How to socially distance at a Vegas casino? Caesars shares the new look of gambling Jay Jones, Los Angeles Times · May 20, 2020 at 3:49 pm Outside the main entrance to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the cobbled drive is devoid of the usual crowd of cars and their passengers. The front doors, usually open around-the-clock, are chained and padlocked. Inside, the space around the Julius Caesar statue is empty and quiet, absent the stream of people snapping selfies. The 54-year-old hotel-casino is expected to reopen next month after its forced hibernation in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. I toured it recently to get a sense of what has changed and how the guest experience will change with it. “The first time walking through the hotel lobby and walking down Colosseum Way and not seeing anybody, it was spooky,” said Sean McBurney, general manager of the nearly 4,000-room property, which closed in mid-March with the others along the Strip as they sought to stop the virus’ spread.