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Updated: June 24, 2018

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Once again, I ask, "Who comes up with these crazy promotions?"
Another person I know has to earn 5,300 tier credits in order to collect
a 10 percent bonus, up to 10,000 tier credits.

'Evel Live' to take place July 8 in Las Vegas
Motorsports star Travis Pastrana will honor legendary daredevil Evel Knievel by attempting three of his most dangerous feats in Las Vegas, all while riding a modern day recreation inspired by the motorcycle Knievel used.  They include:
  • breaking Knievel’s record jump over 52 cars.
  • another record-breaking jump over 16 full size buses.
  • aiming to make history as the first person to successfully jump the Caesars Palace fountains on a bike similar to the one Knievel used 50 years ago – an attempt that ended with a crash that left him grasping for life.
"Evel Live" will take place at 8 p.m. PST at Paris, Bally’s and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with the finale taking place over the fountains of Caesars Palace.  Hosted by the History Channel, Nitro Circus and Caesars Palace, the event will be broadcast live on History.  (6/15)

Marilyn! The New Musical The Old Musical
Marilyn! The New Musical closed June 17, less than a month after it opened at Paris Las Vegas.  The closing notice also claims it will return Sept. 4.  This review perhaps explains why:  (Updated 6/17)
I saw this on Twitter and wondered
if it was an actual email from Total Rewards.
  • "You are qualify. . . ."
  • "Visit Bally's. . .from 11:59pm - 3:00am to receive a Visa Sinon Giftcard or Free play or Reward crecits ."

Why can't Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City get its act together?
I got these emails, above and below, but I never checked in.

 I got the email, below, the day before I was supposed to check-in,
asking if I wanted to opt out of housekeeping.

The day before that I got an email, below, advising me
about dining choices  for my upcoming stay.

No longer linked in
Last month this same email showed the closed Steakhouse at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City as a choice.  Now they have Gordon Ramsay Steak correct, but clicking on "Book A Table" takes you to an page indicating the restaurant is closed – The Steakhouse, that is, not Gordon Ramsay.  (6/10)

I cancelled this reservation more than a week ago:

Another stupid (and unrealistic) challenge
Another stupid and unrealistic "challenge" promotion from Total Rewards!  Based on his/her average play over the past five months, right, how could someone who earned 157,000 tier credits in five months earn 137,100 tier credits in one month?  And why?  For 13,710 bonus tier credits?  And do you really think the bonus tier credits will be in your account by June 30, 2018, below, when the promotion doesn't end until 11:59:59 p.m. June 30, 2018?  [Response from Total Rewards to my tweet about this:  "Hey, Darryl!  Thanks for bringing that to our attention.  We're working on fixing that ASAP!"  (Which they did in subsequent updates, right.  It's now July 31, 2018.)]  (Updated 6/11)

Caesars Windsor, union reach agreement; casino, hotel reopens
Caesars Windsor and Unifor Local 444 have reached an agreement to replace the contract that expired April 3.  The casino and hotel have reopened.  Hotel and Neros reservations may now be made online at or lines are now open for telephone reservations.  Any reservations that were cancelled need to be rebooked and will be based on availability.  (Updated 6/7)

Rescheduled Colosseum shows:

 Russell Peters
 July 28, 9 p.m.
 David Foster
 Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
 Cole Swindell
 Aug. 9, 9 p.m.
 Darcy Oake (all ages)
 Aug. 16, 3 and 8 p.m.
 Lee Brice
 Aug. 31, 9 p.m.
 Johnny Reid (all ages)*
 Sept. 15, 8 p.m.
 Sept. 18, 9 p.m.
 Buddy Guy
 Oct. 3, 9 p.m.
 Terry Fator
 Nov. 17, 9 p.m.
 Brian Wilson
 Nov. 25, 9 p.m.

*Glass Tiger will not be performing as previously announced

Previously purchased tickets for these shows are valid and will be honored on the new show dates.  If you have already requested a refund and it has been completed and processed through Ticketmaster, your previously purchased ticket is now null and void.   Refunds for postponed shows are available upon request through the point of purchase and must be done prior to the new show date.   For Box Office refunds, guests must provide their original proof of purchase, the tickets and photo ID in person during regular Box Office hours, Friday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. and on show days noon until midnight.  For online Ticketmaster purchases/refunds, visit or call (855) 985-HELP (4357).  All other Colosseum shows remain as scheduled on their original date.  Tickets for all shows are now on sale online at or and at the Caesars Windsor Box Office during regular hours, reopening June 8 at noon.

Caesars to offer branding opportunities
Caesars Entertainment Corp. has announced plans to create unique branding and licensing opportunities with four of its brands: Caesars Palace, Flamingo, The Cromwell and The LINQ.   The move allows Caesars and select strategic partners to expand the global reach of these brands into cities around the world.  “Caesars Entertainment brings instant brand-recognition, category-leading customer loyalty, unique hospitality and entertainment amenities, as well as decades of management expertise to world-class partners seeking to deliver distinct lodging and resort experiences to a wide range of consumers,” said Mark Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment.  “Our unmatched experience collaborating with celebrity chefs and entertainers is an especially appealing differentiator to potential partners looking to carve out hospitality niches in gateway cities and resort destinations.”  (6/4)

Caesars Palace GM loses 'friendly bet' to Horseshoe Baltimore GM
Since the Washington Capitals took home the 2018 Stanley Cup, Caesars Palace General Manager Sean McBurney will be photographed in front of the casino wearing a Caps jersey.  It's the result of a friendly bet between him and Caesars regional president and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Erin Chamberlin.  “I came to Baltimore from Las Vegas and all I [kept] hearing from my friends and colleagues back home is what an incredible ride it has been for the Golden Knights this year,” Chamberlin told radio station WCBC-AM.  “The Capitals’ journey to the finals has been just as amazing, having overcome several detractors to get to where they are now.”  (Updated 6/8)
Some upcoming shows, events and deadlines

Arizona, Maricopa (Phoenix)
Dec. 2: Great Gift Wrap Up earning period ends, 6 p.m. PST

California, Valley Center (San Diego - North)
Dec. 2: Great Gift Wrap Up earning period ends, 6 p.m. PST

Iowa, Council Bluffs

Every Wednesday: Guests who are 55 or older qualify for a buy one, get one free buffet (with photo ID and Total Rewards card), Horseshoe

Louisiana, New Orleans

Maryland, Baltimore
Fridays: Free salsa dancing lessons, B’more Beers (8 p.m. to midnight),

Mississippi, Biloxi
Every Monday: Silver Circle Events (see Total Rewards Center for details)

Nevada, Lake Tahoe
June 27 to July 1: Seven Stars Elite Signature Event, Harrah's and Harveys

Dec. 2: Great Gift Wrap Up earning period ends, 6 p.m. PST, Harrah's and Harveys

Nevada, Las Vegas Through July 17: World Series Of Poker, Rio

June 27: Gwen Stefani’s Just A Girl opens, Planet Hollywood

July 5: Mariah Carey's The Butterfly Returns opens, Caesars Palace

July 8: "Evel Live," Paris, Bally's, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace

Sept. 4: Marilyn! The New Musical reopens, Paris

Nov. 1 to 5: Great Gift Wrap Up, Caesars Palace

Nov. 28 to Dec. 2: Great Gift Wrap Up, Bally’s

Dec. 2: Great Gift Wrap Up earning period ends, 6 p.m. PST

Nevada, Laughlin
Dec. 2: Great Gift Wrap Up earning period ends, 6 p.m. PST

Nevada, Reno
Dec. 2: Great Gift Wrap Up earning period ends, 6 p.m. PST

June 26 to July 1: Dirty Dancing, Caesars

July 4: Fireworks - Marina District, 9:20 p.m.; Boardwalk, 10 p.m.

July 24 to Sept. 2: Legends In Concert, Harrah’s