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Palms reopens after being closed since 2020

Picture shows three Palms towers with fireworks display.
Picture shows three Palms towers with fireworks display.(Palms Casino Resort)
Published: Apr. 5, 2022 at 6:26 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Palms Casino Resort is making history as the first resort in Las Vegas fully owned and operated by a Native American Tribe.

The legendary Las Vegas property reopened at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

“It’s an honor and a privilege for us to welcome everyone back to Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas,” notes San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority Chairwoman Latisha Casas. “We look forward to introducing our guests to our rich history, culture and signature hospitality.”

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak shared thoughts following a tour of the property.

“Amazing. I am absolutely astounded. This is incredible,” said Sisolak after a tour.

Raul Daniels, who worked at the Palms for 17 years before COVID-19 forced it to shut down in March 2020, called the reopening a homecoming.

“Fifty percent of our employees are returning employees so seeing people walking around that haven’t seen each other for two years, hugging each other and there’s tears, it is extremely gratifying to witness,” Daniels said.

Having undergone a $600 million renovation in 2019, in May 2021, Station Casinos sold the property to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for $650 million in cash.

In the resort’s two towers, there are 766 hotel rooms and suites, bars, restaurants, live entertainment venues and 95,000-square-feet of reimagined gaming.

The resort also offers guests an expansive pool area featuring a multi-level 73,000-square-foot space offering two luxurious main pools and 39 cabanas, most with their own private pool.

Room and suite reservations now being accepted.