This week Bally’s in Las Vegas closed their sportsbook for the Summer.
Deanna Pettit, a spokeswoman for Bally’s, confirmed the 285-seat sports book’s closure, but she said the move is temporary. The sports book is scheduled to reopen in September.
Pettit wouldn’t elaborate on reasons for the closing, but she said remodeling was not a factor. The sports book will occupy the same spot when it reopens in the fall. For now, the sports book at Paris Las Vegas will do double duty and serve customers of Bally’s. Harrah’s Entertainment owns both resorts.
I’ve never been to Bally’s, but evidently the Paris sportsbook and Bally’s sportsbook aren’t too far away. Apparently, less than 10 jobs will be lost. I think more money would be save on electricity than the payroll.
Bally’s in Atlantic City has made similar small closures to parts of the casino. This is the first move like this that I’ve seen in Las Vegas. It probably won’t be the last. I guess every penny saved nowadays is a penny earned.