Fifty years ago, Jay Sarno opened his palatial Las Vegas casino, hotel and resort on the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Beginning out front with a twenty-foot statue of Julius Caesar himself, nearly every hallway and corner of the property was designed to make all guests feel like the ancient Roman emperor.
Over the years, Caesars Palace has been home to monumental boxing matches, world renowned entertainers like Frank Sinatra, Evel Knievel and Gloria Estefan, and highlighted shopping with style and elegance with the Forum Shops.
In part because the casino-hotel is now owned by a publicly traded company, undertaking developments like Total Rewards and more recently Caesars Interactive, Caesars Palace operates a little differently today than the days when Sarno could be found at the Bacchanal Buffet or craps tables.
With that said, the way patrons on property and prospective guests from around the world can gamble, earn real rewards and prizes and have fun still follow the spirit of what Jay Sarno created 50 years ago.
Not just on the casino floor at Caesars
The tradition of earning rewards or comps (short for complimentaries) has certainly been around longer than Caesars Palace. Now with Caesars Entertainment’s portfolio of free-to-play Facebook games, players can earn real rewards from anywhere.
Not yet a Total Rewards member? Sign up at totalrewards.com. Players cards can be printed at the Caesars Palace Total Rewards desk.
The most popular free-to-play slot game on Facebook is Slotomania. Not to be limited, the Caesars Casino free Facebook game includes classic and video slots, video poker, roulette and blackjack.
Enjoy Vegas slots from anywhere with House of Fun slots including old school Vegas in Vegas Downtown Slots. Want to feel the rush of the No. 1 free-to-play bingo game on Facebook? Try Bingo Blitz.
Poker, especially no-limit Texas Hold’em, has grown immensely in popularity, but without widespread regulated online poker in the United States, many are left wondering where they can play online. Fortunately, Caesars has developed a free-to-play Facebook game version of the World Series of Poker.
To play for real money at WSOP.com, one must be located in Nevada or New Jersey. Whether a resident of just visiting, real money online gaming supplements the Caesars Palace experience.
WSOP.com in Nevada is the legal, regulated and online version of one of the world’s most popular poker brand. For just a few dollars, would could earn a chance to go to St. Maarten and other WSOP destinations only on WSOP.com.
Only available in NJ, CaesarsCasino.com and HarrahsCasino.com offer real-money casino games — the hottest slots and table games.
Facebook is not the only way to play digital versions of Caesars Palace favorites. Playtika — Caesars Interactive’s mobile game company responsible for the thrilling games mentioned previously — is the creator of the mobile apps that will keep players entertained in between trips to Vegas.
Search Playtika in the App Store to start playing.
Online gambling expanding
As one would expect, casino gaming companies are staying competitive by developing both free-to-play and real money platforms in the mobile, online space.
This past summer, The New York Times reported a “consortium of Chinese investors led by the game company Shanghai Giant Network Technology” shared their interest in buying Playtika from Caesars Interactive. The reported offer: a whopping $4.4 billion, and that does not include the WSOP brand or Nevada / New Jersey only real-money gaming.
Outside of Nevada and New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania are two states on the forefront of regulated online gaming.
Though Caesars does not have a direct interest in Delaware casinos (or racinos are they more commonly are in the state), right across the Delaware River is Harrah’s Philadelphia. Delaware offers online poker.
Pennsylvania has a realistic chance of legalizing online poker and online casino gaming in the near future.
Earn before you arrive in Vegas
Total Rewards credits can be earned a multitude of ways besides gambling on a casino floor.
Could you use a few more credits to cover meals, rooms or entertainment before your next trip to Caesars Palace? Download Slotomania, House of Fun, or any of the Playtika / Caesars Interactive apps on your smartphone today.
Earn credits for free or buy extra in the game, earning TR credits on every purchase. Make it a social experience on Facebook, and play from your browser anywhere you can connect to Facebook.
Though the adventurous daredevil Evel Knievel and boisterous casino-hotel developer Jay Sarno likely never dreamed of the digital gaming experience of 2016, mobile gaming is undeniably a significant part of Caesars.