(Updated: Aug. 20, 2019)

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Atlantic City gambling, sports betting revenue up 7.8% from a year ago.
  • Atlantic City executive no longer with Caesars Entertainment Corp.
  • Horseshoe Hammond expected to open The Book Sept. 4.
  • 9 of 28 $50,000+ July jackpots in Atlantic City won at Caesars-owned casinos.
  • No more trips to the ATM?
  • Broadway-bound musical to hit the high seas.
  • How Atlantic City might fare after Caesars/Eldorado merger.
  • Eldorado CEO: Caesars Strip properties won’t be sold soon.
  • CEO says Caesars needs to be 'cautious' about resort fees.
  • 'Quickies' (you'll have to visit this page to learn more).
  • Not even arriving in Las Vegas: Kind Heaven, Nitro Circus.
  • Portion of letter sent to Caesars corporate employees regarding Eldorado merger.

 Tips on how to make the most of your Seven Stars benefits

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Arizona, Maricopa (Phoenix)

Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel and Casino*

California, Ione

Harrah's Northern California
 

California, Valley Center (San Diego - North)


Harrah's Resort Southern California
 

Illinois, Joliet

Harrah's Joliet Hotel and Casino

Illinois, Metropolis


Indiana, Anderson



Indiana, Shelbyville


Iowa, Council Bluffs

Harrah's Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino*

Horseshoe Council Bluffs

Louisiana, Bossier City

Harrah's Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack

Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino

Louisiana, New Orleans
 
Harrah's New Orleans

Maryland, Baltimore

Horseshoe Baltimore Maryland Casino

Mississippi, Biloxi

Harrah's Gulf Coast Biloxi Casino Hotel*

Mississippi, Robinsonville

Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino*
 
 
Missouri
 
 
 
 
Nevada, Laughlin
 

Nevada, Reno

Harrah's Reno Hotel & Casino*

 
North Carolina, Cherokee
 
 
North Carolina, Murphy
 
 
Pennsylvania, Chester
 
 
CANADA
 
Ontario, Windsor
 



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    Insider Tip

    Except at Caesars Windsor, to claim any or all of your five annual Seven Stars $100 Celebration Dinner vouchers, simply tell your server how many vouchers you want to use.  [At Caesars Windsor stop by the Caesars Rewards Center first.  While you can redeem your vouchers at any time, try to wait until the day you're going to use the voucher(s).  Even though a lost or damaged voucher can be replaced, it can be time-consuming and you might not be able to get it on the day you want to use it.]  While this benefit is supposed to be good at any Caesars-owned restaurant, an advance reservation is recommended, if for nothing else to confirm that the restaurant participates.  [Diamond cardholders, follow the same procedure for your annual $100 Celebration Dinner.]

    You also can use this benefit for Room Service at most casino hotels that offer this. Ask first, then tell the person taking your order you want to use one or more of your $100 Celebration Dinner credits. (And it doesn 't have to be dinner.)
    Although Seven Stars Insider has absolutely no connection or affiliation with Caesars Entertainment Corp. or Caesars Rewards®, it was created to provide much needed information about the Seven Stars program.

    Ask many Seven Stars cardholders and they will admit they most likely learned more about the program and its benefits from another Seven Stars cardholder.  Too many hosts and other employees are woefully undereducated about the program and its benefits.

    Since the site was launched, even several Caesars employees (who obviously wish to remain anonymous) claim they have learned more from this website than from Caesars itself.

    Seven Stars cardholders, as well as Caesars players in general, say they appreciate the objective opinions, tips and other information the site contains.  Even several travel agents who send many clients to Las Vegas (and other locations featured here) say they find value in the comments shared on the site
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    NOTE: Because much of the information about individual casinos (see left) comes from various sources, if anyone sees incorrect or out-of-date information, please email sevenstarsinsider@gmail.com.
     
    Seven Stars – The basics
    Seven Stars is the highest tier level in Caesars Entertainment Corporation's Caesars Rewards® program, requiring 150,000 or more tier credits in a calendar year.  The tier level was added in 2004.

    Seven Stars is preceded by Diamond, Platinum and Gold. Diamond cardholders are required to earn 15,000 to 149,999 tier credits in a calendar year; Platinum, 5,000 to 14,999 tier credits; Gold is the entry-level card available to anyone eligible who signs up.  To view more information about Seven Stars, click here.
     

    Insider Tip

    Ask your hosts to change their voicemail during vacations and on their days off, and to post their regular work schedules as part of the signature block on their outgoing emails.

    In addition, when they will be away for extended periods, remind them to set-up the "Out-of-Office Reply" feature on their email programs. There is nothing more frustrating than leaving a phone message or sending an email, only to find out a week (or more!) later that they were on vacation.

    Be sure, too, that you have an alternate contact at each property where you have a host.
    As an enhancement to encourage greater play during a "gaming day" (generally, 6 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. the next), Caesars Rewards offers Bonus Tier Credits:

    > Earn 500 Tier Credits, receive 125 Bonus Tier Credits
    > Earn 1,000 Tier Credits, receive 1,000 Bonus Tier Credits
    > Earn 2,500 Tier Credits, receive 5,000 Bonus Tier Credits
    > Earn 5,000 Tier Credits, receive 10,000 Bonus Tier Credits


    Click here for a list of some casinos that use a different schedule to define a gaming day.


    While tier credits are earned during a calendar year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31), tier benefits are available Feb. 1 through Jan. 31 the following year.  [One exception is the Seven Stars Experiences (see below).]  Note, too, that a Diamond cardholder earning Seven Stars status, say, in August 2019, would be eligible for all the Seven Stars benefits – including the Annual Retreat and Celebration Dinner(s) – through Jan. 31, 2020, plus all the Seven Stars benefits again through Jan. 31, 2021.
     

    Insider Tips

    Other than the system-wide benefits – complimentary rooms, priority and early check-in (if available) and extended late check-out (if available), Annual Retreat, complimentary admission for cardholder and up to three guests at all Laurel Lounges (formerly Diamond Lounges), Seven Stars Lounges and General Manager's Clubs, and five $100 vouchers towards meals (see above), annual cruise, Companion Card, Signature Events, and special rewards offers – many casinos, hotels and spas throughout the country offer site-specific additional benefits.  To see which casinos offer these click here.


    Annual Retreat
    While the Annual Retreat includes up to a $1,200 airfare credit
    , hotel accommodations for up to four nights (two-night minimum stay), transportation to and from the destination airport, and a $500 folio credit toward food and beverage (at some casinos, alcoholic beverages are excluded), for those who are unable to travel, or don't want to travel, as an alternative, at your request, Caesars Rewards will deposit 50,000 Reward Credits (US$500 in comps) into your account.  Considering the airfare benefit alone is worth up to $1,200, it’s an alternative you should consider only if you’re unable to travel.  Dollar value aside, of course Caesars wants you to take the trip because it knows you probably will lose at least as much as the trip is worth.  Just keep in mind, you’re under no obligation to set foot in the casino.  If nothing else, use the trip to visit relatives or friends, or go sightseeing.
    Just earning 150,000 tier credits in a calendar year does not automatically grant you Seven Stars status.  You must be invited to join!  Also, once you achieve 150,000 credits, it can take a couple weeks to get your credentials.  The reason for the delay is that Caesars checks to make sure you don't have any outstanding financial obligations to the company, and that you don't have any complaints for disruptive behavior.

    Caesars marketing efforts to the contrary, Seven Stars cardholders who want the best treatment (at their tier level) are still better off staying and playing at one property, or, if applicable, at least one property in each of Caesars two major "hubs" – Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Those who travel a great deal and play at different Caesars properties around the country will find themselves besieged with offers from those properties after one visit – even though they may never intend, or have the opportunity, to visit them again. Meanwhile, special offers from casinos they may play at more frequently, slowly disappear.

    Seven Stars Signature Experiences
    Upon earning 250,000 tier credits, cardholders receive one Experience Credit.  For every additional 250,000 tier credits they earn through Dec. 31 they receive an additional Experience Credit.  These credits can be used to book one or more Signature Experiences.  All Experiences must be booked no later than Jan. 31 of the following year, and completed no later than June 30.  You cannot carry over credits from one year to the next or combine credits earned in different years.
     
    Seven Stars Signature Events
    Three separate Signature Events will take place in 2019.  The Lake Tahoe Event will be an Elite Signature Event, limited to cardholders who earned 500,000 or more tier credits during 2018 or will earn 500,000 or more tier credits during 2019 and prior to this event.  Those cardholders with 500,000 or more tier credits also can attend all three Events; while all other Seven Stars cardholders can attend only one
    either the Atlantic City or Las Vegas Event:
    To register, call 888-509-0519.
    *must have earned 500,000 or more tier credits during 2018, or earn 500,000 or more tier credits in 2019 prior to the Event in Lake Tahoe, to be eligible to attend this Elite Event.

    Seven Stars Companion Card
    At a minimum, among other benefits, the Seven Stars Companion Card entitles the designated individual (who does not need to be a player, but must register for a Caesars Rewards card) to Seven Stars/Diamond/VIP hotel check-in; jumping to the head of the line (behind any other Seven Stars cardholders already in line, of course) at restaurants, gift giveaways, etc.; and admittance to Laurel and Seven Stars Lounges – restrictions may apply, e.g., must be 21 or older in the United States, 19 or older in Canada.  Note, too, that the companion does not need to be a legally recognized spouse; it can be a friend, relative, same-sex legally recognized partner, etc.