When will entertainment return to casinos in Southern California and Las Vegas? Alex Groves, The Press-Enterprise · March 3, 2021 at 8:45 pm After nearly a year of canceled live events due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s hard not to crave the normalcy of singing along with a well-known artist during a concert, laughing at a comedian’s jokes or catching a theatrical production. Casinos have long been places to take in those those forms of entertainment and as coronavirus cases decline and vaccinations increase, entertainment will likely resume in those spaces (and in some places it already has). But how soon large-scale events return to the casinos depends on what happens with the pandemic. As Las Vegas Strip properties such as Luxor Hotel and Casino bring back limited capacity shows, most of Southern California’s tribal casinos are still working on plans. Most have not announced the return of big-name entertainment, but others have regularly modified target dates for the return of shows and concerts.