LAS VEGAS — The fountains at the Bellagio Resort and Casino resumed Tuesday and many Las Vegas shows were back on, a day after the attractions were closed out of respect for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting that left 58 people dead.
Jennifer Forkish, vice president of corporate communications at Caesars Entertainment — which owns the Palace, the LINQ and Paris Las Vegas, among others — said that cancellation fees were being waived for guests wanting to change their trips “but none of our cancellations appear to be out of the norm.”
Jennifer Lopez performances planned for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Planet Hollywood were postponed out of respect for the victims.
LAS VEGAS — The lights were still dazzling and gamblers placed their wagers, but there seemed to be a pall over the party-central Las Vegas Strip on Monday night, a day after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers and killed at least 59 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
“The vibe — it’s different,” Las Vegas resident Duran DeGonzales, 28, said after snapping a selfie in front of Bellagio Resort Casino. “It doesn’t feel sad. It feels, I don’t know, lonely.”
One could hear a pin drop on the closed section of Las Vegas Boulevard near the scene of Sunday night’s shooting, in which a gunman opened fire from the 32nd-floor window of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino before apparently killing himself. More than 500 other people were injured, and police haven’t determined a motive.