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A room is shown in a Valley Tower Executive Suite during a tour of the Harrah's Valley Tower Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Harrah's recently completed a $140 million renovation of the Valley Tower.
Photos: A look inside the remodeled rooms at Harrah's on the Strip
Friday, February 2, 2018
Take one step into the newly renovated rooms at Harrah’s and the upgrades are obvious: The design appears to be bold and sophisticated tones with gray and purple accents. As part of a $140 million remodeling project ...
Police investigating theft of gaming chips from Strip casino
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Metro Police say they are looking for three people who stole chips from a Las Vegas Strip casino Wednesday night. Detectives are investigating the incident, which happened just before 10 p.m. at ...
Caesars Palace celebrates its 50th anniversary with a pool party birthday celebration at the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.
Caesars Entertainment emerges from bankruptcy with $2 billion in cash
Friday, October 6, 2017
Caesars Entertainment has completed the bankruptcy process, the company announced Friday, ending two-plus years of legal and financial uncertainty. ...
Woman hits $787,000 jackpot on penny slot machine
Thursday, September 7, 2017
A Texas woman hit a $787,842 jackpot this week on a penny slot machine at Harrah’s. Janet Redwine of Coppell, Texas, hit the big prize on ...
The Easy Jack table game, shown at Harrah's in Las Vegas, was designed by Matthew Stream, a student at UNLV’s Center of Gaming Innovation.
Student's new Las Vegas table game similar to blackjack
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Matthew Stream dealt hand after hand of blackjack at a Northern California casino and seemed to run into a similar problem for players. In the quickness of ...
Nicholas Blaskowski and Nicole Perry of Phoenix hit a jackpot of $944,337.37 on Willy Wonka: World of Wonka penny slot on Sunday, June 18. The
Couple hits near $1 million jackpot on penny slots at Harrah's in Las Vegas
Thursday, June 22, 2017
A pair from Phoenix is $944,337 richer after hitting a jackpot at a Harrah’s penny slot machine ..
A look at the setup inside the ballroom at the South Point for an NCAA Tournament viewing party in March 2015.
Where to watch the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Whether you are a visitor staying on the Strip or in Las Vegas downtown, or if you are a local taking a long lunch, here are a few options ...
A view of Harrah's Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip Friday, March 13, 2015.
Serial litigants sue Harrah's over ADA issues
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A disabled person with a history of suing businesses in Las Vegas has filed an Americans with Disability Act lawsuit against Harrah’s Las Vegas. ...
Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers performs during the Composers Showcase at Cabaret Jazz on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
Bill Medley totally righteous at Composers Showcase; Penn Jillette’s latest book to diet for
Friday, May 27, 2016
The Kats Report Bureau once again was ensconced at Composers Showcase of Las Vegas on Wednesday night, and it was a genuine Hall of Fame experience. For the first time, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performed ...
Comics George Wallace, Mark Curry, Vinnie Favorito and Charlie Fleischer attend a lunch marking the Improv Comedy Club's 15th anniversary at Harrah's.
Improv Comedy Club to close show at Harrah’s
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Soon, there will be no more nights at the Improv. The Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s, a house of hilarity since April 1995, is reportedly closing at the end of May. The Improv is a legendary brand among comics, ...
Kerry Simon and Bill Murray attend the Simon Says Fight MSA benefit at Keep Memory Alive event center Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.
Kerry Simon was our first, and only, rock ’n’ roll chef
Friday, September 11, 2015
Kerry Simon will be forever remembered as the rock ’n’ roll chef, a title he didn’t attach to himself but was bestowed upon him by Rolling Stone magazine. He was not the first star chef in Las Vegas when he and partners Elizabeth Blau and Peter Morton opened ...
Melody Sweets dances between Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins and  Justin Shandor as Elvis during her guest appearance in “Million Dollar Quartet” on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Harrah’s.
Monday By the Numbers: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ reaches a grand mark at Harrah’s
Monday, August 3, 2015
The Kats Report this week focuses on “Million Dollar Quartet,” the musical at Harrah’s that is celebrating its 1,000th performance Tuesday night. We met the cast in January 2013 during their first full rehearsal.
Penn & Teller celebrated their 14th anniversary Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Rio.
Penn & Teller debut on Broadway as Ben Hale makes million-dollar decision, Matt Goss explores not-so-new horizons
Sunday, July 12, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Crossroads lounge at the Marriott Marquis hotel. The resort is home to Marquis Theater, where tonight Penn & Teller celebrate the premiere of their first series of shows on Broadway ...
Actor Bryan Cranston introduces Above & Beyond at Kinetic Field during Night 2 of the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Monday By the Numbers: Mac King’s total audience count at Harrah’s; Bryan Cranston’s set at EDC
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Beat Coffeehouse on Fremont East. I’ve written from here before, and will again, enjoying my freshly brewed coffee and the vinyl audio entertainment of “Slanted & Enchanted” by ’90s indie rockers Pavement.
Insurers bypass long-held rules to add hidden risk
Insurers bypass long-held rules to add hidden risk
Sunday, April 12, 2015
State insurance commissioners are supposed to watch the premium dollars that policyholders send their insurers, making sure the money is invested safely so that policies can be paid out when the holders die. Investment-grade bonds are fine. But money for a troubled casino company? Controlled by the same giant investment firm as the insurer? That could be …