Warning. . .Deadlines ahead!
  • Book your Seven Stars Annual Retreat* no later than Dec. 31 (complete retreat by Jan. 31).
  • Book your NCL Annual Voyage* no later than Dec. 31 (complete cruise by Jan. 31).
  • December is the last month to earn tier credits and qualify for 2019 tier status, e.g., Seven Stars, Diamond or Platinum.  Tier score will reset to zero on Jan. 1.
  • December also is the last month to earn a tier credit bonus for 2019.  For every 500 tier credits you earn between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018, Total Rewards will give you a 100 tier credit bonus toward your tier score for 2019, but first you have to opt in at TotalRewards.com.
  • Book your Signature Experience(s) no later than Jan. 31 (complete Experiences no later than June 30).
  • Use any remaining $100 dining certificates* no later than Jan. 31.
*earned from play Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017
earned from play Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018

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Comedy club to open at Bally's Blue Martini
AC Jokes, a comedy club operated by comedians themselves, opens Dec. 26 at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino’s Blue Martini.  A second club operates out of the Anthem Lounge at Tropicana.  (12/14)

Caesars appoints second woman to Board of Directors
Subject to regulatory approval, a second woman – Juliana Chugg, chief brand officer at Mattel Inc. for three years – will join the 12-member Caesars Entertainment Corp. Board of Directors.  “Juliana has extensive senior executive experience and has successfully managed all aspects of multi-billion-dollar businesses, including operations, strategy, product innovation, marketing, e-commerce, branding and licensing,” Caesars Chairman Jim Hunt said in a statement.  “Juliana’s global general management and brand stewardship perspectives bring a welcome addition to the Caesars boardroom.”  At Mattel, Chugg was responsible for $6 billion of revenue while leading several of the company’s brand franchises.  Previously, Chugg served as a senior vice president at General Mills Inc. and as a divisional president with the company for four years.  She also held a progression of leadership roles with General Mills and Pillsbury since 1996.  “I look forward to partnering with the board and management team to help Caesars achieve its rightful business leadership position among the most recognized brands in the world,” Chugg said.   Chugg also serves as a member of the VF Corp. board.  (12/13)

Man robbed of winning at Harrah's New Orleans
While counting his winnings in the bathroom at Harrah’s New Orleans, a 34-year-old man was robbed after being grabbed from behind and slammed against the toilet.   According to a police report, the robbery was reported around 5:35 a.m. Dec. 12.   The robber fled in a white mini-van.  A preliminary police report on the incident did not say how much money was taken.  (12/13)

Atlantic City rail line to open 'towards the first of the year'
New Jersey Transit (NJT) officials are offering no set date for resumption of service on the Atlantic City Rail Line.  While NJT is in the final steps of installing the required positive train control, there is still not a set date for reopening the rail line, but state officials are being told “towards the first of the year.”  NJT suspended service in early September, citing the need to continue the installation of positive train control equipment on its rail fleet throughout the state.  (12/13)


Want to guess what this "very important" and "really urgent"
and "amazing Christmas Eve offer" is?
Earn 500 tier credits and get $25 in free slot play.  Really?!

Harrah's Ak-Chin giving 25X tier credit multiplier
In honor of its 25th anniversary, Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino is giving all Total Rewards cardholders a 25X tier credit multiplier from 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Dec. 27.  In order to qualify, cardholders first must swipe at a designated kiosk before playing.  The bonus tier credits will count toward achieving 2019 tier status, but only base tier credits will be multiplied.  (12/12)


Why is Caesars running ads like this on The New York Times and other websites when riders no longer are permitted to travel in this position?

A lot of bunk at Flamingo Las Vegas
The next phase of the Flamingo’s 976-room remodeling project in Las Vegas includes 14 new bunk bed rooms along with several bunk bed suites.  According to a news release, to date the $156 million room remodeling project includes one of the largest dedicated bunk bed suites in the country – nearly 1,000 square feet of space.  The room includes a living area, kitchenette and a bedroom with two queen beds, each equipped with an overhead full-sized bunk.  The 14 515-sq. ft. bunk bed rooms each have a living room, vanity area and are fitted with two queen beds with a full-size bunk.  The rooms are expected to open Feb. 1, with rates starting at $115 a night for bunk bed rooms, and bunk bed suites starting at $310 per night.  When the renovation is complete, two-thirds of the rooms at the Flamingo will be new or will have been remodeled in the past two years.  (12/12)

It's a winter wonderland at Rio in Las Vegas
The holiday spirit is alive and well at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino through Jan. 20.   Rio’s 15-acre lantern festival opens every night at 5 with some reaching up to 50 feet in height and 100 feet in length.  The LED-powered fixtures include replicas of such global landmarks as the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower and Chichen Itza.  Two enormous ball pits – one for all ages and the other for those 21 and older crowd – are also part of the attraction.  In addition, there’s live entertainment, international food selections, carnival rides, a global marketplace and more.

'Sneak peak' at Caesars plans for 2019
Check out this interview on CIO.com with Les Ottolenghi, executive vice president and chief information officer for Caesars Entertainment.  There's a lot of "tech speak,"  but one interesting tidbit is this: "We are currently running an experiment where team members on the property can use smart watches to access customer profiles, so that when they see the customers on the floor, they can provide personalized service and suggestions."  Sounds like we'll be seeing a lot of "Dick Tracy-ish" hosts running around.  [If you don't understand the Dick Tracy reference, you're too young to be reading this.]  (12/5)

Free celebration at Harrah's Ak-Chin
Join the Ak-Chin Indian Community for its 11th Annual Masik Tas Celebration on select dates through Dec. 16 at Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino.  For details click here.  (12/3)


Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City sent this invitation to its New Year’s Day brunch buffet offering the choice of “dinning” in one of two locations.

The email refers to it as “a beautiful NYE buffet.”

Does that mean they’re serving leftovers from the night before?

Some upcoming shows, events and deadlines

Arizona, Maricopa (Phoenix)
Through Dec. 16 (select dates)11th Annual Ak-Chin Indian Community Masik Tas Celebration, Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel & Casino


Dec. 27: 25X tier credit multiplier 8 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. -- swipe first at any designed kiosk, Harrah's Ak-Chin Hotel & Caisno

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


Wednesdays: Guests 55 or older qualify for a buy one, get one free buffet (with photo ID and Total Rewards card), Horseshoe Council Bluffs


Dec. 15: Ugly Sweater Slot Tournament (by invitation only), Horseshoe Council Bluffs

Louisiana, Bossier City
Jan. 5: Quarter Horse Racing begins, Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Louisiana, New Orleans
Feb. 15: Foo Fighters open FIllmore New Orleans, Harrah's New Orleans

Maryland, Baltimore
Fridays: Free salsa dancing lessons, B’more Beers (8 p.m. to midnight), Horseshoe Baltimore

Through Dec. 14: During restaurant hours, donate a new unwrapped toy to Gordon Ramsay Steak’s Toys for Tots Fund Drive and receive your next specialty cocktail or sticky toffee pudding on the house, Horseshoe Baltimore

Mississippi, Robinsonville
Jan. 31: Casino at Tunica Roadhouse to close; hotel to remain in operation

Missouri, North Kansas City
Mondays: Guests 50 or older qualify for a buy one, get one free lunch and/or dinner buffet (with photo ID and Total Rewards card), Harrah's North Kansas City

Nevada, Lake Tahoe


Every Monday: Silver Circle 55+, Harrah's and Harveys Lake Tahoe

Nevada, Las Vegas


Through Dec. 15: Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, Thomas & Mack Center


Dec. 19: Criss Angel's "Mindfreak" show opens, Planet Hollywood

June 8: Celine Dion's final performance in The Colosseum, Caesars Palace

Nevada, Reno
Every Tuesday: Silver Circle 55+, Harrah's Reno

New Jersey, Atlantic City
Dec. 26: AC Jokes Comedy Club opens, Bally's


March 29 and 30: Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, Atlantic City Convention Center

Pennsylvania, Chester
Every Saturday: Seven Stars Mixer, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Harrah's Philadelphia

Through Dec. 24: Diamond Lounge closed, Harrah's Philadelphia

Dec. 16: Last day of racing season; post time 2:05 p.m., Harrah's Philadelphia

Dec. 25: Diamond Lounge open 4 to 9 p.m., Harrah's Philadelphia

Dec. 31: Diamond Lounge open 5 to 9 p.m., Harrah's Philadelphia

Jan. 1: Diamond Lounge open 4 to 9 p.m., Harrah's Philadelphia

Ontario, Windsor
Dec. 25 and 26: Diamond Lounge closed, Caesars Windsor

Jan. 1: Diamond Lounge open 3 to 9 p.m., Caesars Windsor