Caesars Entertainment has announced the completion of the $200m renovation project of its Harrah’s Las Vegas casino resort on the Strip. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Flagship facility gets a facelift
Caesars Entertainment has announced the completion of the $200m renovation project of its Harrah’s Las Vegas casino resort. The Vegas Strip facility – Harrah’s flagship property – took to Twitter on Friday to provide details about the upgrades:
A total of 2,542 guest rooms received upgrades during the course of the renovations. The casino floor also underwent complete remodeling, while new LED marquees were added to two of the property’s Las Vegas Strip entrances.
To mark the completion of the years-long renovation work, Harrah’s general manager and senior vice president Dan Walsh turned on the new purple facade lighting on Thursday last week.
Revamped casino floor retains safety restrictions
Following the renovation, the 87,000-square-foot casino floor at Harrah’s Las Vegas now sports new tiling, carpeting, lighting, and more modern restrooms. There are also marble floors and counters, as well as bronze columns that have wooden paneling.
Dan Walsh said that “revamping Harrah’s Las Vegas not only enhances the guest experience but also further reflects the fun and energy that makes Las Vegas such a unique travel destination.”
health and safety restrictions will remain in place
Certain health and safety restrictions will remain in place at the property, as part of Caesars Entertainment’s protocols to protect workers, guests, and the wider community as much as possible. Measures include the requirement for non-vaccinated workers and guests to continue to wear masks.
Sin City casinos getting back to normal
Casinos in Las Vegas appear to be getting back to normal in recent weeks and months. With COVID-19 vaccination programs in full swing, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has gradually been rolling back statewide restrictions. Casino facilities are now able to operate at 100% capacity once more, and revenues are returning to pre-pandemic levels.
gambling revenue in Nevada surpassed $1bn for the second month
In April, gambling revenue in Nevada surpassed $1bn for the second month in a row. The Las Vegas Strip generated $483.4m for the month – a 0.3% rise from April 2019. Las Vegas visitor levels were still down 27% in comparison to April 2019 figures, with hotel occupancy and airline passenger levels also being significantly lower.
Some industry experts believe it will take a couple of years before Las Vegas visitor numbers fully recover from the coronavirus pandemic. However, they acknowledge that the improving gaming revenues are a positive sign for the region’s casinos.