It feels great to think about planning visits to Las Vegas for next year already. Thanks to some eager casinos, it’s time to get started. Las Vegas casinos are already releasing information for Super Bowl parties in 2022!
This isn’t another Vegas is back(!) blog post. Technically all entertainment news in Las Vegas can be considered “Vegas is back” but that’s another story. During the second quarter and into July just about every hotel increased room occupancy. Hotel rooms at the Vegas Strip casinos were more than 90% full from Friday through Sunday.
Las Vegas buffets are back! Well, sorta. Not all Las Vegas buffets have reopened but many on the Vegas Strip are back. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of all Las Vegas buffets last year. Casino operators have had time to evaluate if the self-serve all-you-can-eat dining concepts are worth reopening.
Last year was sort of a dud for enjoying all that Las Vegas has to offer. Even though I live here, there wasn’t too much time spent in casinos for the vast majority of the year. As the year was coming to an end, I started making my way back into the real world…the world of casinos and hotels. You may remember my trip to spend a few days working at a Delano suite. I’ve loved the property since it opened but that was my first time staying there. Now that all the amenities are open again, I might have to make another trip to the all-suite hotel at Mandalay Bay.
Prior to COVID-19, a travel survey from Orbitz showed that 77% of vacationers were planning to take their pets on a road trip during the summer. Anecdotally, plenty of people added pets to their homes while being locked down last year. Growing attached to furry friends over the past year likely means that even more people will consider traveling with their pets. Have no fear, Las Vegas is here for pets and their owners.
The World Series Of Poker (WSOP) is returning to Las Vegas with a full schedule of live poker action taking place at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. This year the event will begin on Thursday, Sept. 30. There will be non-stop poker through the event’s conclusion before the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesday, Nov. 23. Online and in-person registration will open in August.
In May, Caesars closed or didn’t reopen many of its smaller shows in Las Vegas. Wayne Newton, Anthony Cools, and Chippendales are some of the more popular names that won’t be returning to Caesars’ properties. Some of the shows are already lining up new homes. For example, Mac King is relocating from Harrah’s to Excalibur. Magician Xavier Mortimer is moving to The Strat.
I recently enjoyed my first Vegas vacation in more than a year. Living in the Las Vegas suburbs can only offer so much fun. Prior to this vacation, visiting casinos was either to work in a room or just to check out the scene. This was the first trip that involved no work and only fun. This was a vacation for eating, drinking, and gambling in various casinos like the good ole days! The experience was different but still as much fun as I remember.
Wynn Las Vegas has a packed entertainment schedule this summer for fans of standup comedy. Some of the performers are new to the luxury casino resort while others are making return engagements. Beginning June, six different comedians will grace the stage at the Encore Theater. The summer comedy performances will kick off with one of the most popular comedians in the country returning to Wynn for shows in front of a packed audience once again.
Harrah’s Las Vegas recently unveiled “new” renovations to the property. Well, some of this is new but this has been an ongoing project for a few years. Hotel room renovations at Harrah’s started waaaay back in 2016 and again in 2018 with the Valley Tower. All 2,542 rooms at Harrah’s are now completely renovated.
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