Las Vegas' Palms Casino to reopen once again on April 27

April 6, 2022

After two years of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Las Vegas casino resort Palms is finally open once more. The resort that is about a mile west of Bellagio on Flamingo Road will open to the public again on April 27 with rooms available for stay-in starting April 28.

"Las Vegas is known to be such an amazing, iconic destination. And I think as the Palms, we have a responsibility to continue to make Las Vegas so special," said Cynthia Kiser Murphey, the General Manager of the Palms told USA TODAY, “We’re super-excited.”

“It’s an honor and a privilege for us to welcome everyone back to Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas,” said Latisha Casas, chairman of the San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority.

The Palms has new ownership under San Manuel, and is now the first Las Vegas property to be owned by a Native American tribe.

New resort

The resort, which was renovated for $690 million back in 2019, has 766 guestrooms and suites, as well as a variety of live entertainment venues and bars, a 95,000 square foot casino, a wedding chapel, and a 14-screen cinema.

Additionally, restaurants like Scotch 80 Prime, Mabel’s BBQ by Chef Michael Symon, Send Noodles and the new Serrano Vista Cafe will be opening in the resort soon.

“From our locals to guests visiting from near and far, our goal is simple – to - to deliver a truly distinctive experience that makes you feel at home while you are in Las Vegas,” said General Manager Cynthia Kiser Murphey.

The casino also gets a new upgrade with a much brighter casino floor with new slots, table game layouts, and machines added to it.

Casino players can also earn rewards by joining Palms Casino Resorts’ new rewards program, Club Serrano. The loyalty program can also be used at another property run by San Manuel, Yaamava’ resort and casino, located in Highland California.

Outside of the casino, the 14 movie theaters also received an upgrade with new reclining seats, a remodeled lobby, and wall murals painted by local graffiti artists. Kiser Murphey also added that they plan to offer a variety of amenities in their 73,000-square-foot-multi-level area.

"We're going to have relaxed days and we're going to have days where we have a little vibe and a little more fun going (with DJs)," the GM said. "I think another element of that will be some kind of poolside brunches. We're working on all that right now."

Not all of Palms resort is completely remodeled, some of Palms’ intricate details will stay as it is. The property’s nine themed suites like their Hardwood suite offering a personal basketball court and their cinema suite with its own 98-inch screen. And the note-worthy piece of contemporary artwork by Damien Hirst at Unknown Bar: a 13-foot-long tiger shark in a steel tank that has been divided into three parts.

Kiser Murphey points out that the renovation of the resorts is still not finished yet. The Ghostbar, an iconic spot for celebrities, and the Pearl Theater are expected to be open for the public once again in summer.

With the Palms reopening, Kiser Murphey hopes that it can attract more diversity of locals and tourists, especially Southern California’s citizens, who frequently go to Yaamava' Casino.

"We're working hard to make the gaming floor very attractive to locals," Kiser Murphey said. "The movies are really important to locals, the restaurants, the bars. And then when we roll out the entertainment a few months down the road, we will definitely have locals."

Jake Williams
Jake Williams is a sports gambling expert. He's been writing in the sports betting and DFS industry for over a decade. He specializes in MLB and NBA, along with College Basketball and College Football.