Has there been any new buzzing going about regarding when shows may start to open back up? We’re not saying that anymore. The news came in a letter from the team to season-ticket holders last week. Yup, Steve “wishy-washy” our Governor – he was tolerable as a County Commissioner, terrible as Governor… The Venetian Las Vegas reopened the Venetian and the Palazzo towers to the public on June 4th. Vegas is no exception The vaccine testing is a joke. You might have to cue up briefly to be scanned manually or hold your wrist up to a machine. Update 5/13 — Day 57 of the Las Vegas Shutdown. That pressure will only increase as the red ink adds up. Today we walked into Roma Deli on Spring Mountain Rd. UNLV and other league teams will play an 8-game conference-only schedule that will start on October 24. There are, also, explanations for the early (February) response to wearing masks by the CDC and WHO. Pre-register for a COVID-19 Test cvtestreg.nmhealth.org Register now using the New Mexico Department of Health online registration tool to receive a test or immunization at one of our various locations throughout the state. beyond describing its distancing and sanitary procedures. In general, however, it seems like the trend is toward diminishing counts. Rather, in most cases you call and order, then walk in and get it. Opened amenities include: It’s a natural move for Play it Again Sam’s, which is one of only two topless clubs that has video poker machines (the other is Club Platinum, which isn’t open). Do you happen to have a list of bars that are open? Ween “March Mitzvah” weekend scheduled to take place on March 19-22 has been rescheduled to take place on October 2-4. It’s now been close to three weeks since the reopening of the casinos and Vegas seems to be settling into a routine. A full-service casino Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring scheduled for March 14 has been postponed to July 25. This Phase One designation is scheduled to run through May 31, but could be altered sooner. At Circa, two of us moved from Mega Bar inside the casino to the outside bar thinking it might be a little less strict, but it was no different. We gotta get this place opened up. Go the the PT’s website to get sign-up instructions. Same extended closure mandates? You are free to feel the way you do about people, but your notion that hotel guests come to Las Vegas to commit crimes completely ignores the requirements of getting a room in the first place. With visitors having been kicked out of their accommodations, it’s handy to know where you can get a room in a pinch. By the way, Anthony is the only one in the office every day. The order effectively closes bars that don’t have kitchens. It felt completely different walking around the casino, and to be honest, we won’t be going back for awhile (that’s hard for me to say, because I love Vegas). In a surprise move, Caesars Entertainment has announced that it will reinstate parking fees at most of its casinos. Thank you so much for your personal reply. Already Opened - The following MGM Resorts have opened: Bellagio, New York-New York, The Excalibur, MGM Grand Las Vegas and The Signature, The Excalibur and Luxor Hotel & Casino: Bellagio Las Vegas Opium has also taken a temporary hiatus. There were declarations of May 15, but today is May 13 and we’re pretty confident that it’s not gonna happen in the next two days. away. As you’d expect, it’s a surreal atmosphere. As expressed in the previous Update, many believe that tomorrow’s review will result in the lifting of the Las Vegas bar restrictions. Restaurants that have a liquor license, along with those that get a temporary license for this purpose, can sell sealed bottles of beer, wine, and liquor to customers who place an accompanying food order. The order goes into effect on June 26.). Adding a big wild card into the game, Nevada governor Steve Sisolak has tested positive for COVID and it’s anyone’s guess how that will play into the decision. With questions constantly coming in about the state of Las Vegas during the pandemic, we decided that this was a good opportunity to initiate the channel. Gov. Update 5/27 — Day 71 of the Las Vegas Shutdown. Previously scheduled to expire this Saturday, the current restrictions — 25% capacity in casinos, restaurants, and bars; reservations required to dine out; 50-max at gatherings, and strict mask rules — will remain in force until February 15. Several bars including the Dorsey Cocktail Bar and Electra, the fully renovated Venetian pool deck, fitness center and multiple retail outlets. I think the safety measures are completely reasonable. getting close, but things change daily and it’s not easy to keep score. Las Vegas Advisor: Nevada governor extends COVID-19 restrictions again Looking Back Jan. 20, 2009: Hawaii-born Barack Obama becomes 44th president of the United States The total expected value of this year’s gambling offers is $622, with $65 of it in free-play. Lordy. Special Olympics Nevada is canceling all upcoming competitions, practices, and Healthy Athletics events through March 31. Outside of the casinos, so many bars have now moved machines to the floor that it’s not practical to list them anymore. I’m still planning on coming. After being removed from many states’ travel bans after the initial peak in coronavirus impacts, the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Nevada has the Silver State being added back to those lists. If we had to bet, we’d take the over on that one, though not by much. It was also announced today that the annual Global Gaming Expo, the largest gambling-industry trade show of the year that runs every October, has been canceled. company held a press conference this week during which it didn’t say much Florida named COVID … The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas will reopen Thursday, June 18. take you on some wild rides and you get to test drive here at no risk. He describes a deafening roar then a clear glimpse of the formation for only about a second before the planes blew by his window and were out of sight. Also, the Electric Daisy Carnival that was rescheduled from May to October has now been canceled completely. The specific process by which a casino can be granted permission to open has not been disclosed, but it appears that Gaming will pretty much leave the timing up to the individual properties. Convenience stores are open. The prize is a 2-day stay and $300 in comps at The STRAT or one of Golden Gaming’s Laughlin properties. The MGM Vegas properties will not be taking any reservations for future guests’ arrivals prior to May 1. The first is Ultimate X video poker. The Orleans offers poker with limited hours and seating This week Caesars ran a one-day-only special for $10 rooms at Flamingo and Harrah’s. There were no major changes to policy this week—the bars remain open and the relaxed gathering rules are in place. Free CLEs: On Demand Video: Covid-19 and Tax Relief for Individuals and Corporations Under the CARES Act. We’ve been prompted by security, or even patrons, to put on a mask on occasions where we’ve forgotten. Political comments are OK and allowed as long as they’re civil and relevant to the discussion, as yours is. If With all the hoopla to come and see the most beautiful casino in Vegas, of course people would be surprised and disappointed, i.e. The Las Vegas Strip faces a more difficult Check it out frequently and be surprised! Today Caesars Entertainment properties took it a step further, announcing that all guests at its properties nationwide must wear facial coverings at all times, except when they’re drinking and/or eating. Normally there’s time to work out the kinks. It kind of points to a lot of people liking to rat on others, whether justified or not. NHL pauses season with no Vegas Golden Knight practices or games. ), and Four Kegs. If you read this post after April 19, you can still play the Week 2 tournament through April 26 and Week 3 through May 3. Nevada’s COVID numbers weren’t stellar, so delaying the lifting of the bar-closure order might not have looked good. New York-New York Requirements through at least Jan. 15 include: • Wearing a mask at all times, both inside and outside, when around people who are not part of your immediate household. By ignoring the overwhelming evidence that cloth masks, when worn properly, can mitigate the spread of covid-19, you become part of the problem with the skyrocketing transmission rate. It’s not known if the move is permanent, but other small casinos that have recently taken tables off the floor – e.g., Wild Wild West and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder – remain machines only. Whereas this number typically dwindles quickly, we expect that won’t be the case this year. Same for certain bars, e.g., both Crown & Anchors, Mad Matty’s, and Casino Valley Verde, all of which have machines located on the floor. Luxor is a Caesars property, so as of now yes. I loved it, and will go back in 3 weeks with a new group of friends. And at the casinos we’ve checked, every second machine has been disabled. In an hour-long press conference last week, Nevada’s governor presented a plan that had no dates, but is reliant on reported infection results for reopening actions. But is it? Opening at New York-New York Hotel Casino will be: If you want something from a particular restaurant, call them up and see if they pick up the phone. Wynn will also be screening temperatures using non-invasive thermal scanners at all entrances. Travel restrictions: All travelers arriving at Hawaii's airports, including residents, must complete the required paperwork. Though not confirmed, it’s believed that the buffets at the Golden Nugget and Treasure Island will not reopen at any point. Steve Sisolak discusses Nevadas recent COVID-19 figures during a press conference at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on … The South Point has reopened its buffet. With the New Year’s Eve Strip party canceled, there’s been a question about how Las Vegas will celebrate. My understanding is that if you serve food your bar can be open. Now that will be the end of it here. It also allows church gatherings that don’t exceed 50 people. UNLV will presumably play its games in Allegiant Stadium. I would think since they’re not allowing bars to reopen they can reopen shows, even if they are at reduced capacity (like every other seat only and stagger the rows like a checker board) that would be better than nothing. As mentioned in the previous update, many want to blame the heightened violence over the Labor Day weekend on low room rates, the argument being that low rates attracted the wrong class of visitor. There was supposed to be a party downtown with a $25 admission charge, but the plug got pulled on that this morning. Dry-cleaners are open. A screening of symptoms for the coronavirus will take place before an individual can conti… The Las Vegas Pro Classic is being moved from April 18-19 to July 16-18. Wow, your vacation was worth more than people’s lives? All MGM Resorts’ nightclubs and dayclubs have closed temporarily. Do you have a Nevada State Bank credit card? The most high-profile of them is the 51st World Series of Poker, which was set to begin May 26. A much bigger story brewing right now has significant ties to the state of the nation in general. All gaming machines in the entire state were also turned off. The visibility and frequency of cleaning will be significantly increased throughout the public and non-public areas of the property. As a result, for the first time ever, Las Vegas is now pretty much closed. Get rid of the mask rules and me and my friends will come back, but will not until I am granted the same right to breathe as a goddamn cockroach! For example, will they block off three out of every four seats in the new sports book at Circa? The collection of restaurants, bars, and stores in the Fremont East District attracts good crowds, so we wanted to check it out on opening night. There’s a lot of discontent among the bar workforce that the casinos are allowed to keep operating. This includes all casinos. Note that due to this full shutdown, we’ll no longer be updating the cancelation list below; just about every event of importance has been canceled. Have the table minimums increased? Costs them maybe one or two dollars, they should just give those out to anyone on the casino floor. Some restaurants and stores are open, though the playgrounds are closed and the mechanical praying mantis is dormant (it usually bobs up and down and breathes fire). COVID is a bit worse than the flu. The reason given? The masks are just the latest precaution, though the steps taken are different from place to place. On the negative side, recent victims of the pandemic include the Circus Circus buffet and Pamplemousse Le Restaurant, Las Vegas’ original fine French restaurant, neither of which will reopen. In addition, numerous casinos are undergoing “deep cleanings and disinfecting of flat surfaces and high-touchpoint areas.” Thus far, though, none has implemented the extraordinary precaution of taking the physical temperatures of guests who look ill that Encore Boston Harbor is reportedly undertaking (discreetly and with non-contact digital thermometers). Nevadans failed to recall Siisylack (sic). These babies move! The whole thing, not including tip, came to about $23 with the discount and the credit card recoup (Shang’s beef pancake is fabulous). According to reports, about half of customers have been wearing masks. We now ‘tag and bag’ during off peak hours. After the opening of the Northern Quest Resort You might decide more carefully next time you vote or MAYBE a recall would get his attention and your jobs back. This governor is out of touch with the unique economy of this state and seems to care only about being the supreme unquestioned authority. You decided YOU didn’t have to wear a mask to PROTECT others JUST incase? The PRCA’s contract to host NFR in Las Vegas runs through 2024, so the event should return next year. Physical distancing measures in place at all locations These situations have to be addressed and it looks like that’s happening. Bars with bartop machines remain off limits. The Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Las Vegas – one of the most iconic landmarks of the Las Vegas skyline, features a special twinkling light show at 8 p.m. PT every night for 10 minutes to honor healthcare workers, in tandem with Paris, France. Why you and all others that don’t believe masking up will make things better is a mystery to me. Sports books are open at Aliante, Cannery, Fremont, Gold Coast, Sam's Town, Suncoast and The Orleans Mystère at Treasure Island Here are a couple of free and fun online diversions to scratch your video poker itch. KÀ at MGM Grand Will customers be barred from entry on weekends? To say that industry observers are pessimistic about the next report is an understatement at best. This is equilavent of flu virus. PT’s Video Poker Tournaments Return — The free PT’s video poker tournaments are back, running through June 7. Here are the bar rules as they’ve been explained to us. Things are gonna Again, thank you so much! We’ve added a note to the most recent Update. The deep knowledge which you obviously don’t want to believe is contained in statements by the CDC, WHO, Mayo Clinic and all (100%) other reputable medical practitioners and entities. In a news conference yesterday, governor Sisolak declared that the state would enter Phase One of the recovery plan at 12:01 a.m. on May 9, almost a week earlier than originally planned (the period up till now has been termed Phase Zero). He didn’t get in trouble. Cheetah’s gentlemen’s club has indicated it will not reopen and Sundance Helicopters announced that it has permanently suspended its tour flights in Las Vegas, though it will continue to provide contractual charter flights. That action is pending and doesn’t figure to have enough time to play out before the order is rescinded. Meanwhile, fallout from the economic impact of the pandemic continues to show. As detailed in the August Las Vegas Advisor, room rates are beginning to drop. May 22 is the Friday before Memorial Day weekend and would seem the perfect choice, coinciding with the date that the Wynn has already announced. Restaurants are allowed to offer delivery and take-out service. I have no idea whether masks work or not, so no, I don’t acknowledge that you should (or shouldn’t) wear one. By that time, all hotel guests will be required to have checked out. Will The Mirage Hotel and casino be cancelling any upcoming Shin Lim shows? Normally we’d have posted lists of Easter-egg hunts and other activities along with a “Vegas News” reminder about special meals and crowd counts. The festival Tacos & Tamales at Desert Breeze Park on March 28 has been canceled. Customers lined up outside the casinos waiting for the doors to open. Already Opened - The following Caesars Entertainment resorts have opened: Caesars Palace, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah's Las Vegas, and Paris Las Vegas. We don’t know where the May 23 date came from in the above photo and if things will change then, but as of now you can’t just walk in and buy a cocktail anywhere. Being the easily influenced person you are, I’m sure that will suit you just fine. MGM Resorts is closing the buffets at all its Strip casinos as of this Sunday, March 15. Offer valid while supplies last. Construction on the MSG Sphere has been suspended. Do your own research. Luxor is shutting down, so that’s a no on honoring the reservation on those dates. 2. One thing I would assume to be true is that a lot of people now simply show up in Las Vegas with the expectation of latching on to some action and finding a place to stay in a hotel room rented by someone they may not even know, and I think that that is where a lot of problems start. Zumanity at New York-New York The list of restaurant deals for take-out or delivery from various sources continues to grow. The poker area will be located on the casino floor near the sports book. Will restaurants with open tables and no reservations on the books be fined for accepting a walk-in? Nevada to continue to operate under COVID-19 restrictions, Gov. Also closed are the stand-alone bars. Thank you for the update. Last week we were telling callers that most things were normal in Las Vegas. Nevada’s seven state museums are closing until the end of the month. It’s unclear when, or whether, the theaters will reopen. It’s intuitive and fun. You have to wear it at all times when playing at a table or slot machine. but the printout is even more direct and hard to argue with. A little more than a month after the reopening of casinos and bars, things have begun to slow down. That sounds reasonable, but look at the rest of the plan. Reopening quietly last week was the Silver Nugget in Las Vegas. Gov. Pretty cool. Nevada is in the midst of a “statewide pause” due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Here in California we are having a spike as well, same thing as Nevada, the more you open up means more cases, which ends up meaning more deaths…. Several casinos have made statements that they’ll be up and running on May 1, but that can happen only if the order to close isn’t extended and that’s pick ’em at best. As the ‘cat is out of the bag’ in terms of current COVID incidence in the US, then we all need to take a personal responsibility and operate within our own comfort zone while complying with local, state and federal guidelines/mandates. Handwashing stations installed throughout casino floors. I have the gaming control board on speed dial. Rooms at Encore are lit in the shape of a heart, while the Wynn’s, which originally spelled out “#Vegas Strong,” now displays “Hope Shines Bright.”. This is totally political. Sisolak’s original 30-day mandate, issued on March 17, would have allowed the casinos to reopen on April 16, but that’s now off the table. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The property's Fitness Center will be available to hotel guests See the 4/19 Update in this blog for details on how to play. Hakkassan’s entertainment venues in Las Vegas are closed until further notice. Governor Sisolak has raised the 50-person limit on public gatherings to 250, opening the door for some showrooms and theaters to resume ticketed performances. I love visiting Vegas and have done so twice since the beginning of the pandemic. For example, MGM will open Bellagio and New York-New York only to start. There are never any amended timetables for reopening put forth (it’s a 30-day mandate, so current reopening should be on or about April 16), but to be fair, how can anyone provide that information at this point. Swan tests are mainly antibody tests that tell you nothing of infection status. The Wicked Spoon has always employed a small-plates format, where the portions are already determined, so the experience should feel relatively familiar. It’s a convenient excuse. It’ll take a few months to even approach some semblance of normalcy, and likely the entire year to reach it. We also used the NSB credit card for another 10% in cash back. Nevada’s COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force determined last week that the Las Vegas bar restrictions would remain in place. In the casinos, you’ll absolutely feel the effect when trying to get a drink. Treasure Island has closed its Corner Market Buffet. In an odd requirement, only customers with reservations at restaurants and appointments at salons can be accepted. We’ll post developments on this page as they unfold, including an ongoing list of event cancellations, of which there will be many. The public can call 702-229-CARE (2273) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — COVID-19 cases are soaring. Las Vegas businesses seem to be adapting and some are getting creative, e.g., setting up (heated) tents outside to accommodate more customers. For example, can you walk into a bar to play video poker and order a hamburger without a reservation? Mandalay Bay is shutting down Fleur, Aureole, and Mizuya as of Sunday, while Libertine Social is cutting back its hours to Thursday through Sunday. As the resorts reopen, the city is closely monitoring the global health response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and the World Health Organization. Me and my friends came to Vegas for my birthday, B Connected player loyalty program comes to Cannery Casino Hotel starting June 4th. The rest of the property will remain open weekdays, including the casino, restaurants, and Grand Canal Shoppes. I suggest a push back on this hoax. Realizing that Las Vegas needs convention business, plans are in the works to raise the capacity for conventions to 50% of normal starting on New Year’s Day 2021. We’ve spent a lot of time walking around the city and what’s surprising is how busy the non-casino bars are. Where To Watch Super Bowl LV. 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