The American Gaming Association is the premier national trade group representing the $261 billion U.S. casino industry, which supports 1.8 million jobs in 40 states. AGA members include commercial and Tribal casino operators, suppliers and other entities affiliated with the gaming industry. It is the mission of the AGA to achieve sound policies and regulations consistent with casino gaming’s modern appeal and vast economic contributions.
Caesars Entertainment is the world’s most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and its portfolio of subsidiaries now operate 49 casinos in 13 U.S. states and five countries. Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars Entertainment’s portfolio also includes the Caesars Entertainment UK family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars Entertainment is committed to its employees, suppliers, communities and the environment through its PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
Nestled in a beautiful, 15-acre tropical retreat featuring stunning pools, lagoons and a magnificent cascading waterfall, the GO Pool is as picturesque as it is fun. With a high octane vibe and contemporary look and feel, the Flamingo GO Pool features ongoing special events, celebrity appearances, contests, go-go dancers, VIP cabanas and rotating resident DJs. With music and mixed drinks set among a tropical paradise, GO Pool turns up your summer scene from sizzling to scorching.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Reno-Tahoe region, Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) is an all-encompassing resort with nearly 2,000 newly-renovated guest rooms and suites and 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. The destination’s premier property offers visitors a wide variety of amenities including the 2,500+ capacity, critically-acclaimed Grand Theatre, home to Reno-Tahoe’s finest entertainment experience, exhilarating nightlife at the spectacular LEX Nightclub, a spa, branded retail shopping, famed entertainment, 11 delectable restaurant and dining choices including Charlie Palmer Steak and Lounge, a remarkable year-round outdoor pool and fire pit experience, Reno’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, a two-screen cinema, a 50-lane bowling center, adrenaline-pumping rides and an aqua golf driving range.
Harrah’s Northern California is a new 71,000 square-foot entertainment destination set to open spring of 2019 in Amador County, Calif. The state-of-the-art facility will boast 950 slot machines, 20 tables games, one full-service restaurant and three fast-casual dining concepts. Caesars Entertainment will provide brand licensing and consulting services for the casino, which is developed, owned and operated by the Buena Vista Gaming Authority, an entity of the Buena Vista Rancheria Band of Me-Wuk Indians of California ("Buena Vista Tribe"). Upon opening, Caesars Entertainment will manage, operate and maintain the property on behalf of the Buena Vista Tribe. Harrah’s Northern California guests will benefit from the many advantages and perks of the casino’s affiliation with Caesars Entertainment, including earning Caesars Rewards member privileges and preferred access to Caesars’ resorts and amenities in Las Vegas and around the world. Harrah’s Northern California Casino is located on the Buena Vista Tribe reservation land in Amador County, approximately one-mile south of the town of Buena Vista, 28 miles northeast of the City of Stockton, and 32 miles southeast of the City of Sacramento.
Influence, The Pool at The LINQ provides a cooling escape with spectacular views of the High Roller observation wheel and the LINQ Promenade. This center-strip destination features a center bar lined with plasma televisions and full of signature cocktails, draught beer, frozen drinks and more. The main pool boasts a wet deck with lily pad daybeds available for rent, while the second pool is accessed from a standalone elevated deck with tables available for rent as well. Open year round, the 21+ Influence offers free entry for all guests every day as well as DJs seven days a week starting in April, and special programming several times a week, including Two for Tuesdays, Field Day Fridays, Tropical Saturdays and Champagne Sundays.
SLS Las Vegas® is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,615 guest rooms and suites in two distinctive towers, over 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines complemented by more than 50 classic table games. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings include Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named "Best Restaurant in Nevada" by Business Insider; Katsuya; Cleo®; Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book; 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria; Northside Café & Chinese Kitchen; The Sayers Club®; and The Perq™. The resort is also home to The Foundry, an intimate, live entertainment venue. Additionally, SLS houses a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill.
Big Blues Bender will move to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for its 6th annual festival, to be held September 5 – 8, 2019. After selling out the past several years, moving to a larger location will allow this annual only-in-Vegas hotel takeover event to accommodate more guests and feature larger acts. Big Blues Bender gives fans the opportunity to see the biggest names in Blues music in an intimate event over the course of four days in the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Big Blues Bender has become a festival favorite among Blues fans and artists alike, making it a “bucket-list” event for all who attend. Attracting fans from all 50 states and more than a dozen countries, the annual sell out event features the most talented and sought-after Blues artists touring today, performing on multiple stages with everything, an elevator ride away!
Celestia, an all-new, international production written and directed by Sasha Ivanov, the founder of the live entertainment company Intrigue Shows, will make its debut at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. This tour de force of acrobatics, technology, artistry and illusion will perform eight shows a week in a unique 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art tent located right on the Las Vegas Strip. Presenting an otherworldly story of love and sacrifice through elite acrobatics and dance, aerial feats, live music, state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated illusion, Celestia brings together a talented troupe of 32 multicultural performers to create an eye-popping, immersive experience. From mind-blowing contortion and the Wheel of Death act, to real-time motion capture and projection mapping, Celestia’s world-class performers create a dazzling spectacle unlike any other. Suitable for audiences of all ages, the 90-minute show is perfect for both Las Vegas locals and those visiting from around the world. This awe-inspiring show, in a never-before-seen proprietary tent, is the first production of this magnitude to take place on this part of the Las Vegas Strip.
International sensation FUERZA BRUTA is coming to the Las Vegas Strip March 7, 2019, when it opens at Excalibur Hotel & Casino for a limited engagement. The dynamic and immersive theatrical production will perform 10 shows weekly in a technologically advanced tent along the Las Vegas Strip at the northwest corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Reno Avenue. An interactive theater experience unlike any other, FUERZA BRUTA delights the senses through music, emotion and kinetic aerial imagery. With incredible visual effects, FUERZA BRUTA breaks free of the confines of spoken language and theatrical convention to transport audiences to a parallel reality where emotion takes control. At every show, FUERZA BRUTA guests are ushered onto the main stage, where they are surrounded in a 360-degree spectacle with performers demonstrating spectacular feats just inches away. From gorgeous women twisting ethereally in a Lucite pool above the audience to performers suspended in mid-air surrounded by a vast sea of Mylar, creative genius James’ original scenes and customized staging will deliver a wow to all who take it in.
“Heartbreak Hotel” is the new Las Vegas production opening at Harrah’s Las Vegas April 15, 2019. This production is being reimagined and adapted specifically for audiences in Las Vegas, the city where Elvis Presley performed some of his most memorable shows. This production is the ultimate Elvis hit-driven musical while sharing the story of Elvis’ rise to fame all in one night’s experience. The show features more than 18 Elvis songs that came to define “rock ‘n roll” as we know it today. Elvis’ story is the story of how a truck driver from Mississippi went on to become the biggest music star the world had ever seen and in 18 months-time became the “King” of Rock ‘n Roll. “Heartbreak Hotel” has a spectacular production design with moving stage sets and LED screens as well as an immersive projection design including story-telling cinematic vignettes projected periodically throughout the show. The audience will be taken on a very personal historical musical journey with Elvis as he rises to stardom in a way no one had ever witnessed before.
The 2019 Las Vegas Film Festival is scheduled to take place April 27 through May 5. While the majority of the Festival will take place in venues around Downtown Las Vegas, some events will be held at the Brenden Theatres and Palms Casino Resort, which has served as home to the Festival for the past two years. Festival leadership will continue to include Mike Plante (Captain of Strategy), Milo Kostelecky (President), Robin Greenspun (CineVegas President) and West McDowell (Programming Director).
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Gwen Stefani, Backstreet Boys, Pitbull and Christina Aguilera at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder and Queen + Adam Lambert at Park Theater at Park MGM; Mariah Carey at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; and Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more.
“How did he do that?” is just the tip of the iceberg. Laugh, cry and be amazed, all in one spectacular performance by the winner of America’s Got Talent, Mat Franco. Voted “Best Magic Show in Las Vegas” for two-years running by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mat Franco’s immersive live show leaves audiences awe-struck with his unique feats of illusion. America’s favorite magician is redefining the genre with his signature interactive magic as seen on TV, and never-before-seen creations. Witness it now at MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.
The Naked Magicians are bringing their finely chiseled magical and physical talents to Las Vegas from Australia for their first Strip residency. The R-rated magic show, starring Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, will perform six nights a week at 10 p.m. inside Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand starting Wednesday, Feb. 13. Tyler and Wayne, two of Australia’s most famous magicians, bare it all in The Naked Magicians, foregoing top hats and capes for full-frontal illusions complete with magic, muscles and endless laughs. Left without sleeves or pockets, The Naked Magicians perform mesmerizing feats that are both baffling and entertaining.
Provocative, daring and scintillating, X Burlesque brings adult fantasies to the stage in a bubbly production show led by a troupe of gorgeous dancers. Running as the city’s hottest topless revue for more than 15 years, the X Burlesque beauties bare their assets all while playfully interacting with the audience. With bits set to music by hot contemporary artists, numbers range from frisky to X-rated, hence the show’s seductive name. X Burlesque performs nightly at 10 p.m. at Flamingo Las Vegas.
X Country, "A Kick’n Topless Revue," features a combination of traditional and contemporary country music chart toppers. The X Country Girls dance seductively while leaving nothing to the imagination. True to the X brand, the X Country Girls are the most beautiful and talented on the Las Vegas Strip, who will tease and entice the audience to country music’s most popular songs. X Country performs nightly at 10 p.m. at Harrah’s Las Vegas.
X Rocks is a topless revue combining both burlesque and rock ’n’ roll, and has exactly what it takes to turn the party up. The stimulating, high-voltage Las Vegas show combines sensual dance routines and pulsating rock hits. Both sexy and edgy, wardrobe pieces include tight leather everything and Slash-inspired top hats. USA Today writes, "Props and visuals add flair to a rock soundtrack. Top notch, and choreography is tight." X Rocks performs Thursday through Sunday at 10 p.m. at Bally’s Las Vegas.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
The HofbrÄuhaus Las Vegas is the first German/Bavarian beer hall and restaurant in Las Vegas which creates a true Bavarian beer hall experience that is even more than a dining adventure. No ordinary restaurant, HofbrÄuhaus Las Vegas is an energetic party daily, with authentic German bands, boisterous sing-alongs, dancing in the aisles and on the benches, and premium HofbrÄu beer. From its hand-painted ceilings and live bands to its imported beer and delicious food, Bavarian hospitality abounds. Guests can savor schnitzel, sausages, sauerbraten, pretzels and so much more.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation is Nevada’s first and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local pediatric patients, from birth to 21 years old, and their families cope with childhood cancer. Its mission is to provide emotional support, quality of life programs and financial assistance for children and their families. Since its establishment in 1978, Candlelighters has helped thousands of families, and now serves 200 families each month and as many as 600 children, both diagnosed child and sibling combined, per year.
The Nevada Corporate Giving Council (NCGC), facilitated by Moonridge Group, brings together executives in corporate philanthropy to build connectivity, share best practices, gain a deeper understanding of community issues, and publish an annual report on corporate giving in the State, all with the ultimate purpose of achieving real, measurable social change on our community’s greatest challenges. NCGC is an affiliation of corporate leaders focused on improving Nevada through community engagement and business philanthropy. NCGC is united by the members’ shared desire to utilize strategic corporate giving programs that benefit the community, non-profits, employees and the company. NCGC collects data and publishes an annual statistical report on corporate giving in Nevada; promotes best practices in corporate giving through the convening and conferencing of council members and connects with Nevada’s Family Foundation group (Greater Good Council) to learn about the charitable needs in the state. Click here to learn more about NCGC.
The mission of The Tyler Robinson Foundation, Imagine Dragons’ nonprofit, is to strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses.