Caesars and MGM announces more Las Vegas Strip openings

  • Caesars announces re-opening the Linq by Friday
  • Race and sportsbook at Caesars Palace are expected to resume operations
  • Customers can expect food and beverage offerings at the Linq to be open
  • MGM Resorts announces re-opening 4 hotels including the Luxor, Aria, Mandalay Bay, and the Four Seasons Las Vegas. 
  • The Mandalay Bay Palace mall reopens its doors for shoppers June 25.
  • MGM CEO Bill Hornbuckle, “Our guests are having a great time and are thrilled to be back in the city they love.”

Caesars Entertainment announced that the casino floor at the Linq will open this coming Friday. The announcement came minutes before MGM announced re-opening 4 hotels by July 1. 

After a successful opening weekend at Caesars Palace, the Flamingo and Harrah’s decided to extend operations to the Linq.

Caesars Entertainment CEO Tony Radio said, “We are encouraged by customer interest and visits, strong demand and the implementation, so far, of our enhanced health and safety protocols.”

He added, “This is a new way of operating, and we will continue to evaluate and adjust our procedures to enhance guest and team member comfort and experiences.” 

MGM has also had a successful run this weekend which encouraged it to announce further re-openings by July 1.  

The next MGM hotels set to open will include the Luxor, Aria, Mandalay Bay, and the Four Seasons Las Vegas. 

What to expect from Caesars re-openings this weekend?

Customers can expect food and beverage offerings at the Linq which will include “Guy’s Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar, Nook Cafe, Hash House, Catalyst Bar and Re: Match Bat, and O’sheas,” Las Vegas Sun.

Over and above, the race and sportsbook at Caesars Palace will resume operations starting this Friday. 

At Harrah’s, customers can choose between hanging out at the Piano Bar, the Carnaval Court Bar, or the Fulton Street Food Hall Grill. 

Caesars announced that they will provide all their employees with masks, while some employees will receive gloves depending on the guidelines of their job descriptions. 


So far, Caesars will not require visitors to wear masks, although they will be encouraging it along with other health and hygiene tips and measures. 


Social distancing is expected to be enforced heavily around table games and slot machines. 


Richard Broom said, “We are excited to welcome back guests and team members with enhanced health and safety protocols in compliance with state directives.”


MGM Resorts plans to re-open four more hotels by July 1

MGM Resorts announced re-opening of the Luxor, Aria and Mandalay Bay. 


MGM CEO Bill Hornbuckle said, “Our guests are having a great time and are thrilled to be back in the city they love.”


He added, “We are eager to get more of our employees back to work and enhance the Las Vegas experience with additional resorts.”

It is worth mentioning that the Mandalay Bay Palace mall will re-open for shoppers by June 25.

I'm Adam Shaw, Senior Editor and one of the first members at VegasSlots. I'm a massive football sports fan but also love casinos and occasional trips to Las Vegas. Gaming runs in the family

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