Caesars Casino Updates
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  • Nevada - Caesars Entertainment casinos in Las Vegas [with the exception of Bally's, Caesars Palace, the Flamingo and The LINQ Hotel + Experience (casino and some amenities -- rooms available only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays), Harrah's and Paris] are temporarily closed until further notice. Planet Hollywood has reopened, but the hotel will accommodate only weekend stays, Thursday through Sunday, while the gaming floor is open seven days a week. The Cromwell Hotel Las Vegas will open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, as an "adults-only" property. Harrah's Reno Hotel & Casino is permanently closed.
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Updated: Oct. 27, 2020

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Apparently Isle Casino Pompano hasn't gotten the word that there is no apostrophe in Caesars.

Caesars, William Hill announce partnership with Colts
Caesars Entertainment, Inc. and its exclusive sports betting partner, William Hill US, have announced their first NFL team sponsorship together – becoming a sports betting partner of the Indianapolis Colts. The partnership highlights a new integrated way for the Colts, Caesars Entertainment and William Hill to engage with sports fans throughout the 2020 football season in Indiana. As part of the agreement, Caesars Rewards will sponsor a free-to-play “Pick 6 Predictor” game on the Colts mobile app. The Pick 6 Predictor generates a series of questions, that fans predict the outcome of, before the upcoming games. Correct picks are rewarded with weekly prizes, and all participants are entered into a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas, including accommodations. Pending regulatory approval, the Caesars Indiana mobile sports betting app “Caesars Sports Book by William Hill” will integrate into the franchise’s media and marketing efforts, bringing exclusive offers and promotions directly to fans through the newly branded sports betting app. (10/26)

Caesars Korea delayed by financing
Caesars Entertainment Inc. is facing significant delays to its Korean integrated resort project due to financing concerns caused by COVID-19. According to South Korean news outlets, citing information from the Incheon Free Economic Zone Authority, Caesars Korea – part of a project called Midan City in Yeongjong Island – is having trouble securing the final capital needed to complete its project. Mohegan Sun is having similar problems, it’s been reported. There also are reports of “disagreements” between investors with local development partners demanding all outstanding funds be fully paid and further funding secured before construction continues. Construction at Midan City stopped on Feb. 11. In addition, the future of Caesars Korea has been in some doubt over the past year following the merger between Caesars Entertainment Corp. and Eldorado Resorts Inc. Eldorado CEO Tom Reeg – now CEO of the merged Caesars entity – said in June 2019 that the company’s international expansion opportunity would “have to be stupendous for us to be running in that direction.” The company subsequently stated in August 2019 that it was capping the amount of additional cash it was willing to directly invest into Caesars Korea at US$60 million – having already contributed US$80 million to the US$700 million project. The remainder would be provided by outside financing. However, the company has spoken little publicly about its Korea project since the merger was completed in June. (10/26)

Second Icahn representative resigns from Caesars Board
The second of Carl Icahn’s three representatives on the Caesars Entertainment Inc. Board of Directors, James Nelson, has resigned, according to an Oct. 23 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The departure of Nelson, a member of the Board of Icahn Enterprises, “was not the result of any disagreement with the company on any matter relating to the company’s operations, policies or practices,” Caesars said in the filing. Previously, Keith Cozza, CEO of Icahn Enterprises, had resigned his seat, but Icahn Capital fund manager Courtney Mather is still a member of the nine-member Board. In late July Icahn sold approximately 10 percent of his stake in the company. At the time, he retained less than two percent of his original holdings. (10/25)

New Jersey Governor extends health emergency order
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Saturday, Oct. 24, to extend the Public Health Emergency in the state that was originally declared on March 9 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health emergencies expire every 30 days unless renewed. The order was previously extended on Sept. 25. The latest extension will not reverse any of the gradual reopening steps the state has taken. (10/24)

Play now, earn bonus tier credits for 2021
For every 500 tier credits you earn between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 you will receive 100 bonus tier credits toward your 2021 tier score. However, you must register before Dec. 31. Click here.  (10/23)

Paris Las Vegas evacuated due to power outage
Las Vegas police assisted Clark County firefighters with evacuations at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Thursday night, Oct. 22, due to a power outage. According to police, officers responded just after 7 p.m. The power was out throughout the property, said Clark County Fire Chief John Steinbeck. While guests were evacuated from the casino area, guests still in their rooms were allowed to shelter in place until power was restored. Firefighters made six elevator rescues and checked several others to make sure they were clear. Power was restored just before 10 p.m. (10/23)

Atlantic City Laurel Lounges close Monday through Thursday
The Laurel Lounges at Bally’s and Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort are now closed Monday through Thursday. (10/23)

Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill to close; Amalfi to open in spring
Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace will close next month to make way for his newest concept Amalfi. Expected to open in late spring 2021, as its name implies, Amalfi will focus on Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. (10/23)

The Cromwell to reopen Oct. 29
The Cromwell Hotel Las Vegas will reopen at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, Oct. 29, as the first adults-only resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The boutique hotel and gaming floor will be open seven days a week for guests 21 and older. “The first standalone boutique hotel on the Strip, The Cromwell brings an exclusive, elevated lifestyle experience to the destination, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service,” said Senior Vice President and Cromwell General Manager Ken Janssen. Guests of all ages will be welcome at Giada, helmed by celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis. In addition, eatwell will be open for fast-casual service, as well as mobile ordering.  Also reopening will be Bound Cocktail Lounge, Interlude Casino Lounge and Drai’s Lounge at Drai’s After Hours, the William Hill Sportsbook, The Abbey high-limit slot area, the fitness center, and Curios gift shop. (10/23)

William Hill to add sportsbook at Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Through its partnership with Caesars Entertainment Inc. William Hill US is adding a full-service sportsbook at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs and betting kiosks at Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino. Sports fans who visit either property can sign up for the William Hill Sports Book app and place bets from anywhere in the state. Following approval from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, customers can visit either retail location to open a mobile account and make their first mobile deposit. Following their first deposit at the sportsbook, customers can deposit and wager from anywhere in Iowa or at any William Hill sportsbook. Those who sign up for the William Hill Sports Book app and make their first deposit are eligible for up to a $300 risk-free bet. The Horseshoe offers a full-service sportsbook with five ticket windows and four self-service kiosks, while Harrah’s offers two self-service kiosks. (10/21)

So, what should I believe? This sign, left, or the information on the website?

Danville businesses back proposed casinos
“Big corporate gambling companies like casinos, along with state and local governments, effectively have had their knee on the throat of the financial well-being of African American citizens for 40 years,” according to Les Bernal, national director of the Washington-based Stop Predatory Gambling. He told attendees at an anti-casino rally, “Local casinos will dramatically hurt citizens financially.” Local attorney Steven Gould, a representative for the Caesars for Danville campaign would not comment on Bernal’s statements. “Caesars Entertainment has made a commitment to Danville to create 1,300 new and good-paying jobs and provide $38 million in new tax revenue for the city.” Approximately 40 people attended the event, hosted by the local anti-casino group, Defend Danville.
More than 100 businesses in Danville, Va., support a potential new $400 million casino resort to be built on the former Dan River Inc. property in Schoolfield. If the proposal is approved by voters on Tuesday, Nov. 3, Caesars Entertainment Inc. expects thousands to travel from across the region each year. The hope is that they will not only spend money at the resort but also at local shops and stores. Caesars is promising 1,300 new jobs if the casino gets approved, plus an additional 900 construction jobs. In addition, the city would receive around $20 million upfront to help pay for a new police headquarters
. (10/21)

Free food at Caesars Southern Indiana
Seven Stars cardholders and their guests each can get a free entrée, two sides, and a bottled drink or dessert daily between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Piazza at Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino. The guest must be present. (10/21)

NJ Governor: 'No' to increased indoor dining capacity
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said now is not the time to increase capacity for indoor dining. “My guess is ‘no’ at this point,” Murphy said on News 12 New Jersey’s “Ask the Governor” program. “I don’t say this with any amount of joy. The numbers have gone against us. I’m concerned that we sent mixed messages. These numbers are really sobering right now.” (10/20)

Double-breasted, pinstripe, grey flannel? Could you be more specific?

Nero's temporarily closed for maintenance?
What's going on at Nero's Italian Steakhouse? A sign at Caesars Atlantic City claimed it would reopen Thursday, Oct. 22; a spokesperson said Thursday, Oct. 29. But try to make a reservation for Saturday, Nov. 7, and nothing is available. Rumors swirling that there is more to this than meets the eye. (Updated 10/27)

662 Bistro opens at Horseshoe Tunica
Chef Otis Dickerson, originally from Baton Rouge, La., brings his love for Southern quality and tradition to the new 662 Bistro at Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino. The restaurant’s menu is heavily influenced with the flavors of Creole and Southern cuisine. The restaurant is open from 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. (10/19)

This sign, but a few feet from where the shuttle actually picks up and drops off passengers – by the ground level entrance to Harry's Oyster Bar next to what was formerly casino valet parking – should have been removed months ago.

Iowa Gaming Commission approves online sports betting
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved agreements for online sports betting for Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo and Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf. “If you are a resident out of state you could establish an account anywhere, but those wagers cannot take place until the customer is in the borders of the state,” Racing and Gaming administrator Brian Ohorilko explained. “Every one of these online sports wagering companies have sophisticated geolocation technology that blocks wagers outside of the state. So a customer that may live in Omaha for example, they could establish an account, but they couldn’t use that account until they drove into the state of Iowa. And then at that point, those customers can wager and those accounts would be activated.” For more information, click here. (10/16)

Oh, come on now. You had to know I wouldn't let you get away with this one.

New plans for old Harrah's Reno
The sale of Harrah’s Reno closed Sept. 30. The property never reopened following its shutdown in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. CAI Investments paid $41.5 million for the hotel and casino. The proceeds of the transaction were split between real estate investment trust VICI Properties (75 percent) and Caesars Entertainment Inc. (25 percent). Harrah’s Reno, opening in 1937 as a small bingo parlor and casino, was the original casino in the Harrah’s chain founded by William F. “Bill” Harrah.

In related news, Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse is relocating from the former Harrah’s Reno to Eldorado Resort Casino at The Row. The new restaurant will be nearly 11,000 square feet, with 140 teppanyaki table-style seats, along with a sushi bar and cocktail bar. A grand opening is set for December.
For anyone nostalgic for the “old” Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino, here’s a look at what changes to expect now that developer CAI Investments has begun $5 million in renovations. The work includes modernizing the original tower that opened in 1969, as well as adding shops, restaurants and office space. CAI already is in talks with several tenants for the newly christened Reno City Center. At this point Starbucks is one of the few brands confirmed. Negotiations also are ongoing with three different grocers for a store within the property. Having an urban grocery at Reno City Center is part of the work-live-play concept that CAI CEO Chris Beavor envisions. For dining options, Beavor is bringing in a chef from Tokyo to head a new fusion restaurant that will serve ramen noodles and sushi. In addition, CAI is planning a “very authentic” Irish-style pub. Also in the works is a second pub concept by Fine Entertainment. The group is behind several Las Vegas pubs such as PBR Rockbar at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort Casino and the ameriCAN Bar at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. What will not be making a return is the former Harrah’s Steakhouse. Initially, Beavor indicated that it was still possible for the steakhouse to reopen; however, after considering plans for the property, CAI determined it was no longer feasible to keep the spot. (10/15)

I’m not even Catholic and think this is in bad taste – no pun intended.
[This tweet was subsequently deleted. Thank you.]

Greyhound resumes service between New York, Atlantic City
Greyhound has resumed bus service between New York City and Atlantic City. The trips go to Bally’s, Caesars, Resorts and Tropicana. To see the order of casino stops for each trip, select View Itinerary on the schedules page. In addition, riders receive a $20 casino free play coupon. Book your ticket and select the “Will Call” ticket option during online checkout. The coupon and your ticket will be available for pick-up at the kiosk or ticket counter. (Updated 10/18)

150 Paris restaurant employees: 'Au revoir'
Nearly 150 employees from Mon Ami Gabi and the Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino will be laid off starting Wednesday, Dec. 16. “Unfortunately, we could not foresee how significantly or for how long a time the COVID-19 related governmental orders, which were initially issued for short durations, would be repeatedly revised and extended or how gravely they would impact our business – and not merely for a short period, but, as it turns out, for the foreseeable future,” a legal representative for the Eiffel Tower Restaurant said in a notice to the state. (10/15)

Caesars brings back parking fees at some Strip properties
Some Caesars Entertainment Inc. properties on the Las Vegas Strip – Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, The Cromwell Hotel Las Vegas, Flamingo Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, The LINQ Hotel + Experience and Paris – again will charge for parking starting Friday, Oct. 30. Self-parking remains free for locals, registered hotel guests, and Caesars Rewards Platinum, Diamond, Diamond Plus, Diamond Elite and Seven Stars cardholders. It’s $12 to park for one to four hours, and $15 for up to 24 hours. There’s a 60-minute grace period before rates are applied. Self-parking at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino remains free. “With this updated self-parking policy, we intend to take care of our best customers – locals, hotel guests and loyal Caesars Rewards members – and provide them with ease and better access to our Las Vegas properties as they continue to stay and play with us,” said Tom Reeg, Caesars CEO. Caesars is the first company to bring back fees, although it says money collected through the end of the first quarter of 2021 will be donated to local charities helping residents facing economic distress because of the pandemic. (10/14)

Harrah's Cherokee casinos endow scholarship
The University of North Carolina Asheville , Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel have established the Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise Scholarship Endowment The endowment will award undergraduate scholarships to students from Western North Carolina. Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos’ first endowed scholarship with UNC Asheville will exist in perpetuity and provide an annual award of more than $1,000 each year to qualified students. The first scholarship will be awarded to a student in the UNC Asheville Class of 2025. First-year students and transfer students are eligible to apply. To learn more about scholarships at UNC Asheville, click here(10/14)

John D. hit the major jackpot on Pai Gow Poker at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino for $133,037.

Caesars sells worldwide rights to Bally's name
Twin River Worldwide Holdings, soon to be the new owner of Bally’s Atlantic City, has purchased the worldwide rights to the Bally’s name for $20 million from Caesars Entertainment Inc. Hedge-fund investor Soo Kim, co-founder of hedge fund Standard General, which owns 39 percent of Twin River, plans to use the name to rebrand all of its holdings, including its 11 casinos and its publicly-traded headquarters. Kim also said he plans to launch a Bally’s-branded sports-betting site. “This is an opportunity for us to revive a brand that is synonymous with American gaming,” Kim said. Bally’s was once one of the biggest names in gaming. It rose up under Bally Entertainment, which also ran the Six Flags amusement-park chain, Bally Total Fitness, and the video game company behind some of the hottest arcade games of the 1970s and 80s, including “Space Invaders,” “Pac-Man” and “Ms. Pac-Man.” Hilton Hotels paid $2 billion for Bally’s casinos in 1996, creating the world’s largest gaming company. The deal will not require Caesars to rename its Las Vegas property, he said. “We appreciate Caesars giving us a chance to use a brand they really weren’t utilizing,” Kim said. (10/13)

Bally's sale delayed due to NJCCC meeting cancellation
The pending sale of Bally’s Atlantic City to Twin River Worldwide Holdings (TRWH) has been delayed due to the cancellation of the October meeting of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18. It’s at that meeting state gaming regulators are expected to consider the purchase of Bally’s from Caesars Entertainment Inc. and VICI Properties. A special meeting of the commission to consider granting TRWH interim casino authorization – a preliminary step toward full licensure – could be scheduled. (10/12)

Searsucker reopens after announcing closing
After announcing its closing last month, Searsucker at Caesars Palace reopened Oct. 15. The restaurant is open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays, 5 to 10 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. (Updated 10/17)

Las Vegas shows begin to reopen
On Friday, Nov. 6, David Copperfield, Jabbawockeez and Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club will open at MGM Grand; “Thunder From Down Under” and “The Australian Bee Gees Show” at Excalibur; and Carrot Top and “Fantasy” at Luxor. All shows will hold a maximum audience of 250 people with six feet of distance between parties and a 25-ft, separation between audience and stage. More information and tickets can be found at
As a result of revised regulations announced by Nevada’s governor, X Country, Absinthe, Piff The Magic Dragon and Tape Face are reopening.
  • The adult revue X Country has opened in Harrah’s Cabaret at Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, making it the first show to reopen at a Caesars Entertainment Inc. property in Las Vegas since the pandemic shut down all live entertainment in March. The show will be performed three nights a week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 10 p.m., with plans to expand the schedule to five nights a week starting Wednesday, Nov. 4. Audiences are capped at 80 people.

  • Absinthe will open Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Caesars Palace with shows running at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets are on sale now. Click here.
    Look for free live music again at some Caesars Entertainment Inc. properties in Las Vegas. On Fridays and Saturdays visit the Piano Lounge and Carnaval Court inside Harrah’s, the Indigo Lounge inside Bally’s, and Le Cabaret and Napoleon’s Lounge in Paris. Performances also will be available at the Heart Bar in Planet Hollywood from Friday to Sunday. Guests are welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis, but space is limited to accommodate social distancing.

  • Piff the Magic Dragon opens Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Flamingo Showroom. For tickets and more information, click here.

  • At the Tape Face show, opening Wednesday, Nov. 11, audiences – limited to 250 – will be treated to an “up close and personal” conversation with Tape Face’s creator Sam Wills. “It’s rare for fans to see me outside of the Tape Face character,” Wills says. “With the new Tape Face show structure, we will include a socially distant meet-and-greet from the stage for me to chat with the entire audience and answer questions every show. After so much stress and worry, it’s time to bring back some laughter and positivity to the world. I want the chance to not only entertain the crowds but really connect with everyone as we bring back the funniest show in Las Vegas.” Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, online at, or by calling 855-234-7469. (Updated 10/22)

Caesars Southern Indiana reopens Poker Room
The Poker Room at Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino is now open from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and, beginning at 11 a.m. on Fridays, 24 hours on Friday and Saturday. (10/12)

I think you mean "commemorative" card.

Get your commemorative players cards
Visit the Caesars Rewards Center at Horseshoe Baltimore to get your commemorative Baltimore Ravens Caesars Rewards players card. Harrah's Kansas City also has a special Kansas City Chiefs commemorative card. Among others, Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Boonville and Harrah's Philadelphia have an NFL commemorative card. (Updated 10/20)

Just opened my "Welcome Gift" from the Seven Stars Signature Event in Atlantic City Oct. 1 to 4. Basically, a lot of crumpled up newspaper. Oh, and some salt water taffy and a few candy bars. What an insult! The tin – for which I have no use – probably cost more than the contents.

Live Keno returns to Harrah's Laughlin
Live Keno at Harrah’s Laughlin Hotel & Casino is now open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. (10/10)

Note new gift giveaway hours at Harrah’s Philadelphia.

Harrah's Kansas City asks landlord for rent break
Visit the Caesars Rewards Center to get your commemorative Kansas City Chiefs Caesars Rewards card.
After it was forced to close its doors because of the coronavirus pandemic, Harrah’s Kansas City Hotel and Casino is asking for a break on its rent next year. General Manager Julie Sola has asked the North Kansas City City Council to consider some sort of concession. The City of North Kansas City is Harrah’s landlord. The casino rents the land from the city, but owns its building. Specifically, Harrah’s wants the city to forgive as much as $410,000 in rent payments. “We were closed for 75 days. And clearly that was very, very hard for us,” she told Council members. “During this time due to closure we did not have any revenues. Yet we still had a significant amount of expense.” According to a report in The Kansas City Star, the request received a cool reception, though several Council members said they would be open to some sort of extended repayment plan rather than forgiving payments altogether. Since reopening, Sola said, casino admissions were down 10 percent and the hotel was only 65 percent occupied. It’s generally about 90 percent full, she said. Financial reports from the Missouri Gaming Commission show that Harrah’s, like other casinos in the state, was hit hard during the initial wave of the pandemic. Harrah’s brought in $7 million in adjusted gross receipts in March, compared to nearly $18 million in March 2019. Harrah’s made no money at all in April and May. However, since government restrictions were lifted, Harrah’s appears to be bouncing back. The casino posted modest gains in June, July and August, compared to those three months a year ago. Overall, Council members were skeptical of offering a break to one business when many had been hurt by the economic lockdown this spring. “We can’t do it for them if we don’t do it for everyone else,” one Council member said. (10/9)

I'd like to know what Caesars Rewards Parnters are.

Now you see it, now you don't.

It's back, but it looks a little different.

Free beer on Thursdays at Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo
On Thursdays, earn 20 tier credits at Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo and get a free beer at The Brew Brothers or see a beverage server on the casino floor for a bottle of beer or frozen drink. The Caesars Rewards Center has complete details. (10/8)

I think the idea with these sorts of templates is that the person using them is supposed to “personalize” them with the guest’s name and the property at which the guest is canceling. Also, it probably would be a good idea to be sure the basic template doesn’t have any errors, e.g., “. . .complimentary reservations if it is 3 days or less. . . .”

Caesars cancellation policy requires a phone call
While Caesars Entertainment Inc. has a very generous cancellation policy for complimentary hotel stays – up until 6 p.m. the day of your scheduled arrival – you need to cancel by phone if it’s within three days. In other words, you can’t cancel online – either via the website or the Caesars Rewards app. Seems odd, but maybe someone will get around to programming the site(s) to correct this. (10/8)

Planet Hollywood opens with new GM
Now that Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino has reopened, it also welcomes a new senior vice president and general manager. Jason L. Gregorec comes to Las Vegas from Tropicana Atlantic City. (10/8)

‘New’ Caesars empowers management at each casino
The "new" Caesars Entertainment Inc. has a smaller corporate operation and, instead, empowers management and staff at each property, according to Caesars Executive Chairman of the Board Gary Carano. In an interview broadcast this month on radio station KKOH-AM’s Nevada Newsmakers, Carano told host Sam Shad, “With the support of management, individual casino managers now make the decisions, and that’s clearly flipped-flopped to how Caesars was run in the past,” Carano said. Also, expect Caesars to boost its charter air service, Carano said. “[Caesars has] a tremendous network of this charter business all across America that they kind of backed off from it a little bit in recent years, but we are bringing it back in a big way,” he said. “Reno and Tahoe are going to see the volumes of charter planes across America that the Caesars Rewards database will bring, he added. “Biloxi-Shreveport-Bossier City is a great hub too.” Caesars is toying with the idea of starting its own airline, Carano said, although he had little to report. For now, the focus in on the charter service, and buying bulk airline seats, Carano said.  (10/8)

I don't think this is quite the headline that the Adams Daily Report, above, had in mind for this article. Then, below, another unfortunate typo in such a wonderful story.

Harrah's Council Bluffs reopens Laurel Lounge
The Laurel Lounge at Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino has reopened. Hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with food service from 5 to 8 p.m., 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with food service from 5 to 8 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, with food service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (10/7)

Many unhappy returns at Harrah's Philadelphia
Don't look for any Return Rewards from your play during October at Harrah's Philadelphia not that anyone there will tell you. Poor customer communications, in my opinion. (10/7)

Letter regarding layoffs and other matters sent to "Team Members" from Caesars Executive Chairman of the Board Gary Carano.

Buddakan, Continental close in Atlantic City
Located inside the former Playground Pier, Buddakan and The Continental, which have been closed since mid-March, will not reopen. Both were victims of the coronavirus and the restrictions that came with it, according to Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr. The pier has had extremely low levels of foot traffic and a majority of its stores have been empty for more than a year. Caesars Entertainment Inc. recently repurchased the pier from developer Bart Blatstein. (10/7)

Harveys Lake Tahoe completes $41 million renovation
As part of a $41 million total property investment over the past two years. Harveys Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino has completed the renovation of all 519 guest rooms in the resort’s Tahoe Tower. The tower’s balcony suites were remodeled in 2018. The renovated Tahoe Tower rooms feature a spacious layout, wood accents, and new carpeting. Redesigned bathrooms, power charging ports and flat-screen TVs complete the makeover. (10/5)

It took a week (Oct. 7), but we finally got an email, below, advising us of this promotion which began Thursday, Oct. 1.

Caesars Southern Indiana lays off employees
Former employees at Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino say the casino has conducted mass layoffs this week, according to an article in The Herald Bulletin, a daily newspaper serving Anderson, Ind., and adjacent areas northeast of Indianapolis. Three former Caesars employees, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed they lost their jobs this week, along with many others across various departments. A spokesperson for Caesars confirmed that “changes have taken place and positions have been affected,” but she declined to elaborate further. One former employee estimates that between 150 and 200 people have lost their jobs; another estimated about 200. According to former Caesars workers, the departments facing layoffs included the Poker Room, servers, bartenders, valets and hosts. Caesars closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it reopened to limited capacity in June. (10/5)

Riding high in Las Vegas for $10
First responders and teachers who show valid credentials at the High Roller in Las Vegas ride for $10. Tickets can be purchased at the High Roller Box Office. (10/5)

Does no one at Bally's Atlantic City know that the Shuttle no longer departs from the Bus Center, but in front of the entrance to Harry's Oyster Bar? This is posted on the exit doors on the street level where casino valet used to operate.

Score when the Baltimore Ravens score
When the Baltimore Ravens score, you score at Horseshoe Baltimore Maryland Casino. Activate your Caesars Rewards card at a Promotional Kiosk up to four hours prior to kick-off each game day – Oct. 25, Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 26, Dec. 3, 14, 20 and 22, and Jan. 3 – to receive $7 in free slot play for every Ravens touchdown. Free slot play will be loaded to accounts at the start of halftime and at the conclusion of the game. To redeem your free slot play, insert your Caesars Rewards card into any slot machine during the upload times and be actively playing. (Updated 10/19)

Success story: Miracle Mile Shops
Operating since June 9, one of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s most popular amenities and biggest draws has been the Miracle Mile Shops. The indoor mall has more than 200 shops, restaurants, bars and live entertainment venues. It’s the only major retail destination on the Strip to stay open while its resort partner remained closed. “From the time we reopened, we really focused on touchless experiences, safety and cleanliness to make sure when people came back, they felt comfortable shopping and dining,” said Wendy Albert, senior director of marketing. “Now almost 90 percent of our shops and vendors are open.” Where many malls on the Strip skew toward luxury shopping, the Miracle Mile Shops maintains a focus on providing brands and stores that are affordable, approachable and fun, she said. Its center-Strip location and easy access for pedestrians and locals have kept the destination relatively busy during the pandemic. One of the newest retailers, The Raider Image, the official store of the Raiders, boosted buzz at the mall recently with a giveaway of exclusive team merchandise for customers who spent $200 at any of the Miracle Mile stores over the course of a few days leading up to the Raiders’ debut at Allegiant Stadium on Sept. 21. “The gift with purchase was a Raiders hat that’s not available for purchase, one only the team and its associates would have access to, and for customers to be able to get that here was great,” Albert said. “The Raider Image store had long lines over that weekend and it’s just great to be able to come to Las Vegas, to see the stadium and go to these team stores and find unique team products.” The mall is also offering curbside pick-up areas for shoppers who don’t want to visit the physical shops, as well as a digital coupon book and store and restaurant directory on its app. The Miracle Mile Shops are open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with some restaurants staying open later. For more information, visit (10/4)

Harveys Lake Tahoe reopens Poker Room
Harveys Lake Tahoe has reopened its Poker Room Thursday through Sunday with the first table at 3 p.m. (10/2)

CDC No Sail Order extended until Oct. 31
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have extended their No Sail Order, banning cruise ships from U.S. ports until Saturday, Oct. 31. In a news release, the health organization noted that cruise ship travel “continues to transmit and amplify the spread” of COVID-19. “On cruise ships, passengers and crew share spaces that are more crowded than most urban settings,” the release said. “If unrestricted cruise ship passenger operations were permitted to resume, passengers and crew on board would be at increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection.” It added that allowing cruise ships at this time “would place substantial unnecessary risk on healthcare workers, port personnel and federal partners, e.g., Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard, and the communities they return to.” The new extension comes one day after the previous No Sail Order was set to expire. The Oct. 31 date falls in line with the cruise industry’s self-imposed ban on sailing, though CDC Director Robert Redfield pushed to extend the order through February 2021 to prevent further outbreaks of the virus. (10/2)

Harrah's New Orleans names new general manager
Samir Mowad has been named the new general manager of Harrah's New Orleans as it begins talks with City Hall and other stakeholders on a $325 million new hotel and casino upgrade. The plan to upgrade the casino and build a new hotel was part of a deal reached with Louisiana’s and New Orleans’ governments last year in return for a 30-year extension of Caesars license to run the casino, starting in 2024 when the current license expires. Stalled by the pandemic, talks to hammer out the details of the project have now resumed. Mowad returns to New Orleans after a five-year stint running Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel and Casino and Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa, as well as a convention center and a Hilton Garden Inn. Mowad originally joined Harrah's to open the Masquerade night club in 2005, but left after Hurricane Katrina that year. He then served one year as Harrah’s assistant general manager before moving to Iowa.
Former general manager, Dan Real, will focus on his responsibilities as Caesars regional president. (10/1)

The Book at Bally's Atlantic City/Wild Wild West Casino and Harrah's Philadelphia is now the William Hill Sportsbook.

Horseshoe Bossier City donating food for hurricane relief
Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino is assisting with hurricane Laura relief by donating food to families in Southwest Louisiana. Since many restaurants in the casino are still closed due to the pandemic they’re donating about $45,000 worth of frozen and non-perishable food items such as catfish, crab legs, sausage, tilapia, steak and more. (10/1)

Caesars VP named to Emerging Leaders of Gaming
Caesars Entertainment Inc.’s Vice President Development David Rittvo has been named one of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40. The program recognizes young professionals making significant impacts in the casino gaming industry. The winners were part of a group of more than 150 industry members who were nominated by colleagues who recognized their commitment and dedication to the gaming industry. The program is organized by the Innovation Group and Global Gaming Business magazine.

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

Nov. 4 (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

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

Indiana, Elizabeth

Wednesdays: Super Senior Wednesdays, Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino

Fridays: Fast Money Drawings, Caesars Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino

Iowa, Waterloo

Thursdays: Earn 20 tier credits and get a free beer at The Brew Brothers or see a beverage server on the casino floor for a bottle of beer or frozen drink, Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo

Louisiana, Bossier City

Mondays: Fill Your Cup For A Buck, Paddock Deli, Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Tuesdays: 2X Tuesdays - Present your Caesars Rewards card when making a wager to receive a 2X multiplier on racing wagers, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

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

Louisiana, Lake Charles

Mondays: Players 50 and older can earn free play while they play with their ONE Club card from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Lake Charles


Louisiana, New Orleans

Wednesdays: Mystery Reward Credit Multiplier, Harrah's New Orleans

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

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

Nevada, Las Vegas

Daily: Diamond and Seven Stars Happy Hour, 4 to 6 p.m., Patio Bar, Flamingo TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Dec. 4 to 17: Great Gift Wrap Up, Octavius Ballroom, Caesars Palace

Jan. 31, 2021: NFL Pro Bowl, Allegiant Stadium

New Jersey, Atlantic City

Fridays through Oct. 23: Bayside ROCK Live, 8 p.m., Waterfront Conference Center parking complex, Harrah's

April 9 and 10, 2021: Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival

Aug. 13 to 15, 2021: Beachfest Concert - Phish

Pennsylvania, Chester

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

Wednesdays: Between noon and 4 p.m. guests 55 and older can swipe at a promotional kiosk for a 5X Reward Credit multiplier for play during those hours, Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack