“It’s deja vu all over again,” said one of my favorite baseball players. I never actually saw Yogi Berra play a game but some of his ridiculous and amazing Yogi-isms will always stay with me. Maybe Huey Lewis & The News is more relevant (closer but not really) to 2021. This may be entirely relevant, but we’re going back in time! Don’t worry; after we “go back in time,” we will explore the fabulous Bootlegger Bistro.
The Great Vegas Comeback (™) continued this weekend with action up and down the Vegas Strip. COVID Isn’t Over — COVID-19 rates, hospitalizations, etc. have spiked to the same level as February. I spent a couple of days at the Cosmopolitan this week and it was crazy busy. Even though the casino was busier it seemed like there was a similar proportion of guests wearing masks as the last time I stayed there in May. Once again, masked and unmasked all seemed comfortable and respectful with each other.
New Jersey’s ban on smoking in Atlantic City casinos ended Sunday, July 4. However, Gov. Phil Murphy indicated he would look favorably on a measure lawmakers are considering to permanently end smoking in New Jersey’s casinos. Casinos are exempted from a state law banning most indoor smoking, while an Atlantic City law limits smoking to no more than 25 percent of the casino floor.
The big news in Las Vegas is still the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas. The soft opening was last week and the grand opening will take place on July 4th. I visited Resorts World in between despite the soft opening issues I was warned about. Thankfully, they’re being addressed and very slowly fixed. So, we are going to be sharing More Resorts World for you to enjoy!
This is a review of the Stip View Premium King Room at the Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World Las Vegas. The casino was still in a soft opening phase when I visited on June 30. The grand opening will take place on July 4th. The property is still having some glitches getting up and running, so I’ll stick to the good and bad of the Conrad experience.