Caesars Entertainment-owned Bally’s Las Vegas resumed its gaming and hospitality operations yesterday, July 23.
Bally’s represents Caesars’ latest Las Vegas reopening, following on from Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s and Paris Las Vegas.
In addition to its gaming floor, many of Bally’s restaurants, shops and boutiques, exhibitions and attractions have been reopened, as well as health amenities such as the pool, fitness center and tennis complex.
Bally’s, like Caesars’ other venues, has implemented new health and safety protocols focused on ensuring the well-being of team members, guests and the community. Enhanced sanitizing and social distancing measures form a key part of the protocols, and a health screening program for all employees has also been put in place.
All casinos in Nevada were forced to cease operations on March 17, when Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a state-wide shutdown of entertainment venues amid growing cases of the novel Coronavirus (covid-19).
Although casinos were permitted to reopen on 4 June, Bally’s remained closed until today.
In a statement today, Caesars said it will reopen its remaining Las Vegas properties in line with customer demand, regulatory requirements and any additional health and safety considerations.
“This has been a historic week with the successful closing of the merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment to create the largest casino and entertainment company in the U.S.,” said Gary Selesner, regional president of Caesars Entertainment.
“To celebrate this exciting next chapter, we are incredibly happy to welcome our guests back to Bally’s Las Vegas, right at the heart of The Strip. While we remain committed to emphasizing our enhanced health and safety protocols, we look forward to guests enjoying the level of service that they have always known from the dedicated and talented team members of Bally’s.”