(Bally's Las Vegas/Facebook)

(Bally's Las Vegas/Facebook)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Bally's Las Vegas reopened on Thursday for the first time since the mandated closure of nonessential businesses in March. 

The reopening comes in the same week that the merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment was finalized, creating the "largest casino and entertainment company in the U.S."

“To celebrate this exciting next chapter, we are incredibly happy to welcome our guests back to Bally’s Las Vegas, right at the heart of The Strip," said Gary Selesner, regional president of Caesars Entertainment.

Amenities now open at Bally's include gaming, mini golf, the Real Bodies exhibit, casino's pool and fitness center and food and beverage establishments. 

The company was sued last month by the local Culinary Workers Union, which said that the restaurant Guy Fieri at Harrah's has not taken sufficient precautions to keep employees safe. Caesars declined to comment on the lawsuit. 

Bally's reopening follows reopenings of other Caesars properties including Caesars Palace, the Flamingo, Harrah’s and Paris Las Vegas.

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(2) comments

seanwally

Bad idea to re-open because soon it will just have to shut down again. Probably will cost them more to re-open than to remain closed! COVID19 is spreading fast in Vegas thanks to casinos. People are not wearing masks and gambling and smoking and drinking. Bad place to be in the middle of a pandemic! I wouldn't book a trip to Vegas until things wrap up with the virus. There is nothing to do in the whole city , almost like a zombie town with few games and covid lurking inside casinos floors. Talk about dirty hands being played;)

MicheleR58

Wow...you are a true coward. I say keep them open. Mask do not work. But, if you're okay with things shutting down, I hope you can afford to feed and support these people.

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