Caesars Palace

November 23, 2020 at 9:09 pm

Caesars Palace For grammar aficionados, the absence of a possessive adjective in ‘Caesars Palace’ is not an error; it was, in fact, a deliberate ploy by hotel developer Jay Sarno to make the name sound inclusive and appealing to every one of his patrons, who could each feel like ‘a Caesar’.

As the name suggests, Caesars Palace was inspired by Ancient Rome so, naturally enough, various depictions of Julius Caesar, including a 20-foot high marble statue that stands watch over the entrance, are to be found in, and around, the building. The toga-clad cocktail waitresses, which were one of the innovations revealed when Caesars Palace opened in 1966, still feature, although their uniform is no longer as short and tight as was once the case.

In the meantime, Caesars Palace, which occupies a prestigious location on Las Vegas Boulevard South, on the western side of the Las Vegas Strip, has become one of the familiar landmarks in ‘Sin City’. In terms of accommodation, the modern facility features over 4,500 rooms, suites and villas – a seven-fold increase since 1966 – and the modern casino floor occupies 125,000 square feet. Table games include baccarat, blackjack, craps, roulette and several varieties of poker, including Three Card Poker and Crazy Four Poker, and are supplemented by a variety of traditional and video slot machines with stakes starting at just 1¢.