The casino floor and most venues at Circa Resort & Casino will open for the first time on October 28. The hotel will open a couple of months later in December. Just about everything will be available for visitors except the hotel rooms when the first casino-resort built from the ground up in downtown Las Vegas since 1980 is ready for the public.
The merger of Caesars Entertainment and Eldorado Resorts is finally done! It took more than a year to complete after the deal was announced in June 2019. The companies had to get approval from the gaming commission of every state where it has a casino as well as the Federal Trade Commission before finalizing the deal.
The spread of coronavirus across the US might be slowing in some areas but not everywhere. Las Vegas is being affected by the virus in a variety of ways. It’s definitely not good but Las Vegas is still Las Vegas. It’s just toned down a little.
The spread of COVID-19 around the world has slowed down a lot of industries. Casino and gaming outfits are no different than most businesses. As you know by now, casinos were closed for a while to help slow the spread of the virus. Excitement to return to casinos was high for a limited audience. Las Vegas casinos were only able to operate at 50% capacity. There wasn’t a need for new casino games as people were just happy to get out of the house and enjoy one of their favorite forms of entertainment.
Circa Resort & Casino is very slowly revealing itself to the public. Derek Stevens, owner of The D and Golden Gate casinos in downtown Las Vegas first announced plans for Circa in the beginning of 2019. In December, construction on Circa was halfway complete and the target opening date in December was looking good.
We recently looked at outdoor dining options around Las Vegas. The article Al Fresco Dining Las Vegas had a brief overview of the restaurants at Red Rock Casino. I want to further hone in on a few casinos off the beaten path. As you may or may not know, I live near Summerlin. The community is about 20-30 minutes west of the Vegas Strip. Summerlin is home to three very different locals casinos – Red Rock Casino, Suncoast casino, and Rampart casino (with J.W. Marriot hotel).
According to the latest Visitor Profile from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) people visiting Sin City are spending more on sightseeing (page 42) than the past few years. While the average visitor spends almost $40 on sightseeing, many of the activities can be enjoyed for free if you stay on the Vegas Strip or have a car to take some trips. Today, we’ll look at some things to do outdoors in and around Las Vegas.
Dining al fresco seems to be a big deal around the country. States reopening after being closed to help slow the spread of coronavirus are more likely to allow outdoor dining than indoor dining. This seems like a big deal for much of the country. However, this isn’t new in Las Vegas. Eating outdoors has been a Las Vegas tradition during the summer months for as long as I can remember. That said, it might be more in demand than ever as people acclimate to spending time out of their houses again.
This is normally the time of year I take a summer vacation in Las Vegas. This is the one week every year where I try not to open my laptop and just spend time decompressing in a casino on the Vegas Strip. Well, that’s not happening right now for a variety of reasons. I have a plan for at least a working vacation in a few weeks but that’s a story for another time.
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