Bally’s Las Vegas Sets Reopening Date

Bally’s Las Vegas has announced it will reopen July 23, 2020.

It’s the fifth Caesars Entertainment casino to reopen since the Las Vegas shutdown that started March 18, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Bally's Las Vegas

No, it doesn’t look like this anymore. That doesn’t mean we don’t remember it this way.

While casinos were permitted to open on June 4, a number remain closed due to ongoing lack of demand due to travel restrictions, including Bally’s.

Previously reopened casinos under the Caesars Entertainment umbrella were Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s and Paris. The casino at Linq also reopened, but not the hotel.

The CEO of Caesars Entertainment, Tony Rodio, said Bally’s was reopening because the company continues to see “solid customer interest in visiting Las Vegas this summer.”

Some restaurants won’t open with the rest of the resort, but guests can look forward to: Burger Brasserie, Bucca di Beppo, Bally’s Food Court and Tequila Taqueria.

Bally's Food Court

Sometimes, you just name things what they are.

BLT Steak and Nobu will not open immediately. That might be a union thing.

On the libation front, Lobby Bar, Sully’s Bar, Indigo Lounge and Shiver Bar will open when Bally’s does.

Bally's lobby lounge

The socially distanced lobby lounge at Bally’s is in.

The Bally’s pool with open with the hotel on July 23.

It’s worth noting parking will be free at Bally’s, for the first time since 2017.

Following a flurry of rumors about potential closures in Vegas, it’s refreshing to learn Bally’s is forging ahead.

Bally’s doesn’t get much of the glory on The Strip, but it remains a popular place to stay and play, and an open casino is better than a closed casino any day of the week.

11 thoughts on “Bally’s Las Vegas Sets Reopening Date

  1. Lisa Fiorentino

    Ballys is my favorite Strip casino. The ambiance is very unique, and not limited to any particular area; mellow yet somehow edgy, homey and yet mysterious. There is a chameleon quality about Ballys; cool smokey blue and pink lighting that ebbs and flows throughout it’s hep-cat vibe corridors, Twilight Zone swirled blacklight miniature golf and bowling, life-size arcade games and a weirdly delightful candy store named “Lick”, whose candy colored lollies and brightly shiny wrappers are abundant as candy for the eye. Add to the heady mix of Ballys recreation are an eclectic mix of quick bite eateries that are exciting as well as delicious, and adult gaming, (a given). And after all this, there is STILL so many cool offerings of Ballys left to explore. (I am a native Las Vegan and definitely believe it is the best on the Strip). Check it out!

    1. Michael

      To me Bally’s is a relic of a different Vegas that seems to be a mish-mash of: MGM Grand 1973 fading glory, 1993-esque décor elements (around the time that Bally’s really made a push to remove remaining MGM traces), and half-assed mid 2000s attempts to cater to baby boomers. There is no coherent or consistent image and it speaks volumes as to Caesars lack of investment expenditures for this property. They have really only adding cheaply built infrastructure with the goal of seeking almost certain sources of revenue return beyond gaming. Once they added the “flea market” to the front it really killed the “classic Vegas” theme and other than catering to tour groups, I can’t think of an element of this property that draws people in other than wandering through a climate controlled path into Paris. The Buca di Beppo is essentially a “lite” location offering a modified menu from the off-strip location and feels like it was a hastily opened overlay of the coffee shop it replaced. The shops on the lower level are mostly shuttered and a far cry from the days where there was a Swensen’s Ice Cream Parlor, Comedy Club in what I believe was the Jai Alai fronton.

      It’s just a sad slow decline for a property that really changed a lot of elements of the strip from mostly low-rise buildings spread around pools to ushering in the era of mega-resorts that had everything under one roof. The backdrop for Dean Martin celebrity roasts; where Apollo Creed met his fate with Drago, the last classic Vegas show (that wasn’t some iteration of Cirque du Soliel), the site of a deadly fire which had the positive outcome of requiring hotels to invest heavily in fire safety where minimal investment was previously required. I would love to see if Caesars could restore Bally’s to its former glory…’s ripe for a full renovation. It would be cool if they could go for a retro theme or at least something coherent and consistent.

      1. Lisa Fiorentino

        Good point regarding Bally’s streamlining to have a coherent and consistent theme. However, the tackiness of Bally’s inconsistent themes gives it an eclectic feel, if not strange yet appealing. There is definitely a sort of spooky theme happening in seemingly random spots throughout the long corridor of shops; Twilight Zone Bowling, Bodies exhibit, Zoe Escape Room, etc. Bally’s has many knooks and crannies to explore, and the entire property itself seems…alive in a way that is almost…surreal. From the candy colored buzzing of light fixtures to the reflections cast off of mirrors and wax polished floors-there is a presence that is underwhelming but just strong enough to sense-subconsciously. Like a swirl of smoke that always lingers.

    1. Lisa Fiorentino

      Yes but even the flea market serves a, if not albeit “essential” service. Alot of good delivery comes out of there, and helps support Postmate, GrubHub and other food delivery drivers,(like myself). Every little bit helps!


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