Caesars Palace is a name synonymous with gambling. It’s a luxury hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip featuring celebrity-owned restaurants. It is located between the Bellagio and The Mirage. Caesars Palace was founded in 1996 and designed to mimic life during the Roman Empire.
Why is Caesars Place such a Landmark?
Caesars has always been orientated towards high rollers, and their modern casino facilities include table games like craps, roulette, blackjack, mini-baccarat, Pai Gow Poker and Spanish 21. It also features a large poker room which is open 24 hours a day. There are also numerous slot machines and video poker machines.
Caesars is well known for live music, and sporting event such as boxing and they also hosted the Caesars Palace Grand Prix from 1981-1982. They have also hosted notable entertainers such as Reba McEntire, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Shania Twain, Elton John, and many more well-known performers.
The Hotel and casinos inauguration was held on the 5th August 1966, and the owners’ Jay Sarno and Stanley Mallin spent over $1 million on the event. Among the opening performers was Andy Williams and Phil Richards and it was said that from the day this Casino opened its doors, it was a mob-controlled casino.
Stuntman Knievel convinced Sarno he could jump the distance of 140 feet over the fountains in 1967, the stunt went wrong, and he landed in the hospital with a broken pelvis, concussion and several other broken bones. Frank Sinatra started performing at the Casino in 1967 after a fall out with The Sands owners; however, during a high stakes game of Baccarat, he had a run-in with the hotel executive Waterman and swore to never return or perform at Caesars again.
However, after his retirement in Jan 1974, he returned and became a frequent performer at Caesars Palace. Caesars Palace has been behind many controversies, but the most noted one is its ties to organised crime. It’s one of the most well-known and talked about land-based casinos and has also been a location for many films and TV Shows.