The vaccine has been rolling out and recovery is underway. But despite the good news, many Las Vegas casinos are still dark. Thirteen, to be exact. And while some properties are waiting for restrictions to lessen, others have closed their doors forever.
Some of the more popular properties on the “still closed” list include Main Street Station, Eldorado, Texas Station, and The Palms. It has already been announced that Main Street Station will reopen, but the question is when. The best answer is ‘when it’s profitable’, and that means when tourism returns.
The Eldorado Casino is gone forever… sort of. It has been sold and rebranded as The Pass. However, the new owners have set a date for the property to welcome guests back. And it’s no joke, that date is April 1st.
Not so clear is the future of The Palms and Texas Station. Red Rock Resorts has been fairly quiet about future plans for these sites, as well as Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, and Eastside Cannery. Suspicion is these casinos may never reopen.
Also on the questionable list are some smaller Las Vegas casinos, such as Siegel Slots, Cal-Nev-Ari Casino, the Say When Casino, and Colorado Belle. Many of them run on thin margins, and opening when there is limited capacity or low tourism would no be profitable.
We do know for certain that at least two casinos will not be reopening: Harrah’s Reno and Lakeside Inn and Casino. Lakeside has already announced they have closed for good. And Caesars Entertainment has made it clear that the casino is closed for good and sold the property.
You can read more details about the Las Vegas casinos closures at Review-Journal.