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Planet Hollywood reopens in Las Vegas


Caesars Entertainment has reopened its Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in accordance with directives from state governor Steve Sisolak and the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

Daily gaming operations and hospitality operations for weekend stays have resumed, as Planet Hollywood becomes Caesars’ latest property to reopen, following Caesars Palace, the Flamingo , Harrah’s, Paris , Bally’s and The LINQ Hotel + Experience.

The operator’s only properties in the city yet to reopen are The Cromwell hotel and the Rio.

“We are overjoyed to welcome our loyal guests and dedicated team members back to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the centerpiece of the famous Las Vegas Strip,” said senior vice president and Planet Hollywood general manager Jason Gregorec.

“Our guests can once again enjoy the unique experiences Planet Hollywood offers, as we continue to emphasize our enhanced health and safety protocols.”

The property closed, along with all Las Vegas casinos in March, as a result of the novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic.

Most of the resort’s amenities have now reopened, including its gaming facilities seven days a week, and its hotel for bookings from Thursday to Sunday. Food and beverage outlets have reopened, as well as the William Hill Race & Sports Book, which is now offering expanded betting options including in-play wagering.

Caesars said it will reopen its remaining Las Vegas properties in line with customer demand, regulatory requirements and any additional health and safety considerations.

The resort has implemented Caesars’ health and safety protocols, focused on the well-being of staff, guests and the community. The measures include a high standard of sanitization alongside physical distancing measures.

In September, Caesars agreed terms on a deal for its Caesars UK Holdings subsidiary to acquire the entire William Hill sports betting business for approximately $3.72bn (£2.9bn /€3.17bn).

This followed the mega-merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, which was completed in July and created the largest casino and entertainment business in the US.

The operator recently sold some of its properties, including Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino in Nevada, in a $41.5m agreement with CAI Investments, and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino, Racing & Entertainment for $22m to Rubico Acquisition.