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Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 11:30 p.m.
No sooner do I step off the long flight from Las Vegas to Macau, via Los Angeles and Taiwan, than I discover that Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian resort here has scored a double knockout with none other than Caesars Palace headliner Celine Dion and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.
Celine will star in the Venetian Arena on the Cotai Strip on Nov. 8, resulting in Las Vegas promoter Bob Arum moving Manny’s next fight to Nov. 22. Bob says Manny’s new lucrative contract extension with Top Rank guarantees the WBO welterweight champion a $20 million to $30 million payday.
Manny regained the title with his 12-round decision over Timothy Bradley last month. Bob, who is here for the weekend HBO fights with Carl Froch vs. George Groves II and Nonito Donaire vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka, says he will meet with Manny and his team lead by Michael Koncz in the Philippines next week before returning home from Asia to discuss potential opponents.
More news from Bob next week!
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.