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November 22, 2014

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Guinness confirms another world record for Las Vegas

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A view of the 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel Monday, March 31, 2014. The observation wheel, the tallest in the world, is part of the Linq project, a $550 million development by Caesars Entertainment Corp.

High Roller Observation Wheel Opens to Public

People ride in cabins of the 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel Monday, March 31, 2014. The observation wheel, the tallest in the world, is part of the Linq project, a $550 million development by Caesars Entertainment Corp. The ride is now open to the public. Launch slideshow »

The High Roller now has a page in the “Guinness World Records” book as the world’s tallest observation wheel.

At 550 feet tall, the wheel is bigger than London Eye and Singapore Flyer. The record is based on the total diameter of the wheel, which must be a permanent structure.

The team behind the wheel had to submit a package of information about the High Roller’s design and construction and a report from an independent surveyor verifying the diameter to Guinness officials.

The High Roller – the centerpiece of Caesars Entertainment’s Linq project – opened to the public March 31.

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