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A memorial service for pioneering female executive Claudine Williams will be conducted at 11 a.m. June 13 in the main ballroom of Harrah’s Las Vegas.
Williams, who died May 13, was the first woman to hold the positions of a major executive of a casino, chairman of a Nevada bank and president of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
Williams was chairwoman of Harrah’s Entertainment from 1983 to 2006 and in 1992 became the first woman inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame.
Persons who want to attend the scheduled 90-minute memorial are asked to RSVP by calling 369-5217.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the person’s favorite charity.
Just as distinctive as it's famous neighbors Caesar's Palace and The Venetian, Harrah's Las Vegas has been entertaining guests since 1973. The 87,700-square foot casino is filled with 1,520 slot machines and 107 gaming tables. Outside the casino, guests are able to experience fun in a street-fair atmosphere at the Carnival Court, an outdoor lounge with live entertainment (including the bartenders), food stands and outdoor shops.
At Harrah's comedy is King, and that has never been more apparent then the comedy acts of Rita Rudner, the Mac King Comedy Magic Show and the Improv Comedy Club. After the show, guests are more than welcome to laugh at their friends at The Piano Bar, famous for its dueling pianos and karaoke. Most recently, Harrah's added tribute show "Legends in Concert" to its list of entertainment.
Restaurants like Ming's offers Asian cuisine, while Ruth's Chris Steak House offers guests fine steaks and fresh seafood. Toby Keith's I Love This Bar is a country-themed bar with a restaurant, live music and the occasional appearance from Keith himself.