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National Humor Month / Caesars Entertainment / Harrah's / Paris Las Vegas / Flamingo / The Quad / Bally's / → All Tags
With April Fool's Day being so anticipated and expected these days, it's hard to play a proper prank -- something that was obvious to anyone who followed along with the mainstream news last week.
Companies made their best attempts at corporate humor. Google pretended they were introducing a few new products, such as Google Nose -- a joke that fell flat on its face. We also saw other phony products and services such as pizza-flavored Tic-Tacs, glass-bottom planes, and promises of good-looking delivery boys. Um? Then we have juvenile stuff like this floating around YouTube which had us scratching our head. Is this really the best we've got?
The saving grace is that Vegas, in particular Caesars Entertainment, is celebrating humor (or the lack thereof) all month long in the form of discounts to comedy shows and performances. Here's a roundup of the deals so you can see which tickle your funny bone most:
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In Vegas, not every live music act requires payment and accompanying service fees. Here's where to rock out without having to pull your wallet out. Unless, of course, you can't talk your friends or that hot stranger into buying you drinks...
*Click on the name of the performer, group or band to hear them first before you head on down.
Commonwealth (Fremont East in Downtown Vegas)
Live Music Sundays
March 24: Love Hate Away
March 31: Donacat
April 7: Life Is Beautiful Music Showcase to include: Moondog Matinee, The Dirty Hooks, Avalon Landing, and more; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Hotel Tours / Harrah's / Suites / Upgrades / → All Tags
Harrah’s has a reputation for mediocrity and that’s with good reason, it's not a five-star resort. That mediocrity leads to it being overlooked when people are in search of a place to stay on The Strip. While the casino is often smoky and hotel rooms are nothing special, we always end up having great service here. Being Diamond Level with Total Rewards doesn’t hurt, either. Last week, we decided to spend our last night as a Diamond player at Harrah’s because of the spectacular service in the past.
Checking into the hotel was quite a feat. The reservations system was out of order so we were instructed to come back later. The Diamond Lounge was opened early so there was somewhere to hang out in case it wasn’t time to gamble. For this writer, it was time for a complimentary beer.
The Diamond Lounge staff notified us when the reservation system was up and running which timed out perfectly with the end of our brew. Unfortunately, we learned that our reservation was made for the night before by accident. The attendant said to give him 20 minutes to see if he could wrangle up a room. Lo and behold, he did. And, it wasn’t just a room -- it was an executive suite on the top floor with a south view of The Strip!
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Caesars Entertainment began charging resort fees on March 1. They haven't released detailed information on the resort fees so we've had to do a little exploring on exactly who will pay resort fees and what we will get.
Nobody will argue that resort fees stink, but the Caesars resort fees aren't as bad as many initially thought. Why? Because not everyone will pay a resort fee. Caesars is "rewarding" their bigger players by waiving the charge. Total Rewards players with Platinum, Diamond or Seven Stars status won't have to pay a resort fee.
The resort fees at Caesars include only three items: local calls, fitness center and "Internet service for one device." According to a Caesars Entertainment spokesperson, this is what customers demanded. Many of us look at resort fees as the cost for WiFi since we don't bother with the local calls or fitness center. Well, the resort fees at the Caesars properties don't exactly include that.
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There's a whole lot of of nostalgia and shakin' going on at Harrah's. The musical Million Dollar Quartet sates your Elvis impersonator fix and adds Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins into the mix.
On December 4, 1956, this quartet found themselves together in the Memphis studio of Sun Records for the first and last time. Informally, and devoid of any commercial motivation, they played some songs that were recorded on almost a whim. The next day, a journalist branded them a million dollar quartet. That's in 1950s money. Since 2010, this moment in time has become a stage musical that takes broad liberties with the occasion, the songs and the significance, but will give you 90 minutes of retro entertainment. If that's your bag, you'll probably dig it, Daddy O. On the fence? 23 skidoo. There's not much middle ground.
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The closure of Bill's Gambling Hall makes Casino Royale one of the last low roller casinos remaining on The Strip. Whether you want $1 beer or you're in the mood for a Cinnabon or if you just want to play $5 craps, Casino Royale has it all. While many casinos on The Strip offer poor odds for most casino games, Casino Royale has some of the best inexpensive gaming. That said, they're not the only place you can gamble for cheap, nowadays.
You won't find low roller limits on The Strip at newer casinos like Aria or Cosmopolitan, but you will find $5 and $10 blackjack at a variety of other casinos up and down The Strip. Availability on these games depend on the day and time you visit, but $5 or $10 blackjack can be had at Luxor, Excalibur, New York-New York, Bally's, Harrah's, Treasure Island, Circus Circus, Riviera and the Stratosphere.
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Not too long ago we wondered what would happen to long-time Vegas lounge lizard Cook E. Jarr once Bill's closed. Caesars Entertainment couldn't give us an answer at the time, but now we're happy to share the news that his act will live on. And, just three hotels down.
That's right, the Jarr will follow Big Elvis to Harrah's. Pulse of Vegas, the blog of Caesars Entertainment, reports that Cook E. Jarr will rock his new home starting February 9. Catch him in the piano bar every Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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It's been just over two months since The Range shuttered at Harrah's to make way for a Ruth's Chris. But, if the Internet can be believed, the resort will soon be able to offer a steakhouse to guests again.
Word has it that Ruth's Chris will make its Harrah's debut in time for the Big Game on February 3. Even better news is that the new steakhouse will keep the same floor-to-ceiling views of the Strip that were offered by The Range. While design renderings have not been revealed, a press release issued last year detailed "a rich yet modern setting showcasing classic Las Vegas images overlaid with the New Orleans color and flavor from the historic restaurant’s roots."
Closings / Renovations / Carnaval Court / Harrah's / The Linq / The Quad / → All Tags
When a VegasChatter reader asked us back in back in November if Carnaval Court was in any danger of closing due to construction on the Quad and/or The Linq, Caesars Entertainment told us no. Fast forward two months later and guess what?
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Coinciding with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, Caesars Entertainment debuted some pretty cool technology for their casinos. Actually, the TecTiles NFC (Near Field Technology) tags are only available at Caesars Palace, Harrah's, Paris and Planet Hollywood, for now. Before diving into what exactly this new tech stuff provides, we should tell you that it's only available to those of you with a Samsung Nexus mobile phone or tablet. (No iPhone, boo!)
NFC tags simply deliver information to a mobile device. By touching a mobile device to one of the tags, Caesars will be able to send details and information for different casino games, shows, shopping, etc. Through these tags, you'll be able to receive gaming tutorials, buy tickets to shows, and more. The NFC sign above is located when you walk into Paris from the valet area. The NFC tags have also been placed on slot machines throughout the casinos so you can just grab the information when playing a game.
On the Strip, it's still long-running favorite switcheroo season.
Jersey Boys went from the Palazzo to the Paris. Blue Man Group from the Venetian to the Monte Carlo. Jabbawockeez have left Monte Carlo for Luxor. Human Nature is trading Imperial Palace for Venetian. And, now Legends in Concert will move from Harrah's to the Flamingo.
Just when we figured out how to get our Elvis fix the right way, its been taken away from us.
Legends in Concert is leaving Harrah's with its last show set for December 30th. The announcement was made on Friday, but Harrah's has already moved on by announcing earlier today that Million Dollar Quartet will take over as the hotel's headliner beginning in February 2013.