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Encyclopedia > Harrah's Las Vegas
Harrah’s Las Vegas

Number of rooms 2,677
Theme Carnival
Gaming space 86,664 sq.ft. (8,051.35m²)
Permanent show(s) Clint Holmes
Signature attraction(s) Carnival Court
Notable restaurant(s) Ming's Table
The Range Steakhouse
Owner Harrah's Entertainment
Date opened 1973
Casino type Land-Based
Major renovation(s) 1997
Previous name(s) Holiday Casino
Casino website Hotel/casino web site

Harrah's Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the famed Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. The property is owned and operated by Harrah's Entertainment. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x629, 73 KB) Summary From Harrahs internal web site, for promotional use only. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Carnival or Carnivale is an annual Christian festival season. ... Clint Holmes (born May 9, 1946), is a Singer/Songwriter/Las Vegas Entertainer. ... The company known as Harrahs Entertainment was founded on October 30, 1937 as a small bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada operated by William F. Harrah. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Holiday Casino was a hotel and casino that opened in 1973 as a 15-story tower with a showboat as a podium. ... The south end of The Strip. ... For other uses around the city, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The company known as Harrahs Entertainment was founded on October 30, 1937 as a small bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada operated by William F. Harrah. ...


The hotel offers 2,677 rooms with an attached casino providing 87,000 square feet (8,051 m²) of space. The hotel consists of several towers, the tallest of which has 35 stories. The court yard entry houses a Ghirardelli Chocolate Company store. The Ghirardelli sign in San Francisco The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a United States division of Swiss candy-maker Lindt & Sprüngli. ...


There is a Las Vegas Monorail stop at the rear of the property, and a free shuttle to the Harrah's-owned Rio. The Robert N. Broadbent Las Vegas Monorail is a mass transit system located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Monorail Company. ... The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino is located off the Las Vegas Strip in Clark County, Nevada. ...

Casino entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Casino entrance on Las Vegas Boulevard.

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History

It opened in 1973 as the Holiday Casino. When it first opened, the front of the building was a steamboat motif. This caused some to confuse this casino with the off strip Showboat. The property was renamed Harrah's in 1992. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Holiday Casino was a hotel and casino that opened in 1973 as a 15-story tower with a showboat as a podium. ... Paddle steamers — Lucerne, Switzerland. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


In 1997, Harrah's purchased the property. During that year's renovation, they removed the old theme and replaced it with a carnival party theme. They extended the 35 story tower by adding 986 rooms. Included in the renovations were six giant 22,000 pound 23-carat gold-leaf jesters. Built from steel and glass reinforced polyester resin, the jesters stand 32 feet high and wear size 43 shoes. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Renovation is the process of restoring or improving a structure. ... In literature, a theme is a broads idea in a story, or a message conveyed by a work. ...


At the grand re-opening Harry Connick, Jr. entertained at the Carnaval Court. Tino Wallenda, son of legendary tight-rope walker Karl Wallenda, walked 139 feet across a 1-inch steel cable, 99 feet above the ground. Celebrities also appeared included Sidney Poitier, Sandra Bullock, Minnie Driver, Stephen Baldwin, Lea Thompson, Mike Bergin, Dick Butkus and Steve Wynn and his wife, Elaine. Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. ... Sir Sidney Poitier KBE, (IPA pronunciation: ) (born February 20, 1927), is an Academy Award-winning Bahamian-American actor, film director, and activist. ... Sandra Annette Bullock (born July 26, 1964) is an American film actress. ... Minnie Driver (born Amelia Fiona J. Driver on 31 January 1971) is an Academy award nominated English actress and singer-songwriter, born in London to Ronnie Driver and his wife Gaynor. ... Stephen Baldwin (born May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, New York) is an American actor, best known for his role in the 1995 ensemble cult film, The Usual Suspects. ... Lea Thompson in Back to the Future. ... Dick Buttkiss (born December 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football player and actor. ... Steve Wynn is the name of a songwriter a multi-millionaire Las Vegas casino developer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


See also

The company known as Harrahs Entertainment was founded on October 30, 1937 as a small bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada operated by William F. Harrah. ... For other uses around the city, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...

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