Caesars Entertainment announced today that Rio will reopen on December 22, 2020. The hotel and some amenities will join the casino in welcoming guests back to the property in March.
Rio closed due to orders from Governor Sisolak that shuttered the state’s gaming industry. All other Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas are already open.
Cromwell was its last closed Las Vegas Strip casino. It welcomed guests back on October 29.
The hotel will reopen with the casino on December 22. It will accept guests seven days a week through January 3, 2021. It will then only be open Thursday through Sunday nights. The casino floor and some amenities will be open during the week.
This matches its policy at Planet Hollywood. Encore, Palazzo and Park MGM also close hotel rooms on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The entire Encore casino floor also closes during this time. Palazzo and Park MGM keep casino floors and other amenities open on weekdays.
Many other amenities will return to Rio at its grand reopening. This includes the new William Hill sportsbook and the adjoining keno lounge.
Restaurants reopening at Rio include All-American Bar & Grille, Hash Hash a Go Go, Starbucks, Voodoo Grill and Sports Deli. Five bars will be open on the property. There will also be a logo store available for retail needs.
Penn & Teller announced that their show will return to Rio. Dates and times are not yet available.
Las Vegas casinos still closed
With the Rio announcement, the only companies with casinos still closed in the Las Vegas market with no reopening date are Boyd Gaming and Station Casinos. Boyd Gaming’s closed properties are Eastside Cannery, Eldorado and Main Street Station. The closed Station Casinos properties are Fiesta Henderson, Fiesta Rancho, Palms and Texas Station.
Two casinos remain closed in unincorporated Clark County south of Las Vegas. Buffalo Bill’s in Primm is closed indefinitely. Terrible’s in Jean, formerly Goldstrike, has the same status.