Whether it be the dazzling lights, the sunny climate, or the sparkling champagne, Las Vegas is often regarded as the entertainment capital of the world. It really does have something for everybody; and remains the number one choice for gamblers with its plethora of world-famous casinos.
Perhaps the most popular casino in Vegas is Caesars Palace, which was established in 1966 by Jay Sarno. Even to this day, Caesars Palace remains one of the most famous landmarks in Vegas and has provided the setting for a number of films, including 2009 hit The Hangover. Here, we’ll run you through some fun facts about Caesars Palace but before we do, be sure to check out the latest casino bonus on Paddy Power.
- Caesar did not live here
Anybody who has watched The Hangover will recall the scene whereby Alan (Zach Galifianakis) appears mildly disappointed that Caesar did not in fact live in the palace. Visitors to Caesars will typically ask to stay in the same room as the quartet from The Hangover – room 2452. This was in fact a film set inspired from the Forum Classic Emperor Suite; sorry to disappoint!
- Gourmet food
As you’d come to expect from Vegas, the food and drink is an experience in itself but the gourmet offerings are out of this world. Michelin-starred French Chef Guy Savoy is the genius behind it all, and he has his own restaurant near the lobby which also includes brioche selections. The savoury brioche with prosciutto and cheese is a popular choice and guests are certainly spoiled by the large number of choices.
- The five ‘lucky’ spots
As with a number of casinos across the United States, you’ll find ‘lucky’ spots and Caesars Palace is no different. Players will typically touch the big toe of the Statue of David, fist bump the glove of the statue of Joe Louis, touch the chest of Cleopatra in Cleopatra’s Barge, rub the left index finger on the Statue of Augustus Caesar and visit the ‘lucky’ Brahma Shrine towards the front of the hotel. If you ever consider visiting, it’s worth a try to see if lady luck is on your side.
- My big fat Roman wedding
Admittedly, the vast majority of people who have heard of Vegas will know that it is the wedding capital of the world. In fact, it’s probably a bit concerning if you weren’t aware of that, but Caesars boasts the largest wedding chapel across the entire strip. The Classico Chapel can seat up to 196 guests and comes complete with stained glass windows and chandeliers.
- Sports hub
Ever since it opened in 1966, Caesars Palace has played host to some of the biggest and most famous boxing fights in history. It was actually in the early 1970s that boxing took centre stage at Caesars Outdoor Arena, and these included some memorable bouts featuring Larry Holmes, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield and Wladimir Klitschko. WWE also has a history at Caesars, hosting a range of events but the most notable was Wrestlemania 1993 – which portrayed a toga theme!