be bringing “Mystère” back to Treasure Island on June 28 and “O” to Bellagio on July 1. The Blue Man Group, also owned by Cirque, will return to Luxor on June 24th.
A foretaste of “Uptown Funk” is also coming to Las Vegas, as Bruno Mars will complete a six-day residency at the Park Theater in Park MGM in July.
More people allowed on the casino floor
Many Las Vegas resorts have announced that they are back to full capacity on their gaming days after being approved by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
On May 10th, Wynn, Encore and The Strat Hotel, Casino & SkyPod announced that their casino floor would be 100% occupied again.
On May 12th, MGM, Caesars Entertainment, and Station Casinos announced that they would be returning to 1005 capacity on their gaming days as well.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, these casino properties were able to expand the capacity of their gaming floors after strong pressures to get their staff vaccinated. This included awards such as electronic gift certificates as an incentive.
The casinos’ push followed a notice issued in early April by the Nevada Gaming Control Board that the board would only consider increasing the gaming space in cases where “Licensees have taken measurable and significant steps to improve their workforce, visitors and visitors vaccinate and thus protect the community. “
The capacity increase only applies to the game days of these properties. Other areas of the resorts still have 80% capacity limits and 3 foot social distancing requirements. These went into effect on May 1st, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
More buffets are making a comeback
The Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace reopened on Thursday May 20th. On the same day it reopened, MGM Grand announced that it would be bringing back its buffet as well.
Bacchanal’s entrance, dining room, seafood, carving, and American and Latin American kitchen areas have all been improved by several million dollars. 30 new items have been added to the menu.
A person who answered the phone at Caesars Palace on Friday May 21st said the bacchanal buffet was self service. However, safety precautions are in place. It is cleaned and disinfected more often. Employees must undergo health screening; According to a press release, team members and guests are required to wear masks.
The MGM Grand Buffet will reopen on Wednesday May 26th, according to a press release. The buffet is self-service.
The press release lists healthy and safe practices that include advanced cleaning, multiple hand sanitizing stations, and elevated signage to tell customers they need to use new dishes or glasses on every buffet trip.