Caesars Entertainment Inc. announced the reopening of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in time for the holiday season.
Rio will reopen its doors on December 22 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. According to a news release, the hotel is only open Thursdays through Mondays, however, the casino will remain open seven days a week. Self-parking will be free for guests, but the valet will remain closed at this time.
When it just reopens, Rio will launch a newly branded William Hill sportsbook. There will be new customer offerings that include an expanded betting menu featuring live in-play betting and a self-service sports betting kiosk.
Along with its 2,522 rooms, Rio will reopen casino, 10 bars and restaurants, its fitness center, and sportsbook. Weekend occupancy rates for Las Vegas in September was 66.1 percent. Throughout the week that figure drops to just 38.5 percent, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
“As the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino prepares to resume operations on December 22, this marks the final Caesars Entertainment resort to reopen in the U.S. and Canada,” said Anthony Carano, President and COO of Caesars Entertainment.
“The past nine months have been filled with challenges, as well as opportunities including the merging of our two gaming companies to form the new Caesars Entertainment,” said Caesars President and Chief Operating Officer Anthony Carano in the statement. “We look forward to welcoming our Team Members and Guests back to Rio with their health and safety still top of mind.”
Rio is the only Caesars-owned casino resort in Las Vegas that remains dark. The off-strip property closed in mid-March on the order of Steve Sisolak (D), Governor of Nevada, to further reduce the spread of COVID-19.