Caesars Entertainment finally jumps on the Foursquare wagon

Although Caesars has been offering SMS text and Facebook discounts for quite a while, they are just now adding Foursquare badges.  These badges, like the ones MGM Resorts and Cosmopolitan offer, give you special access or discounts.  The Bally’s badge gives you a 50% discount on Jubilee tickets.  The other Caesars Entertainment badges give you front of the line access to a nightclub or daylife pool at that particular resort.

To unlock the badge you first have to “Like” the resort’s page on Foursquare.  This can be done by going to their page on the Foursquare website or via the mobile app and clicking the like button.  Then check in to 3 locations at that resort within a 48 hour period.
The badges are in addition to any other offers you might get for simply checking in.  For example, simply checking in at Planet Hollywood gets you $5 off the Spice Market Buffet. That check in will count towards the 3 you need to unlock the Planet Hollywood badge which gets you front of the line access to the Gallery nightclub.

Here is the list of badges and what they give you:

  • Bally’s badge: 50% off a Jubilee! ticket
  • Caesars badge: front of line access to Pure Nightclub for a year
  • Flamingo badge: front of line access to the Go Pool (their adult pool) for a year
  • Harrah’s badge: front of line access to the Carnaval Court for a year
  • Paris badge: front of line access to Chateau Nightclub for a year
  • Planet Hollywood badge: front of line access to Gallery Nightclub for a year
  • Rio badge: front of line access to Voo Pool (the topless pool) for a year

Here is a link to the Caesars blog post about the new Foursquare badges.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2012

Las Vegas Restaurant Week is back!
It runs August 27 through September 2, 2102.  That includes part of Labor Day Weekend.
In addition to saving a little bit on some great food, you can feel better knowing that $4-$6 of each Restaurant Week meal purchase goes to Three Square, a southern Nevada food bank.

RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, Delmonico Steakhouse at the Venetian, and Rao’s at Caesars Palace are just a few of the restaurants participating.
Lunches (where available) are $20.12 or $30.12 depending upon the restaurant.
Dinners are $30.12, $40.12 or $50.12 depending upon the restaurant.
A few places even offer breakfast deals and discounted wine pairings.

Here is the link for the full list of participating restaurants:

The Riviera: History in the (re)making article

The Riviera is well past its prime, but it is trying to bounce back.
I have never stayed there and have only visited the casino twice.  Now that the Pinball Hall of Fame has 52 working pinball machines at the Riv, I’ll check it out again.  The Riviera is still in a bit of a no man’s land, between Wynn and Stratosphere, with no Monorail access and very spotty taxi service, but this does give me a new reason to visit.  That and their Single Deck 3:2 Blackjack.

Here is a link to an article with more information about the reviving of the Riviera.