Las Vegas casinos were permitted to reopen on June 4, 2020. There were 61 Las Vegas casino reopenings that day. A total of 25 remained closed. Nine of those properties reopened later with 16 still shuttered as of July 24, 2020. The list below details what is known about the future of these casino-hotels.
Closed Las Vegas Strip casinos
There are five closed casinos on the Las Vegas Strip. Only one has a scheduled reopening date.
It appears that Cromwell will not reopen soon. Love Island, a reality TV show, is reportedly taking the hotel over for a quarantine filming for the series. Details, including filming dates, are not yet available. However, this would seem to keep Cromwell closed for months. Its small hotel and casino floor, as well as reliance on nightclub business, made it likely to be one of the last Caesars properties to reopen all along.
Mirage is closed indefinitely. It is accepting reservations, but those guests get bumped to another company property when the date arrives. As I noted in my predictions during the closure, Mirage seems like the odd MGM Resorts property out. It is not connected to the company’s other Las Vegas properties. I expect Park MGM to open before Mirage. It is the only other MGM Resorts casino property still shuttered.
There is no reopening date for Park MGM. Rumors are that it was set aside to host players if the NBA or NHL chose Las Vegas to complete the season. That never happened. I expect it to be the next MGM Resorts casino to reopen, but that could be months away. There is some evidence that it will be a nonsmoking property when it returns.
Planet Hollywood does not have a reopening date. It will likely be the next Caesars Entertainment property to return. However, Bally’s just opened, and there is not much demand to expand hotel capacity now. It will likely remain closed until closer to Labor Day, maybe beyond.
Tropicana is the only one of the five shuttered Las Vegas Strip casinos with an open date. It is scheduled to welcome guests again on September 1.
Near Las Vegas Strip
Three casinos near the Las Vegas Strip remain closed. These properties are aimed more at tourists than locals.
Palms is closed indefinitely. It is not taking any reservations. However, Palms Place is open, and rooms are available there.
Oyo, the former Hooters property, has pushed its reopening date back three times. It started out at July 1. It moved to July 16, then August 5, before the current September 1 date.
Rio is accepting reservations starting August 3. It keeps bumping existing reservations to the Strip when the date arrives. Rio seems like the most likely on this list to never reopen. The two-year leaseback, which is already about one-third over, is problematic for the property’s future under Caesars Entertainment.
Downtown Las Vegas
Main Street Station
Main Street Station is the only closed casino in downtown Las Vegas. It is owned by Boyd Gaming. The company owns two other downtown casinos, one of which is connected to Main Street Station and is much slower than usual. Main Street Station is not expected to open at least until Hawaii eases its travel restrictions with the mainland. That is still likely several months away.
Las Vegas locals casinos
There are seven locals casinos that remain closed. Only one has a reopening date set.
Eastside Cannery is closed indefinitely. It is not taking reservations for any date. It has struggled since it opened in 2008. Boyd Gaming acquired it in 2016 and downsized its operations. The company also owns Sam’s Town and Jokers Wild on Boulder Highway. Both these casinos are open.
Eldorado is a small downtown Henderson casino owned by Boyd Gaming. It is closed indefinitely.
Fiesta Henderson and Fiesta Rancho
Fiesta Henderson and Rancho are owned by Station Casinos. Each is closed indefinitely.
Rainbow Club was acquired by the owner of Emerald Island. Both are in downtown Henderson. Rainbow Club is under renovation. It is expected to reopen on September 1.
Silver Nugget (reopened since the post was published)
Silver Nugget is in North Las Vegas. It has no reopening date. Lucky Club, its sister casino, is open.
Texas Station is one of four Station Casinos properties that are closed. Like the others, it has no reopening date.
Primm and Jean
Buffalo Bill’s in Primm is closed until at least October. Terrible’s in Jean is closed indefinitely. I wrote more about its future in a recent trip report.