Las Vegas is in the middle of a comeback right now. Fortunately, some exciting new properties are set to open their doors in this city over the next few months. This week, the Virgin Hotel-Casino will finally open its doors to the public!
The opening of this venue has been highly-anticipated for years. Many gambling fans are excited about what Virgin has to offer with its first casino. Now is the perfect time to talk about what is becoming available here.
Let’s get into it!
Las Vegas Casinos See a Boost in Visitors and Revenue
No city relies on tourism quite as much as Las Vegas. The casino shutdowns in March of 2020 took a devastating toll on the city’s economy. Even today, the effects of those shutdowns are being felt throughout Las Vegas.
Fortunately, there are some improvements being seen here lately. As infection rates drop, casinos are seeing their visitation rates increase. There have been large jumps in tourism numbers here over the past few months.
This, in turn, leads to boosts in gaming revenue. This is exactly what the casino companies operating in Las Vegas need. Many have seen record-low revenue figures for more than a year due to the events that have unfolded around the world.
Of course, some companies were forced to take drastic actions. Las Vegas Sands recently sold The Venetian and plans to focus most of its efforts on Macau. This comes shortly after the death of LVS founder and CEO Sheldon Adelson.
Most of the casinos in Las Vegas have now resumed their 24-hour operations. It’s clear that the city is beginning to recover. Hope is that by the time summer rolls around, tourism rates and revenue will reach pre-pandemic levels.
The opening of brand new casinos in the city are helping to boost tourism rates. This week, one exciting new hotel-casino will finally open its doors here.
Thursday Marks the Opening of the Virgin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas
There are more world-class casinos in Las Vegas than in any other city in the country. Many of them are located on the Las Vegas Strip. Lately, many popular gambling venues have also opened their doors outside of the Strip, too.
Back in 1995, the Hard Rock Hotel opened to the public. It was a major hit for years but began seeing revenue declines due to the rise in competition around the city. As a result, this venue was forced to permanently close its doors.
The Virgin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas is now scheduled to take its place. This new property has been under construction for years. On Thursday, this new property will finally open to the public. From what is being said, this should be an incredible venue for guests in the city.
The grand opening of this venue will feature live entertainment such as DJ’s, street performers, etc… Dining reservations can now be booked beginning on March 25. Rooms inside the hotel are quickly filling up, reports indicate.
Venues like this one are expected to help boost the tourism industry in Las Vegas. Many people around the country are excited to see what it has to offer. It is Virgin’s first gambling venue and a huge amount of money was invested to ensure it becomes a hit.
We’ll be sure to offer more updates on this property after it opens its doors. Now, many are looking ahead to the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas.
Resorts World Las Vegas is Only a Few Months From Opening
The Virgin Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas isn’t the only incredible venue scheduled to open its doors in Las Vegas. For years, Resorts World Las Vegas has been under construction. This massive casino-resort is expected to be truly one-of-a-kind.
Resorts World Las Vegas cost an incredible $4.2 billion to construct. That makes it the most expensive gambling property ever built in Las Vegas. It is modern and should help to bring many visitors in Las Vegas to the northern area of the Strip.
An official opening date for this venue still has not yet been established. It is expected to open its doors this summer, though. Rumors point toward an opening in July.
More details about this venue are beginning to come out. Several new restaurants have been revealed to begin operating here. A food hall and hidden speakeasy will also be opening inside Resorts World.
Reports are also surfacing that claim Katy Perry will be performing a residency inside this casino-resort. This will be taking place inside The Theatre, Resorts World’s 5,000-seat entertainment venue.
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