My first visit in a year. And while things are not yet what they were or what they should be, they are working hard to get there. Burdened by many national CDC recommendations and state restrictions, Harrah's is working hard to provide a fun and safe experience. No trouble checking in and pleased with my recently renovated room in the Costal Tower. Smaller than rooms in the Waterfront or Bayview towers, Costal now has most of the same furnishings, just in less space. As I was traveling alone this was fine. Occupancy limitations result in longer lines at food options so be prepared. If you want to eat at one of the higher end restaurants (e.g. Gordon Ramsey) you really need to make reservations in advance of your visit. The same restrictions limit occupancy at the Pool but it WAS open on the weekend in April when I visited. Making lemonade out of lemons, they are using this time to enhance the space - replacing carpet and expanding "The Bar With No Name" in the hotel lobby. I think this is a smart move and will make things better when greater occupancy is possible. While I was disappointed that there were fewer slot games so as to afford required distancing and because of the carpet replacement, I found plenty to play and even played machines I hadn't played in the past - necessity is the mother of invention or, in this case, adventure, Players at table games are all protected by plexiglass dividers. Everyone is wearing masks and is respectful of space. Hand sanitizer stations can be found throughout. Had a great dinner at the Steak House, enjoyed pizza one afternoon and had no trouble getting a breakfast sandwich and coffee in the morning. Valet parking is returning but was only for Diamond and Seven Stars when I visited. Beverages were available on the gaming floor, but staff was spread thin - they need to staff up. Like everyone else I'm looking forward to a seat at the bar - any bar - and that is still off-limits, more game availability and more shopping options. I think May will be a transitional month and the summer will be great. I commend Harrahs for thinking creatively and moving forward. Time to start bringing staff back and opening things up even more. One way we can all help is by getting vaccinated. Those numbers will drive government decisions to loosen the rules currently in place. See you soon!