Las Vegas gets busier every day. The warmer weather is giving regional visitors another excuse to drive into town for a few days of fun. COVID-19 vaccinations encourage guests from around the country to fly once again. It’s almost as if the global pandemic is coming to an end.
Las Vegas is noticeably busier than any time in more than a year. The streets are full of tourists and the casinos are packed with gamblers. So many restaurants have lines of people waiting. Restaurants and bars are still operating under 50% capacity limits. This should be changing soon.
Harmon Corner is becoming a very busy destination on the Vegas Strip. The property next to Planet Hollywood and across from the Cosmopolitan continues to bring new tenants that are attracting more visitors. This isn’t a casino or a venue with an abundance of unique attractions. Rather Harmon Corner is next to the Miracle Mile Shops and made up of mostly fair-priced restaurants that appeal to a broad audience.
Last year Penn National Gaming (PNG) sold the land underneath the Tropicana to Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI). The company had been contemplating a sale of the entire property since buying Barstool Sports earlier in the year. The company has been spending much of its time transitioning from being just a casino operator to an online sports betting company with land-based casinos around the country.
Resorts World Las Vegas continues to come together. The casino-resort on the north end of the Vegas Strip is still on schedule to open this summer. In the meantime, the company keeps releasing new information about the property. The last batch of news about Resorts World is two bars and lounges. Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge is a brand new concept. Wally’s Wine may be a brand familiar to some visitors familiar with locations in California. As you’d imagine the Las Vegas location will be a bit different.
One of the signs that Las Vegas is returning to the city it was in 2019 is the return of large gatherings. Las Vegas is traditionally home to many conferences, conventions, and a variety of events. While a car auction isn’t huge like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Barrett-Jackson auction is a mainstay for auto enthusiasts from around the country. After skipping a year at Mandalay Bay, Barrett-Jackson is returning to Las Vegas. This year, the auction is on the move just off the Vegas Strip.
The annual Forbes Travel Guide gives props to a total of 44 businesses in Las Vegas. As usual, the vast majority of the hotels, restaurants, and spas receiving recommendations and stars are located on the Vegas Strip.
Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is open for business! The 60,000-square-foot casino and hotel are mostly open to the public. The newest casino in Las Vegas was built using the foundation of the former Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The pool and entertainment venue formerly known as The Joint will open soon. The sportsbook is open for watching games but won’t be taking wagers until early summer.
Harrah’s is the first casino in Las Vegas (and the entire state of Nevada) to install Roll To Win Craps from Aruze. This is the ninth Caesars casino in the US to install Roll To Win craps. This hybrid craps table game allows players to shoot live dice across a large LED playing field and place all their bets electronically.
Las Vegas continues to open up after dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for a year. Capacity in casinos is now up to 50%. Restaurants and bars can now seat up to 50% of the listed capacity. While there’s a limit to how many people can attend large gatherings, venues may submit plans to offer seats for up to 50% capacity. More shows are opening and the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing fans to attend games. Even dayclubs and nightclubs are opening for warmer days and more fun nights. Most importantly, more casinos are reopening operations all day, every day.
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