Stay tuned. To add to those, we asked Eating Las Vegas author John Curtas if any of Las Vegas’ top restaurants were serving. In an odd requirement, only customers with reservations at restaurants and appointments at salons can be accepted. That’s among the dumbest things we’ve ever heard relative to this subject, but everyone appears to be seizing on it as a viable excuse. You must be joking. Thank you. Mark me down for June 1. Only a week after reopening at MGM Grand, David Copperfield has reclosed after a member of the crew tested positive. We hold tickets for the April 2nd show for Shin Lim and we had other shows in Vegas scheduled that are now cancelled. The pizza counter is open, while Starbucks has relocated to the Forum Casino on the other side of the sports book. Following suit quickly was the Cosmopolitan, where heightened security policies are now in effect for Friday and Saturday nights. Throughout the crisis, we’ve hinted the there’s a bit of a disconnect between Las Vegas and the rest of the world in that the effects of quarantining are far more deleterious here than in most other places. For that reason, I have no sympathy for any Nevadan or Nevada business unless that person actively sought Sissylack’s recall. The new Nevada restrictions may have you wondering whether Las Vegas is open. As we were for the reactivation of gaming machines in July, we were at the same local PT’s for the lifting of the counter restrictions las night. Yup, Steve “wishy-washy” our Governor – he was tolerable as a County Commissioner, terrible as Governor… Enough, in fact, that we’ve listed “Room Rates” in the LVA Top Ten for the past two months. The Smith Center is suspending all performances through March 31, effective Sunday at 10 p.m. I have been in Vegas regularly since 1991. Cheetah’s gentlemen’s club has indicated it will not reopen and Sundance Helicopters announced that it has permanently suspended its tour flights in Las Vegas, though it will continue to provide contractual charter flights. In an address on Monday, Nevada’s governor indicated that the bars in the four counties with elevated risk, including Las Vegas’ Clark and Reno’s Washoe, must remain closed. The Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Las Vegas – one of the most iconic landmarks of the Las Vegas skyline, features a special twinkling light show at 8 p.m. PT every night for 10 minutes to honor healthcare workers, in tandem with Paris, France. Most of Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos started reopening on June 4th, following the closure earlier this year amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The Strip is almost devoid of foot traffic. I am going on Vacation with 2 other friends from August 14-17th, will the OYO Hotel be open? As described in Eating Las Vegas, Shang features “dinner and a show,” as they cut their hand-pulled noodles in full view. However, the rates are nowhere near as low as they were after 911, the Strip mass shooting, or for several years during and following the recession, when we ranked room bargains at or near the top of the Top Ten from 2009 to mid-2016. I used to go to Vegas annually and drop thousands at the casino, I won’t go again if I have to wear a mask anywhere at all! And guess what? Excluded with no date for reopening given are nightclubs, day clubs, gentlemen’s clubs, brothels, and live sporting events. Vegas is no exception The vaccine testing is a joke. The machines had to be physically turned on one by one and the players in the first seats were in action before they could get all the way around the bar. Casinos are excluded for another week, but pending instructions to be issued by the Gaming Control Board, they’ll be allowed to open on June 4. Note: Individuals under 21 accompanied by parent/guardian and/or hotel guests are exempt from age restriction. Cancellations and Postponements due to coronavirus as of 3:30 p.m Monday March 16: Cancellations and Postponements due to coronavirus as of 3:30 p.m Friday March 13: Cancellations and Postponements due to coronavirus as of 12:30 p.m Thursday March 12: I can’t offhand think of a riskier place to visit right now than Vegas, with all the huge crowds, the constant contact with other people, and the visitation from all over the world. In other entertainment-related developments, the Springs Preserve nature park has reopened. The Boyd Gaming's properties will operate under limited amenities and capacity restrictions in compliance with state and local requirements. We expand on some of these points in our new YouTube post. The Palazzo is closing its hotel completely until December 23 (the casino remains open). and took out an Italian sub and olive salad. Then it sounds like you should just stay home. I really like The D, I go there every time I visit Las Vegas to play the horse race machine, and I am excited about Circa… But sheesh, a thousand dollar coin-in for a mask with a logo? That kind of thinking is part of why we are so deep into this mess. Will all of the casinos reopen? The best way to play is to call ahead and see what they require.   All Rights Reserved. Play slots, dozens of people have pushed that PLAY button. Judy, we’re putting up everything we come across in our cancellation list in this blog. Also, visiting a Las Vegas casino is completely voluntary and if the restrictions are too tight or too lax then simply don’t visit at this time. At the South Point buffet, where Bloody Mary’s are free for breakfast and used to be lined up on a service bar where customers picked them up, they’re now delivered by the waitress (at $9.95, the breakfast buffet is an excellent deal, especially with the 2-for-1 voucher available to LVA members in our Printable Rewards). There’s also been a lot of talk about requiring customers to wear masks. They are considered essential. The Orleans offers poker with limited hours and seating Still, this is the story that many want believed, because it draws attention away from the political aspects of the brawling in the streets, which leads to the inevitable questions about social justice, lawlessness, and leadership (or the lack thereof). People need to quit complaining and roll up their sleeves, it’s proven safe and it’s our only path. “Deals” should be phenomenal. The current “pause” is in place till January 15. It was virtue signalling at its worst. Metro is also acknowledging the problem and has pledged a stronger presence on the Strip, both with uniformed and plain-clothed officers, via a program dubbed “Operation Persistent Pressure.” That increased presence is obvious. Opened amenities include: The casinos contend they will go forward with the Thursday opening schedule and we expect to see high levels of protection, both on the streets with the police and the National Guard if necessary and inside the casinos with their private security forces. It’s even better at the two Sagos bars, where several of the video poker machines have been moved to the floor and the rule is you have to have to be served food to play. You’ve had your say. The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Unless they want them there for long-term use, absorbing the expense of making this move doesn’t make much sense given that the governor seems to be clearing a way to open the bars at the earliest date that he won’t be condemned for doing so. That’s the question everyone is now asking. Same extended closure mandates? I felt everyone is doing their part to work on social distancing and I felt quite safe. We also found 75 casinos with New Year’s Eve availability. The full room-rate report with specific details is available in the December Las Vegas Advisor. Yes, the server will return now and then to ask if anything needed, etc., but they are wearing masks and can stand back somewhat. I want all the casino resorts to thrive, but I personally put safety first, if you can not be distanced enough from fellow people, I think you have to leave your mask on and go drink somewhere you can isolate. Bus service on the Strip has been reduced by 50%. In a statement, the LVCVA said to “stay tuned” for better news about ringing in the new year here. If you haven’t played UNLV is preparing to transition to online instruction no later than April 3. UNLV and other league teams will play an 8-game conference-only schedule that will start on October 24. A lot of folks fudge on the mask mandate by letting them slide down and not cover their nose or mouth. Among those businesses were bars, and we went out that evening to get a feel for the openings. In other news, the state’s COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force has lifted bar restrictions in Washoe and Nye counties, but not Clark and Elko. Several that had intended to open won’t now—the big line-up of shows in the V and Saxe Theaters at Planet Hollywood, for example, have pushed their returns back to February. Update 10/28 Getting the Conventions Back. Come on, vaccines!! The AMC theaters at Town Square and the Rainbow Promenade are scheduled to open tomorrow. Update 3/24 — Day 7 of the Las Vegas Shutdown. The order effectively closes bars that don’t have kitchens. We conducted a major call-around and, as of this afternoon, the following were confirmed as accepting guests: Alexis Park, Artisan, Best Western Plus South Henderson, Candlewood Suites, Country Comfort Inn & Suites, Desert Moon Motel, Desert Paradise Resort by Diamond Resorts, Element Summerlin, Ellis Island, Embassy Suites Convention Center, Extended Stay America Midtown and Flamingo, Fortune Hotel & Suites, Hampton Inn Summerlin, Hampton Inn Tropicana, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacation Club, Hilton Grand Vacation Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton Airport, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hostel Cat, Howard Johnson by Wyndham, Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village, Jockey Club, LaQuinta Inn & Suites Airport, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Summerlin Tech, Marriott Grand Chateau, Motel 6 (all locations), Motel 8 Plus, OYO, Polo Towers, Railroad Pass, Renaissance, Residence Inn Airport, Residence Inn Green Valley, Residence Inn Las Vegas South, Rita Suites, Royal Resort, Serene, Shalimar Hotel, Siegal Slots & Suites, Skyline Hotel & Casino, Sunrise Inn Hotel, Thunderbird, TownPlace Suites by Marriott, Travelodge by Wyndham Center Strip, Tru by Hilton Las Vegas Airport, Tuscany, Westin Lake Las Vegas. We’ll find out tonight when the Las Vegas Raiders play the New Orleans Saints in the christening of Allegiant Stadium. Some casinos, e.g., those in the Caesars Entertainment group (Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, Flamingo, etc. It’s hard to remember sometimes, but after a while, it starts to become second nature. The first is a two-and-a-half-minute video, the last minute of which takes a look at Las Vegas during the shutdown. Operating as a restaurant or bar since 1958, the Hard Hat is considered to be the oldest dive bar in Las Vegas and it was hopping when we checked on a Thursday night. Officially, all of Nevada will remain in its current Phase Two stage through the end of July after an extension was mandated last week. Below are a few things to expect as the Bellagio Las Vegas opens Hakkassan’s entertainment venues in Las Vegas are closed until further notice. We get a lot of questions about what we think will happen on May 1. So while I previously thought that lasting till June was out of the question, I now feel that it’s the favorite. Some hotels had been accepting reservations for April 16 and beyond; those bookings will be canceled. Caesars Entertainment has suspended operations at its spas, fitness centers, restaurants and has canceled all ticketed live performances through the end of March. Me and my friends came to Vegas for my birthday, The move gives him some wiggle room in setting the rules, which was sorely needed given that the state was never allowed to progress from Phase Two of an originally planned minimum of four phases. The “crisis and tactical response” includes a K-9 team, members of which we have observed patrolling inside the property. The reason is that there are always lots of moving parts involved with third-party discounting. Not really. B Connected player loyalty program comes to Cannery Casino Hotel starting June 4th. On Thursday, June 4th, Station Casinos plans to reopen Red Rock, Green Valley Ranch, Palms Place, Santa Fe Station, Boulder Station, Palace Station and Sunset Station properties. No one knows, and some believe you can’t even walk in to buy a drink or gamble without reserving. Also closed are the stand-alone bars. company held a press conference this week during which it didn’t say much A Twitter announcement from MGM Resorts International indicated that the complete weekday closure shouldn’t extend past February, but the policy will be reevaluated as that time approaches. Hasn’t everyone had the virus already!?? MGM isn’t the only one opening shows. By that time, all hotel guests will be required to have checked out. In the bars, it was like a mini-New Year’s Eve where we were at one of the PT’s, with players positioned at video poker machines and counting down to midnight. Of these, 70% were not acted on (business was deemed essential, was closed when visited, etc.). Casino Openings in Other States — Almost everyone assumes that the casinos will be empty immediately after reopening, but there’s evidence to the contrary considering openings in other states. So far we’ve confirmed that there are playable machines at Crown & Anchor East and West, Casino Valley Verde, Mad Matty’s, Winchell’s (Ann Rd. He’d stipulated the same in his previous press conference, but couched it more as a request. And after postponing the football season last month, the Mountain West conference has decided to play after all. It’s complicated, but by our understanding, the order prohibits access to bar areas, including bars in restaurants and casinos. The booking window was only one day, but several LVA readers who are on our email list (sign up in the sidebar on this page) got the notice and were able to book. Yes, it’s Day 76, impossible as that sounds. 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