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All casino closings around the country, courtesy of CDC Gaming Reports Inc.

Caesars Casino Updates
  • California - Harrah's Northern California is temporarily closed until further notice. “We’ve been kind of looking at the end of the month, first of June,” said General Manager and Senior Vice President JC Rieger. When the casino opens Rieger said Harrah’s might close some or all of its smoking sections to keep the air cleaner. In addition, fewer slot machines will be available, “which is kind of the industry standard,” he added. The casino is still scrambling to figure out how to keep chips sanitized, he said.
  • Illinois - Harrah's Joliet Hotel and Casino and Harrah's Metropolis Casino & Hotel are temporarily closed until further notice.
  • Indiana - Horseshoe Hammond, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino, as well as the three Winner's Circle off-track betting parlors and brewpubs, are temporarily closed until further notice, but are expected to reopen some time after Sunday, June 14. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has begun to reopen its barn area, with the season slated to begin June 14. (See articles below.)
  • Iowa - Horseshoe Council Bluffs is scheduled to reopen Monday, June 1, but at 50 percent capacity. An announcement about the reopening of Harrah's Council Bluffs will be forthcoming.
  • Louisiana - Harrah's New Orleans is temporarily closed until further notice.
  • Maryland - Horseshoe Baltimore Maryland Casino is temporarily closed until further notice.
  • Missouri - Harrah's Kansas City Hotel and Casino is set to reopen Monday, June 1.
  • Nevada - Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino, Caesars Entertainment casinos in Las Vegas (with the exception of Caesars Palace and the Flamingo as of Thursday, June 4, and Harrah's on Friday, June 5), and Harrah's Reno Hotel & Casino are temporarily closed until further notice.
  • New Jersey - Bally's Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino and Harrah's Resort Atlantic City Hotel & Casino are temporarily closed until further notice.
  • Pennsylvania - Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack is temporarily closed at least until further notice.
  • Canada - Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino is temporarily closed until further notice.
Visit Caesars.com/updates for more information.

(as of 10:00 a.m. Eastern, Thursday, May 28)



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Some retail, food outlets reopen at Forum Shops in Vegas
Some retail and food outlets have reopened at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, as have those at The Shops at Crystals and the Las Vegas South Premium Outlets. (5/29)



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Apparently Sahara Las Vegas has been waiving resort fees
since February, and nobody noticed. Why is no one else following suit?


Tolls increasing on three New Jersey highways
Tolls are going up on New Jersey’s three major highways. Effective, Sunday, Sept. 13, the South Jersey Transportation Authority is increasing tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway by 37 percent. Tolls also are increasing by 37 percent on the New Jersey Turnpike and 27 percent on the Garden State Parkway. The increases will fund capital improvement projects. (5/27)

Showboat owner to build indoor Atlantic City water park
Showboat Hotel owner Bart Blatstein plans to build a $100 million indoor year-round water park. He plans to break ground in August, he said. The as-yet unnamed resort is aimed at vacationing families who find little to do in Atlantic City, Blatstein told The Associated Press in an interview. “Atlantic City does not have a family market," Blatstein said. “This will open up a whole new market that doesn't exist.” The park would be built on an existing parking lot between the Showboat and Ocean Casino Resort at the north end of the Atlantic City Boardwalk, an area casino and city leaders have been trying to revitalize. The development would be connected to the adjacent Showboat. (5/27)


Indiana casinos likely will reopen some time after June 14
Indiana casinos likely will reopen some time after Sunday, June 14, when the state enters Stage 4 of Gov. Eric Holcomb's Back-On-Track plan, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission. The commission has issued standards to the state’s wagering facilities for a limited initial reopening. Guidelines include reduced occupancy – likely around 50 percent capacity. The standards also require social distancing of at least six feet for all patrons who aren’t traveling together. And the commission says casinos must use enough security or employees to enforce those policies. Guests coming into the casinos also may have to undergo temperature checks. The number of people allowed at table games will be limited to three players, with four at roulette and six at a craps table. Some electronic games must be shut down to ensure sufficient social distancing. And all employees must wear masks while on the casino floor. The gaming commission's standards say casinos can require all patrons to wear masks. Casinos must submit detailed plans addressing all of the safety standards to the commission before they’re allowed to reopen. The commission's guidance says every plan will be evaluated in consultation with public health experts. The standards also address restaurants and bars within casinos. Dining establishments off the gaming floors must follow the state's broad restaurant guidance, but food and drinks will be prohibited on the casino floors. In addition, concerts, nightclubs, live events and shows are banned in the initial reopening phase. The commission's guidance also requires detailed cleaning and disinfecting plans from each casino, including a requirement of at least one dedicated cleaner for every 50 gaming positions. Caesars operations affected by this include Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Anderson, Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino, Elizabeth, Horseshoe Hammond, Hammond, and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, Shelbyville, and the Winner's Circle off-track betting parlors and brewpubs in Clarksville, Indianapolis and New Haven/Ft. Wayne. In addition, Eldorado operates the Tropicana in Evansville. (Updated 5/29)

Indiana Grand begins reopening barn area
After receiving approval from the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has begun to reopen its barn area in full. Horsemen have been assigned days and times for arrival to ensure an orderly entrance. The Grand's 18th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is scheduled to begin Sunday, June 14. The 2020 racing program originally was scheduled to be 120 days of racing beginning on April 14. (Updated 5/11)


Some Iowa casinos to reopen Monday, June 1
Horseshoe Council Bluffs is scheduled to reopen Monday, June 1. An announcement about the reopening of Harrah's Council Bluffs is forthcoming. (5/26)

Fewer than 50% of Las Vegas Strip hotels to open June 4
Fewer than half – probably a little more than 41 percent, or even less – of the Las Vegas Strip’s hotel rooms will, tentatively, reopen Thursday, June 4, according to several financial analysts. “At this stage, we think it is likely an overestimation of capacity, as we believe there to be a reasonable chance that [hotel] floors and towers remain dark in the early stages,” according to Deutsche Bank gaming analyst Carlo Santarelli. On Thursday, June 4, Caesars Entertainment Corp. plans to open only Caesars Palace and the Flamingo, along with the High Roller Observation Wheel and several retail and dining outlets along The LINQ Promenade; on Friday, June 5, Caesars will reopen Harrah's. Caesars Palace General Manager Sean McBurney expects that, initially, only one of the 4,000-room property’s six towers will be occupied. “Once people know there’s an opening date. . .demand will increase,” he said. “How much? I can’t speculate.” (Updated 5/29)

WSOP Global Casino Championship to move online
The World Series of Poker season-ending Global Casino Championship, originally scheduled to run Tuesday to Thursday, Aug. 11 to 13, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina, now will be held online at WSOP.com on Sunday, Sept. 13. The event features a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and awards a WSOP gold bracelet. The new Season Finale Online Circuit series, with 12 gold ring events, will feature 12 ring-event winners and the WSOP Online “Casino Champion.” For details, click here. (5/26)


2020 Lake Tahoe Concert Series canceled
The 2020 Summer Concert Series at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Acts set to perform this year included Phish, Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock and Bob Dylan. “This is the first time in its 18-year history. . .that the Summer Concert Series will take a hiatus,” said Brad Belhouse, Caesars Entertainment Corp. regional president, Northern Nevada and Laughlin. “Following guidance from public health officials, we have decided to postpone the series normally scheduled through the summer season.” Two of the acts already have been rescheduled for 2021 – Phish (Tuesday and Wednesday, July 20 and 21) and Dierks Bentley (Sunday, Aug. 22) – while Slightly Stoopid, Kenny Chesney (two shows), Old Dominion and Rascal Flatts are currently listed as postponed, with no new dates yet announced. (5/23)


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Wonder what's going on at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino to command these sorts of rates.


Some Nevada casinos to reopen Thursday, June 4
Four Caesars casinos in Nevada will begin reopening on Thursday, June 4: Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino, Caesars Palace and the Flamingo Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, and Harrah's Laughlin Hotel and Casino. On Friday, June 5, Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino will reopen. (Updated 5/29)

Caesars Rewards sponsors GMA Summer Concert Series
Caesars Rewards is sponsoring the Summer 2020 Concert Series Fridays on ABC-TV’s Good Morning America. The series taking place virtually this year will feature such performers as John Legend, Mariah Carey, Sia, Kygo featuring OneRepublic and Valerie Broussard, Bebe Rexha, Billie Joe Armstrong, the Black Eyed Peas, Old Dominion, Ellie Goulding, Megan Thee Stallion, Shaggy featuring Sting, and Skip Marley and H.E.R. Additional performances are to be announced. (Updated 5/22)

No more poker at Harrah's Philadelphia – at least at first
Players who enjoyed the poker room at Harrah’s Philadelphia will have to find someplace else when the casino reopens. In a 10-page document, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has issued minimum protocols for casino operators to follow as they reopen – including no poker rooms. Many of these protocols will dramatically change the gaming experience. Casinos will be permitted to reopen only when the state moves the counties where they are located into the “green phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s three-phase reopening plan. Harrah’s and the three other casinos in the Philadelphia area likely will be among the last to reopen since all of Southeastern Pennsylvania is still in the “red” phase. The Pennsylvania gaming Board “desires to assure that reopenings occur in a manner which promote the safety of casino patrons and employees alike as well as assure an environment conducive to proper regulatory oversight,” according to Executive Director Kevin O’Toole. O’Toole said these new operating requirements were based on best-practices guidelines, as well as plans submitted by operators. Under the new rules, casinos – which had operated 24 hours a day – may now be closed during limited scheduled hours to conduct deep cleanings. Casinos also will be able to close areas of the gaming floor on a temporary basis to disinfect them; however, the gaming Board needs to be notified of any temporary closures. The new rules also provide for extensive guidance on cleaning protocols, including in non-public parts of the casinos. Here’s what else to expect:
  • Patrons entering a casino will be required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth, and to wear them continuously while in the casino. Employees also must wear masks.
  • Patrons who wear a hat will be required to remove the hat or lower their mask when entering a casino to give security cameras a clear look at their facial features.
  • The casino “shall consider” implementing methods to identify persons who have a fever and denying them entry to the gaming floor.
  • Patrons not complying with protocols “shall be warned,” and if they do not comply will be asked to leave the casino.
  • Casinos must promote social distancing between slot machines by installing plexiglass between machines, removing chairs from machines or disabling machines.
  • Cleaning crews will disinfect slot machine touch surfaces “frequently.”
  • Table games “shall be operated in a manner to maintain increased distance between players at each table.”
  • Congregating around tables will not be permitted. (5/20)

Bally's, Caesars, Harrah's taking reservations as of July 1
Bally's and Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah's Resort are currently taking hotel reservations beginning Wednesday, July 1, despite the fact that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has not said when he plans to lift restrictions on casino openings. “The date does not indicate that we have any insight into the actual reopening date,” according to Richard Broome, a spokesman for Caesars. The casinos will open whenever the governor allows it, he said, and the availability of reservations in the future are “part of our plan to ensure we have business when we are allowed to reopen.” Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Resorts Casino Hotel and Tropicana Atlantic City also are taking reservations for that date. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has continued to take reservations, but re-evaluates every week whether it can honor those reservations based on the governor’s restrictions. It has no plans to reopen hotel rooms before the casino can fully reopen, a spokeswoman said. Ocean Casino Resort has canceled all previous reservations up to Sunday, June 14, but is taking online reservations starting Monday, June 15, as is Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina. As of May 29, Resorts Casino Hotel is taking reservations beginning Sunday, June 7. (Updated 5/29)

Caesars, MGM, Cosmopolitan to offer free self-parking
While there will be some exceptions, when their Las Vegas Strip casinos reopen Caesars Entertainment Corp. will provide free self-parking for all guests. Caesars joins MGM Resorts International and The Cosmopolitan which previously had announced a no-fee self-parking policy. When asked about resort fees, an MGM spokesman said, “No other announcements right now.” (Updated 5/23)


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Proposed Horseshoe casino in Danville, Va.

Danville, Va., in negotiation with Caesars for new casino
The City of Danville, Va., is in negotiations with Caesars Entertainment Corp. to open a casino there. Legislators approved a casino in April; now, residents will vote in November on a referendum to legalize the measure. The proposed casino, with a 2,500-seat live entertainment venue and 35,000 sq.-ft. conference center, is planned to be open in 2023. The resort is expected to be located at the former Dan River Mills industrial complex in Schoolfield at an anticipated capital investment of more than $400 million, and the creation of 1,300 jobs with competitive benefit packages and average annual wages between $35,000 and $47,000. The plan also includes 500 hotel rooms, multiple restaurants and bars, and 2,000 slot machines, 75 table games, 16 poker tables and a sportsbook. (5/18)



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Nice report about Caesars Palace and Las Vegas in general
on Sunday Today May 17.


Restaurants inside Nevada casinos may open if. . .
Restaurants inside Nevada casinos will be allowed to reopen during Phase One of the state’s COVID-19 recovery plan, according to a notice from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Only restaurants that meet industry-specific requirements set forth by Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office may reopen, but they must get confirmation from the Board before they can do so. According to the notice, the property must confirm “whether there is a separate entrance for the restaurant, apart from any entrance to the restaurant off the gaming floor.” If not, the casino has to explain how it will make sure patrons can enter the restaurant without crossing the gaming floor. The same stipulation goes for restrooms. If there is no restroom inside a restaurant, the property must explain how it will ensure patrons can enter restrooms outside the restaurant without walking the gaming floor. Properties located in a county with a population of 100,000 or more also will need to submit a plan showing how they will keep people from crowding outside the restaurant while they wait to enter. If a gaming property chooses to reopen a restaurant, it also must commit to following “any directives or orders issued by its county commission or health district that enact more restrictive measures on reopening.” The notice states that the Board will enforce these regulations on restaurants that only partially open, and that the regulations may change as new information about the coronavirus pandemic becomes available. (5/15)

Caesars-Eldorado merger still on track
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While the CEO of Eldorado Resorts Inc. admits the company had considered the prospects of pulling the plug on its $17.3 billion merger with Caesars Entertainment Corp., the notion was quickly dismissed. “We analyze every possible scenario,” Eldorado CEO Tom Reeg said, and financing for the transaction is still in place. “It’s very clear to us the best option is to continue and close the Caesars transaction,” Reeg said. “Everything we liked about the deal still holds up, and we’re looking forward to closing the transaction and getting underway.” Eldorado has long targeted the end of June for closing the deal, but Reeg now hints there is a slight chance the closing could fall into July if one of three regulatory agencies in Nevada, New Jersey or Indiana is not able to get the transaction on its agenda this month or next. Reeg also said he was hopeful the FTC would grant its approval. (5/12)


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Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Tony Rodio outlines steps the company has taken to provide a safe and healthy environment for customers and employees once casinos reopen.


Louisiana Downs delays season opener
Though its casino is open, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will push back the opening of its spring/summer racing season, drop 20 dates from the beginning of its schedule, and cancel the running of its annual Super Derby. The new opening is now scheduled for Saturday, June 6, but it will be spectator-free. The Super Derby, one of the premier races for 3-year-olds in North America, was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12. The season will end Wednesday, Sept. 23, as previously planned. (Updated 5/27)

Harrah's Kansas City, 3 Eldorado casinos to reopen June 1
Harrah's Kansas City Hotel and Casino will reopen at 10 a.m. local time on Monday, June 1. The casino will operate at 50 percent capacity, in accordance with the Phase 2, Step 2 of the Recovery Plan created by the Clay County Public Health Center. Slot machine banks will be arranged to allow for physical distancing, and table games will be offered with limited seating. Certain amenities including the poker room, the buffet and the Laurel Lounge will remain closed until further notice, but are planned to reopen in phases pursuant to guidance provided by public health authorities. And, even though they won’t be arresting those who are crowding together, Missouri Highway Patrol officers will be stationed inside, keeping watch for people who aren’t practicing social distancing. “If social distancing is not being practiced, I am sure they will bring that to the attention of management,” said Mike Leara, chairman of the Missouri Gaming Commission board. There will be no live music, no tournaments or large drawings, and restaurant service will be limited to prepackaged sandwiches. Employees will wear masks and undergo a health screening each day, including temperature checks, and guests, as well, will be encouraged to wear masks and be ready for a health screening before entering. At night, the company is deploying a fog machine to disinfect and sanitize the gaming floor. Eldorado Resorts Inc. has three casinos in Missouri: Isle of Capri in Boonville and Kansas City, and Lumière Place Casino and Hotels in St. Louis. (Updated 5/30)

Suspect in Rio robbery arrested in Los Angeles
Extradition proceedings are pending against Steven Gao, arrested by the FBI in Los Angeles. Gao was wanted for stealing more than $30,000 in casino chips from the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino before fleeing the United States for China. On the day of the robbery, Gao took out a revolver and a mask, then carried out the robbery. Investigators subsequently recovered $17,000 in Rio chips, a wig and a shoulder bag possibly used by Gao in the robbery. (5/12)

Atlantic City Seven Stars Signature Event postponed
The Atlantic City Seven Stars Signature Event, June 11 to 14, has been postponed due to COVID-19. New Event dates and a revised itinerary are being developed and will be communicated later. (5/11)


Cruise News
Canadian cruise ship ban extended through October
Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced May 29 that cruise ships with 100 passengers or more will be banned in Canadian waters until Sunday, Nov. 1 “to ensure that Canadians and our transportation system remain safe and secure.” He said that he understood this will have a big economic impact on the tourism industry and that the Canadian government is looking at what to do about that. A similar ban was first announced in March along with other travel restrictions, when Garneau initially put a ban on ships with 500 passengers or more docking in Canadian waters through Friday, July 31. (5/29)

CEO Del Rio: NCL is 'here to stay'
In an exclusive interview with Cruise Critic, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings President and CEO Frank Del Rio said NCL is “here to stay, and has all the resources necessary” to be successful through the COVID-19 global pandemic. Del Rio spoke openly of the concerns facing the cruise industry, new health and safety measures for cruise ships, as well as an examination of the onboard experience and new technologies. He predicted a phased return in the fall of the company’s three cruise lines – Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Sea Cruises. He also noted that, at first, the measures currently governing public health on land, such as wearing masks and social distancing, as well as an emphasis on sanitation and hand washing, already are in place on cruise ships, and will continue to be part of the sailing experience. In addition, he said, the demand for cruising will likely not be as robust when it begins, so social distancing will be easier with fewer people onboard. Norwegian’s ships, with their emphasis on many small specialty restaurants as opposed to large main dining rooms, are well placed to work in a social distancing era. Reducing tables to four-tops with more space in between, he said, will not be a problem. The ships also would be able to accommodate two shows a night instead of one, so every other seat could be empty, he said. To read the complete interview, click here. Previously, Norwegian had warned investors that it might be forced to go out of business as it tried to raise the money it needs to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said its accounting firm had “substantial doubt” about Norwegian’s ability to continue to remain in business. To that end, Norwegian arranged to borrow $400 million from investment firm L Catterton through notes due in 2026. Norwegian also announced plans to raise nearly $1.35 billion more in a private placement of other notes due in 2024, and up to $400 million more through the sale of additional shares of stock. Altogether that should provide the company with $3 billion in additional cash reserves, according to NCL. (Updated 5/11)

Carnival to begin some cruises on Sunday, Aug. 1
Carnival Corp. will resume cruises on eight of its ships by the end of the summer. While it has canceled service on some of its cruise lines through September, Carnival said it would offer cruises from ports in Miami and Port Canaveral, Fla., and Galveston, Tex., on Saturday, Aug. 1. In a statement aerlier this month, Carnival said that all North American cruises set to depart between Saturday, June 27, and Friday, July 31, are canceled. “We will use this additional time to continue to engage experts, government officials and stakeholders on additional protocols and procedures to protect the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we serve,” the company said. (5/4)



Nevada gaming regulators approve new requirements
The Nevada Gaming Control Board unanimously approved two sets of health and safety requirements May 7 in order for casinos to reopen once the current shutdown due is lifted. The seven pages of guidelines establish initial requirements covering operations, customers and employees. For example, casinos and their outlets will be limited to no more than 50 percent their maximum occupancy capacity, must increase the space between their slot machines, and will be required to limit the seating at table games – three players for blackjack, six for craps, four for roulette, and four for poker. Casinos also are to follow state and medical requirements for the use of medical masks and other personal protective equipment, as well as make the items available for guests and employees. It’s up to the casino to decide if masks will be required. (5/8)

What it will take to get customers back to Las Vegas
It’s going to take more than bargain room rates, dining discounts and gambling coupons to lure customers back to Las Vegas resorts when they reopen, according to two marketing consultants who spoke Wednesday, May 13, at the ICE North America digital conference on reopening casinos. The free five-day online conference started Monday, May 11. In their marketing and communications resorts should tell customers to change their expectations on what the Las Vegas experience will be like in the era of social distancing, masks, and the continuing closure of shows, clubs and other amenities, according to Corey Padveen, a partner with t2 Marketing International, and Brian Edwards, founder of Edwards Technologies. Casinos also need to reassure guests on the steps their properties are taking to make trips safe, Padveen adds. “The marketing message needs to shift away from 'here’s how your experience can be made more fun by doing this and this and this,'” Padveen said. “It’s setting it up in such a way that people are being educated on how the experience is changing, then temper that expectation that it’s going to be a little bit different for the foreseeable future with these safety measures in place. You need to provide people with an outline of how to go about their next visit, as opposed to ‘here are tickets to the Golden Knights and Cirque du Soleil.’ It’s taking the approach from an educational and comforting status, rather than pushing potential upsell of property amenities.” Southern California is expected to be the best target for luring visitors to Las Vegas, thanks to being close enough to drive, combined with a reluctance by many to consider flying for now. (Updated 5/29)

Phish postpones 2020 beach concert in Atlantic City
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Phish has postponed its 2020 summer tour schedule, including a scheduled three-day beach concert in Atlantic City, Aug. 14 to 16. The shows have been rescheduled for Aug. 13 to 15, 2021. “Due to the ongoing pandemic, we sadly have made the difficult decision to reschedule Phish’s entire 2020 summer tour, now moving to the summer of 2021," the band said in a statement on its website. “We’ve been as excited as ever to play music for you all, and are so heartbroken to postpone these dates. The health and well-being of Phish fans, our touring crew, and the communities in which the band plays is our top concern.” Tickets will be honored for the new dates, or if concertgoers can’t make it, they’ll be able to request a refund. Ticket holders will receive an email with the details. Visit LiveNation.com/refund for more information.
(5/1)

Kelly Clarkson postpones Vegas residency
Kelly Clarkson's Las Vegas residency, "Invincible" at the Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood, has been postponed until 2021. For the latest information and to receive presale access when new dates are announced, sign up for her mailing list here. (5/1)
Upcoming shows, events and deadlines

NOTE: All shows, events and deadlines are subject to postponement or cancellation due to temporary casino closings and/or safety and health measures implemented by the state.

California, Ione

Fridays: Seven Stars/Diamond Slot Tournament, 7 p.m., Harrah's Northern California

June 3 (and the first Wednesday of every month): Veterans, active duty service men and women, and their spouses receive 20 percent off food purchases at Louie Oliver’s (one redemption per cardholder), Harrah’s Northern California

Illinois, Joliet

Mondays and Thursdays (holidays excluded): 2-for-1 lunch ($25), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner ($30), from 4 to 8 p.m., cash or credit card only, Flavors The Buffet, Harrah's Joliet

Saturdays: Dinner for two with a bottle of wine, $60, Flavors The Buffet, Harrah's Joliet

Indiana, Hammond

Wednesdays: Those 50 and older (with valid ID and Caesars Rewards card) get 50 percent off at the Village Square Buffet, Horseshoe Hammond

Indiana, Shelbyville

June 14: Racing season begins, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Iowa, Council Bluffs

Tuesdays: Guests 55 and older qualify for a buy one, get one free buffet (with photo ID and Caesars Rewards card), Harrah’s Council Bluffs

Louisiana, Bossier City

Tuesdays: Dollar Days ($1 hot dogs, drafts, popcorn), noon to 4 p.m., Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Wednesdays: Morning Madness Trivia Night, 8 p.m., Whiskey Roadhouse, Horseshoe Bossier City

June 6: Spring/summer season opener, Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Maryland, Baltimore

Monday to Friday: Horseshoe Happy Hour, 4 to 7 p.m., Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Mondays: Club 443 - Guests 21 to 35 can earn food and play prizes by swiping their Caesars Rewards card at a promotional kiosk after earning 100 tier credits, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Tuesdays: Military & First Responders Appreciation Day, 10 a.m. to midnight, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Tuesdays: Guy Fieri’s Trivia Night, 7 to 9 p.m., Guy Fieri’s, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Wednesdays: Horseshoe Game Show, 1 p.m. (registration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Poe's Nest, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

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Thursdays: Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. guests 55 and older can swipe at a promotional kiosk for a 5X Reward Credit multiplier, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Fridays: 98 Rock’s Justin Schlegel broadcasts live, 8 p.m. to midnight, Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen + Bar, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Mississippi, Biloxi

Tuesdays: DJ Karaoke, 7 to 11 p.m., 406 Club, Harrah's Gulf Coast

Fridays: Live musical performances, 8 p.m. to midnight, Harrah's Gulf Coast

Mississippi, Robinsonville

Fridays and Saturdays: Caesars Rewards cardholders can enjoy the Village Square’s Seafood Buffet for $25 per person. Don’t want to wait in line? Ask about the buffet’s $10 Fast Pass that includes a commemorative mug with $1 beer specials, Horseshoe Tunica

Nevada, Lake Tahoe


Nevada, Las Vegas

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Daily: Diamond and Seven Stars Happy Hour, 4 to 6 p.m., Patio Bar, Flamingo

Aug. 20 to 23: Seven Stars Signature Event

Nov. 5 to 9: Great Gift Wrap Up, Palace Ballroom, Caesars Palace

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Dec. 12 to 17: Great Gift Wrap Up, Octavius Ballroom, Caesars Palace

Nevada, Reno

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Tuesdays: Silver Circle 55+, Harrah's Reno

New Jersey, Atlantic City
North Carolina, Cherokee

May 28: Cherokee casinos open to the public

Pennsylvania, Chester

Saturdays: Seven Stars Mixer, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Cove Steakhouse & Raw Bar, Harrah's Philadelphia

Sundays: Brunch Buffet (open to the public), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Laurel Lounge, Harrah's Philadelphia

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Tuesdays: Between noon and 4 p.m. guests 55 and older can swipe at a promotional kiosk for a 5X Reward Credit multiplier, Harrah's Philadelphia

June 19: Diamond Day (an upgraded and themed menu with the chance to win free play and other prizes), 3 to 11 p.m., Laurel Lounge, Harrah's Philadelphia