Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
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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.
■ Nightlife guru Victor Drai (the man behind Drai’s BeachClub and Nightclub, as well as Drai’s After Hours) is also behind the Indigo Lounge. Relax and unwind while listening to live jazz and swing music. The lounge is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday to Friday, and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, like Harrah's down the Strip, suffers from an identity crisis. With no particular theme or "look," it's just another Las Vegas casino hotel. As Jerry Seinfeld would say, "Not that there's anything wrong with that." There is a special Diamond check-in to the far left of the front desk. If it's busy, look for the small Seven Stars placard to receive priority treatment. Self-parking in an adjacent garage (shared with Paris) is complimentary, but it's a bit of a walk if you have lots of luggage. Take advantage of the complimentary valet parking and you'll be within steps of hotel check-in. If business is taking you to the Convention Center, Bally's is directly on the monorail line, but it's a long walk from the casino to the station.
Among the largest standard rooms on the Strip, they recently have been renovated, and they're bright and spacious. There is a desk for those who must combine business with pleasure, and high-speed Internet access is dependable.
The casino has all the typical slots and table games one would expect, but it lacks "pizzazz." Complimentary drink service in the casino is relatively frequent; and dealers, slot attendants and servers all are extremely friendly and helpful.
For years Bally's main showroom was home to the long-running topless showgirl spectacular, Jubilee! The show closed Feb. 11, 2016. Extravaganza - The Las Vegas Spectacular has now taken its place. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster.com.
Award-winning mentalist Frederic Da Silva has returned to the Magic Attic with his show Paranormal.
To check the latest entertainment offerings at Bally's, click here.
■ Bally's has the only tennis complex on the Strip.
■ Show your Caesars Rewards card for a $2 per admission discount at Twilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf; however, you can't pay with Reward Credits.
■ If you opt out of housekeeping services during your stay (minimum two-night stay), Bally's will give you a $10 per stay food and beverage credit. You still can request additional towels or other amenities, but your bathroom will not be cleaned, bed made, etc. If you didn’t get a pre-arrival email asking you to opt-in, just let the front desk know when you check-in.
Twilight Zone by Monster Mini GolfTwilight Zone by Monster Mini Golf is located near the food court and sports book, and cost about $1 million to create. Themed around the classic Rod Serling television series, the 10,000-sq. ft. attraction features an event room, gift shop, wedding chapel, arcade games and four bowling lanes. The 18-hole miniature golf course features Twilight Zone props and scenes from the show painted on the walls in black-light black-and-white. The attraction is designed to be interactive. For instance, golfers can take a picture next to Burgess Meredith among stacks of books and post it via social media. The course is open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight. Cost is $11.95, or $9.95 for locals. For more information, call (702) 333-2121 or visit SyFyMiniGolf.com.
This is not for me, but Real Bodies at Bally's uses real human specimens "to explore the complex inner workings of the human form in a refreshing and thought-provoking style." According to Bally's website, "[T]he Exhibition provides an approachable and fascinating insight into what's happening inside every one of us [and] also explores how elements such as breathing, hunger, the rhythm of the heart, and other essential body functions have deep cultural and emotional significance that reach as far back as the dawn of humanity." Click here for complete information and to purchase tickets.
For fine dining there is BLT Steak (with its decadent $125 per person Sterling Brunch on Sundays), as well as Nobu Las Vegas (which moved from Hard Rock and replaced SEA: The Thai Experience). In addition, there are Nosh Deli, Sbarro, LavAzza, Johnny Rockets, Burger Brasserie, Subway and Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, as well as Buca di Beppo Las Vegas and Tequila Taqueria Bar & Grill. Nathan's, Sbarro, Subway, Pan Asian Express and Johnny Rockets do not accept Reward Credits, nor can you charge to your room.
Special Seven Stars benefits
There are no property-specific benefits, but click here for a list of benefits which are available at all Las Vegas Caesars Rewards casinos.
Seven Stars Lounge
There is neither a Seven Stars nor a Laurel Lounge (formerly the Diamond Lounge); the nearest Laurel Lounge is at Paris.
With the Laurel Lounges temporarily closed, Diamond Plus through Seven Stars cardholders are being given an alternative daily beverage credit. In addition, Seven Stars cardholders will receive a daily $10 food credit. Seven Stars Companion cardholders are not eligible for the food credit, but, if applicable, would qualify for the beverage credit based on their own personal tier level. The beverage credit is limited to four drinks per day, with each drink valued at no more than $20. The credit is good only for the cardholder and can be redeemed directly at the participating outlet. The beverage credits may be redeemed all at one location, or split among the currently open casinos. For example, a cardholder could redeem two beverage credits at Caesars Palace, and one each at Flamingo and Harrah’s. For a list of participating outlets, visit the Caesars Rewards Desk or click here.
Should you choose this for your Annual Retreat?
Las Vegas remains the gaming mecca in the United States, and is probably the most popular destination for Seven Stars trips. With eight other Caesars properties in town (Caesars Palace, The Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah's, The LINQ, Rio, Planet Hollywood and Paris), dozens of restaurants, nightclubs, golf, showrooms, the Forum Shops at Caesars (and other shops located inside Caesars properties), spa treatments, and relaxing by the pool (weather permitting), it would be easy to spend four nights (and $500) here – especially since you can "cross charge" to your room meals and other eligible expenses, even if they take place at another Caesars property in Las Vegas.
When you check-in, be sure to verify that your $500 comp account has been set-up and ask what it includes – specifically which restaurant and bars (city-wide). At a minimum, meals and alcohol charged to the room (at participating outlets) counts toward your $500 in expenses, but not gratuities. Best advice is to keep all your receipts until you settle your final bill.
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