Caesars Palace Casino Review

Caesars Palace Casino Review

Ask anyone anywhere to name the Las Vegas resort where they would most like to stay and the instant response from around the world replies, “Caesars Palace!” The Roman realm became the instant benchmark for Vegas luxury when it opened in 1966 and continues to be the gold standard for today’s casino/resorts around the world.

Five hotel towers offer a selection of 3,350 guest rooms. Guests have a wide variety of accommodation choices from the standard rooms with a long list of amenities to suites that were designed, constructed and furnished for the most jaded royalty. A stay at Caesars Palace will be an unforgettable vacation in Las Vegas. Make your reservations on-line at the Caesars Palace website or call toll free 1.800.338.2127.

Dining at Caesars Palace comes in a never ending menu of choices. From the legendary dining experiences to be had at Restaurant Guy Savoy, Bradley Ogden or Rao’s to a quiet moment for a cappuccino and pastry at the Cyprus Street Marketplace. Hungry for great southwest specialties then head for the Mesa Grill while Asian food connoisseurs will enjoy a visit to 808, Hyakumi or the Empress Court.

Neros remains one of the best spots in town to order a steak and those that can’t decide can stop by the fabulous Vegas style Cafe Lago Buffet. Coffee shop food with many upscale menu items can be had 24/7 at Augusta Cafe. Find the comfort and luxury of your room too much to leave then order in-room white tablecloth service from a complete menu twenty-four hours. Numerous coffee and pastry outlets are located throughout the property along with a generous number of bars and lounges.

Most shoppers that experience Caesars Palace for the first time believe they have found the holy grail of shopping and, in fact, they have. Known as a world class shopping destination the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace offer a range of items not to be found anywhere else and all of it is contained within the most decadent, luxurious mall in creation. With more than 160 boutiques and shops and 13 restaurants the Forum offers a unique shopping experience for even the most jaded. The restaurants include many of my local favorites including Joe’s Seafood, Palm Steakhouse, B O A. Steakhouse and Sushi Roku.

Nightlife includes the famous Pure Nightclub, favorite haunt of the rich and beautiful people, includes the ultra trendy Pussycat Dolls Lounge. And now the nightclub has been joined by the Pussycat Dolls Casino. A Caesars Palace casino creation that redefines casino games as something much sexier and way more fun.

Caesars Palace Gaming includes a 250 seat Race and Sports Book beckons to the bettors from a cavernous wall of video screens including more than half a dozen theatre size giants. A favorite place to spend a day at the races or to bet while you watch all your favorite sporting events. Almost 130,000 square feet of casino with thousands of slots and video poker machines that including the latest and all of your favorites. Every popular table game – Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud, Keno, Pai Gow Poker and much more-will tempt you. A live game poker complex located between Pure Nightclub and the Sports Book is our destination most days including today.

After a quick turn into the garage off the Las Vegas strip there are plenty of close-in, easy parking spaces, then an elevator ride and a short jaunt across the sports book and we’re at the Caesars Palace poker room. Though the entry corridor hung with original art work from American painter LeRoy Neiman and we’re into the main poker room with 28 tables thoughtfully positioned in the spacious complex. I spent an enjoyable afternoon in the poker room chatting with Jim Medulla, Caesars Casino Manager & Poker and Chris Tessitore, Poker Shift Manager.

Both were excited to talk about the popular poker room and the many amenities offered to poker players at Caesars Palace. Players earn food comps for hours of play with all play time tracked through your Harrah’s Total Rewards Player’s Card. Don’t forget to sign up for your Harrah’s Player Card before sitting down to play. You can use some of those earned comps for table-side food service ordered from a complete menu then served on a white cloth on a larger than average side table.

The poker tables have Shufflemasters so you are assured of a secure and quick shuffle for a smooth game with the maximum hands per hour. Poker players are offered Limit Hold’em with $3-$6, $4-$8 with a half kill, $6-$12 and any limit that has enough interest. No-Limit Hold’em comes in three basic flavors…$1-$3 Blinds with a $100-$500 Buy-in, $2-$5 with a $200-NoMax Buy-in, and $5-$10 with a $500-No Max Buy-in. Most poker game varieties and structures may be spread with sufficient interest.

Tournaments at Caesars Palace are held in the separate 33 table Tournament Room that adjoins the poker room. Often the site of major poker action such as the recently concluded NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship III or the upcoming WSOP Circuit event April 22 through May 2 the daily schedule of tournaments at Caesars are under the direction of Tournament Director Jason Halperin.

Tournaments are offered at 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM every day. The 12:00 PM tournament has an $80 Buy-in with a $50 Rebuy and the 7:00 PM event is $120 Buy-in with a $100 Rebuy. An 11:00 PM tournament is offered daily with a $60 Buy-in getting $1,000 in chips while a dealer donation of $10 gets another 1,500 in chips. Tuesday evenings at 6:00 PM is a Ladies Night Tournament with a $75 Buy-in for 1,500 in play money and $5 Add-on gets another 500 chips. The room recently added a $330 Buy-in Saturday afternoon event that starts at 3:30 PM. Players begin with 7,500 in tournament chips and blind levels are 40 minutes. For complete details of cash games, daily tournaments and promotions including current WSOP $10K seat giveaways, satellites, and high hands that pay thousands call the poker room direct at 702.785.6566.

Try a cash game or one of the many tournaments (all tournament winners receive a limited edition medallion) and play a test round. Play in the most progressive poker room in Las Vegas, the Caesars Palace Poker Room and you’ll become a regular Caesars’ player just like the many that return again and again after discovering how enjoyable it is to play in a well run room with a friendly, professional and motivated staff.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Toll free: 1.800.338.2127
Local: 702-731-7110

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