Caesars Palace

For grammar buffs, the name of Caesars Palace deliberately lacks an apostrophe because late co-founder, Jay Sarno – who died of a heart attack, on the premises, in 1984 – wanted to create the impression that the Roman-themed resort was an opulent destination for everyone, not just for Caesar. That said, Caesar – specifically Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome – is very much in evidence, courtesy of a new 15-foot statue in the main entrance. Indeed, Caesars Palace, as a whole, is awash with Roman iconography, albeit heavily influenced by Hollywood.

First opened on August 5, 1966, Caesars Palace occupies prime real estate on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip, sandwiched between The Mirage to the north and Bellagio to the south. Non-gaming amenities at the iconic resort include over 3,500 guest rooms, 22 restaurants, including several which serve authentic Asian cuisine for the benefit of wealthy clientele from the Far East, and ten bars and lounges. The hotel complex also includes a convention centre, covering 300,000 square feet, a spa, covering 50,000 square feet, seven swimming pools and a gargantuan shopping mall.

The modern casino floor accommodates 185 gambling tables, offering a wide selection of table games, including baccarat, blackjack, craps, pai gow and roulette, to name but a handful. Slot machines and video poker machines are plentiful, with over 1,300 available, and the heart of the gaming floor is home to a 4,500-square foot, 24-hour casino poker room. Caesars Palace operates Texas Hold’em tournaments on a daily basis. Sports bettors can place bets in the Caesars Race & Sports Book and follow the action, in comfort, on a huge, high-definition display, complete with state-of-the-art multidirectional sound.

The Palazzo

Although a luxury hotel resort and casino in its own right, The Palazzo is part of a larger complex, which also incorporates The Venetian and Venetian Expo, on the Las Vegas Strip. Consequently, it is sometimes known as ‘The Palazzo at The Venetian’. Of course, ‘palazzo’ is the Italian word for ‘palace’, so it should come as no surprise to learn that the property is decorated in a style inspired by the Italian Renaissance. With a touch of style, they make a pleasant occasional change so visit this page.

Guest accommodation at The Palazzo is provided exclusively in the form of luxury suites, of which there are a total of 3,075. Sizes start at 720 square feet, as standard – which is nearly double the size of an average Las Vegas hotel room – and range up to 3,667 square feet for the four-bedroom ‘Chairman Suite’, which includes a private terrace, pool, spa and sauna, but will set you back $25,000 per night.

Of course, The Palazzo revolves around its casino, which occupies over 66,000 square feet and offers over 225 table games, including baccarat, blackjack and roulette, to name but three, and over 1,000 slots and electronic gaming machines. The Palazzo casino floor also includes a sportsbook betting kiosk, operated by William Hill, for over-the-counter bets on horse racing and other sporting events. The Palazzo has no poker room, but the Venetian Poker Room, widely considered to be one of the best in Las Vegas is only a short walk away and available to guests staying at its ‘sister’ hotel.

Away from the casino, casino real money options for eating and drinking are plentiful, with over 40 restaurants and bars on-site. A similar comment applies to evening entertainment, with four different theatres to choose from.