Former Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones Blackhurst is bowing out as Caesars Entertainment’s Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility and taking a seat on the company’s board of directors.
The Nevada Gaming Commission fined Caesar's Entertainment Corporation $100,000 for underage gambling. The commission said there was a "pattern" of abuse, and that another incident would mean a seven-figure fine.
Nevada gaming regulators have long been picky about the businesses and individuals they allow licensed casino operators to partner with. The rules were designed to keep out criminals and their enterprises but as casinos have gone abroad and tried to move into the online business, the whole idea of keeping casinos separate from any dubious enterprise has become much trickier.
Visitors to Las Vegas have changed their habits a little bit over the past few years. Tourists are spending less on gambling and more on things like entertainment and restaurants. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's Visitor Profile Study gamblers budgeted $447.63 for gaming in 2011, down from $466.20 the previous year. Meantime tourists spent $274.69 on restaurants and beverages in 2011 compared to $256.82 in 2010, a seven percent increase. We discuss how the Las Vegas visitor is changing and what casinos are doing to adjust.
Caesars plans to completely change the face of two of its Strip properties with the $550-million-dollar Linq project. The project will be anchored by a massive Ferris wheel along with a "re-skinned" Imperial Palace and O’Sheas casinos.
Just when you thought that gambling was becoming an accepted part of everyday life, another critic has emerged. American Values - the social conservative lobbying group - that has focused on traditional marriage and opposed abortion - is now fighting the increased legalization of gambling across the country.
Absinthe is an adults only carnival that is taking over the gardens in front of Caesars Palace. Absinthe is an "acro-cabaret" variety show performed in large wood, canvas and stained glass circus tent known as a "spiegeltent.