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From The Saw This One Coming Department: High Roller Room Categories Are Now A Thing

June 4, 2014 at 12:36 PM | by | Comments (8)

In Vegas, rooms with a view often come at a premium and that's now the case for two hotels closest to the city's newest attraction, The High Roller observation wheel (which all happen to be owned by the same company).

VegasChatter fan @strong2us sent us a note to let us know that High Roller View room categories have now sprung to life:

As predicted a month or so ago on Vegas Chatter, it's happened! I booked a room in October at Harrah's and they now charge $10 more per night for a "High Roller View King Room." Even more for 2 queens or a premium room with the "view." Just thought you'd want to know it happened! Most likely at all the bordering CET properties.

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Which Rooms Have The Best View Of The High Roller Observation Wheel?

April 3, 2014 at 3:26 PM | by | Comments (9)

The High Roller is open and has forever changed the Vegas skyline. With this new addition comes a new crop of Las Vegas tourists eager to get a good view of the new attraction. While it can be seen from many parts of The Strip, readers are asking which hotel rooms have the best view of the world's tallest observation wheel.

So far, VegasChatter reader strong2us has reported that the rooms in the back of Harrah’s (touted to have “mountain views”) have a clear line of sight to the High Roller. Another VegasChatter reader, Al D., reported having a great view from the 25th floor of Harrah’s. Here are the daytime and nighttime shots he sent as proof:

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Entertainment Roundup: Jason Alexander And His Hair To Doo-Wop

February 18, 2014 at 5:42 PM | by | Comments (0)

Las Vegas will soon have two new ways to entertain you, plus new chances to see a cult fave.

At Harrah's, Jason Alexander will take the stage as part of a four-week weekend residency beginning April 11. The actor best known as George Costanza on Seinfeld, will perform his one-man show, An Evening With Jason Alexander And His Hair, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the limited engagement.

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Harrah's Has More New In Store

Where: 3475 Las Vegas Boulevard [map], 89109
January 27, 2014 at 7:12 PM | by | Comments (5)

Harrah's is betting big on a casino floor revamp, but that's not all set to happen for the aging Vegas property this year.

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Gambling Notes And Tidbits

January 10, 2014 at 7:29 PM | by | Comments (7)

Wish this stack was yours, huh? So do we.

From the desk of Mr. N. Pappagiorgio, gambling updates from The Strip to afar:

☛VegasChatter reader Mark. B. recently tipped us off to upcoming changes to table games at Harrah's. A floor manager there informed him that progressive table game bonuses are going bye-bye. He furthers reports being told all table games will be made like the "Million Dollar 3-Card Poker" already prevalent at Caesars properties.

What this means for gamblers is that sucker side bets will no longer land a relatively smaller progressive jackpot and instead will fund a larger landfall that has an even unlikelier (yep, it's like that) chance of winning. Mark also points out this change will double the smallest table bets to $10 per hand leaving Casino Royale with the only $5 tables on the Strip.

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Harrah's Betting Big On Casino Floor Revamp

Where: 89109
December 16, 2013 at 12:09 PM | by | Comment (1)

When the topics are "new" and "Caesars Entertainment," the answer is seldom Harrah's.

After reeling in a Million Dollar Quartet and a new steakhouse earlier this year, things have been pretty quiet over at the center Strip property. But, not anymore.

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8 Vegas Spots That Are (Surprise!) Still Open: The 2013 Edition

October 9, 2013 at 2:46 PM | by | Comments (12)

A year ago, we culled a list of 15 spots, surprisingly, still open. A list partial tongue-in-cheek, partial kudos and a whole lotta shock. In drafting a 2013 follow-up, if Mr. Pappagiorgio hadn't taken a vacation and we'd published just two weeks ago, we would've looked like bonafide geniuses. Goretorium and Heraea are two spots that would've topped the list and have just shut their doors. The Las Vegas Zoo may have even made the cut if we'd looked far enough away from The Strip and downtown. Timing is everything, after all. But, we're up to a challenge and are ready to callout less easy pickin's.

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Notes On A Stay At Harrah's

Where: 3475 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
October 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM | by | Comments (9)

While complaints about its neighbor to the south, The Quad, are frequently found in the VegasChatter in-box, we rarely hear about sister property, Harrah's. Recently, VC reader Tony shared his tale of terror regarding a stay at The Quad, but he also spent some time on the other side of Carnaval Court as a guest of Harrah's.

Where The Quad was a horror, Tony loved his accommodation at Harrah's, calling it "great," "clean as hell" and "exactly the way a room should be." Being given free play didn't hurt Tony's impressions, either. He also gave high marks to the staff, saying everyone was "friendly to the MAX." Another plus for Tony? A fab view of The Mirage's volcano, although, dirty windows made it a bit hard to photograph.

Have you ever stayed at Harrah's? What were your experiences? Tell fellow readers why they should or shouldn't give it a try down below.

(PHOTO: Carl F. on Foursquare, Tony L.)

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More Poker Room Updates To Share.. Repeat: More Poker Room Updates

August 14, 2013 at 6:02 PM | by | Comments (6)

With the 2013 World Series of Poker's Main Event now airing weekly for two hours on ESPN and a 24/7 Poker Entertainment Network scheduled to debut in December, one could be tempted to say that interest in the game is up this week. Patrons of at least one Las Vegas casino may beg to differ after the closure of its decent sized poker room.

In what seems to becoming a monthly trend we again poke our heads around Vegas card rooms to stay up-to-date on the poker scene.

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Don't Be Quick To Dismiss Hotel Shuttles

August 5, 2013 at 8:11 PM | by | Comments (10)

Among the quieter amenities in Las Vegas are the various free hotel shuttles that ferry guests to and from the Strip, McCarran Airport, and a few other points along the way. While they may not be the most popular of Vegas pastimes, these shuttles can erase worries over getting long-hauled or simply figuring out directions.

These shuttles, in general, are intended for guests of a specific hotel-casino, though, drivers will often allow non-hotel guests to board, if there is room. While they may not be as frequent as the city's public transportation options or as quick as a taxi or rental car, they can be an awesome way to chat with visitors and locals and, possibly, find a new Vegas fave.

So, just where can you go on a hotel shuttle in Vegas? We highlight what's offered by Boyd Gaming and Caesars Entertainment below. Several other free shuttle routes include stops at Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, and additional areas of interest. Also, a number of the chain properties offer airport and Strip shuttles including select La Quintas, Hampton Inns, Best Westerns, etc. (And, an interesting note to keep at the back of your mind, sometimes those shuttle can be utilized by reward members, even if they aren't hotel guests. The best thing to do is call and ask.)

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A Harrah's Guest Wonders What Was Happening In Her Room

July 17, 2013 at 5:13 PM | by | Comments (22)

This is room 858 in the Carnival Tower of Harrah's and this is what it looked like when guest, Wendy, and her husband checked-in over fourth of July weekend. Yup, just like that. Remote control on the bed, instead of on the desk or the nightstand, and pillows skew. As Mama Bear would say, "Who's been sleeping in my bed?"

Wendy wrote a lengthy email to us about the issues with her stay, that included this housekeeping fail and some seriously noisy neighbors. In the interest of saving you time, we're pulling out choice bits of Wendy's Vegas Rant. Starting with what happened when Wendy phoned downstairs to express her displeasure and the front desk agent who apparently could care less.

"She raised her voice with me, spoke very rudely to me, and instead of apologizing said that the ‘Room was clean and she would send a maid to straighten the bed.’ She barely let me get a word in before she was raised her voice with me and was speaking over the top of me. We left the room, and yes, when we returned, the bed was straightened, but that did nothing to ease my mind that someone hadn’t still been ‘hanging out’ in the room prior to our arrival."

This housekeeping snafu aside, Wendy and her husband decided to stick with the room. But, over the course of their stay (July 3-July 6), Wendy had to call security three times to have them quiet down the folks in the room next to her room. (Incidentally, if security needs to be called three times, then the hotel has the right to evict that guest.) Wendy and her husband were offered a different room to stay in, but felt that they shouldn't be inconvenienced. Now, cue unsympathetic front desk:

I was greeted by Mark (Front Desk Lead), and instead of listening, and lending me a sympathetic ear, he told me that ‘He didn’t have sympathy for me because he has lived in hotels and apartments and it comes with the territory’. That is the WRONG answer to give to a hotel guest. I am a paying customer, and I am not paying to be disturbed every moment that I am in my room trying to sleep. YES, I understand that it is Las Vegas, however, common courtesy still applies for ALL hotel guests. He offered to change my room, but why should I change MY room when I am not the one doing anything wrong?

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More Of Our Fave Bars On The Strip

June 14, 2013 at 2:04 PM | by | Comments (5)

In our last segment of Sip or Pour, we took you through two of our favorite spots on the south end of The Strip. As we continue to feature some must-hit bars, we thought to share two spots closer to the north end. Hope you enjoy!

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For "Sip," we like to highlight great spots you can chill out at and linger a while. This time around, we take you to The Mirage which is undergoing several venue changes, but its most popular lounge is still running strong. Rhumbar is a laid-back, Miami-style, indoor/outdoor mojito and cigar lounge with a great collection of rum. (Big surprise, we know.)

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