Two more resorts opened in Las Vegas on Thursday morning after being closed for nearly three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino organized a French-themed reopening show, and Westgate reopened with new video screens at its sportsbook.
“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,” said Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment.
Paris Las Vegas marked the reopening of its doors on Las Vegas Boulevard to the public with a special French-inspired moment featuring can-can dancers, a Monsieur Loyal ringmaster, Caesars Entertainment Regional President Gary Selesner and Paris Las Vegas General Manager Sherri Sosa. Additionally, first casino guest Roy Anderson ceremoniously rolled the first dice at a craps table.
The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas will also display a new, free light show in honor of the reopening of the resort, every half hour from dusk to midnight nightly through June 30.
This will be the fourth Caesars property to reopen following the closure of gaming properties in mid-March. Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas and Harrah’s already opened. Rodio said the reopenings have been positive and there is increasing customer interest in visiting Las Vegas.
Paris Las Vegas offers renovated guest rooms and suites, a variety of food and beverage amenities, access to the fitness center and outdoor pool, as well as slot machines and table games on the casino floor. The company said it intends to comply with all reopening and operating directives from Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and public health authorities. “We are also committed to emphasizing our enhanced health and safety protocols while creating memorable experiences for all our guests,” added Rodio.
Moreover, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino reopened Thursday with a renovated SuperBook sportsbook, which also has new massive video screens. “It’s very exiting to see some of the faces here that we haven’t seen for 3 months or so,” said Jay Kornegay, who works for the Westgate. “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 reopenings come one day after the Nevada Gaming Control Board ramped up its health and safety policies. Among the new rules, gamblers must wear face coverings at all table and card games if there is no barrier between the dealer and each player. That also includes anyone within six feet of the game. Resorts must also provide face masks for guests and have signs showing where those masks can be found.