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There are a lot of thrills to be found in Las Vegas, and you may have never thought charities would be one of them. Caesars Entertainment and celebrities team up together to make lour communities a better place. Check out some of these great “feel good’ stories.

Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants

It’s Time for Restaurant Week in Las Vegas

It’s that time again! Time to eat up at some of Sin City’s best restaurants to benefit the Three Square Food Bank, a nonprofit that has provided more than 1.5 million meals to those in need since 2006. Las Vegas Restaurant Week runs from Aug. 27 to Sep. 2, 2012. Find out more at the….

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Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Shows, Planet Hollywood Resort, Rio Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Scary-Fun Things to Keep Your Eyeballs On

This blog’s a big fan of all things zombies and spooky and Halloween, so we’re always looking ahead for fun things along that vein. (See what we did there?) First up, Las Vegas is getting its very own zombie run, aptly called the Las Vegas Zombie Run. It’s a 5K run to benefit a Las….

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Charity, Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Magician Wins $18.3 Million in WSOP Charity Event

You know how sometimes you pony up a million bucks to enter a poker tournament, and then you win the biggest prize in poker tournament history, more than $18.3 million? Yeah, it happened for Antonio Esfandiari, too. Esfandiari, a pro poker player and magician, made history when he outmaneuvered a field of 48 millionaires and….

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Caesars Palace, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos

Caesars Fountain Coins Will Go to Worthy Cause

It never hurts to get a little extra mojo when you’re visiting a Las Vegas casino. Some believe tossing a coin into a fountain is good luck, and now those coins are going to a good cause. Caesars Palace recently announced it would donate coins thrown into its iconic front fountain to the University Medical….

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Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Paris Las Vegas

Chef Gordon Ramsay Injured at Charity Event

Sin City’s newest chef, Gordon Ramsay, suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized for a brief time resulting from his participation in a charity soccer event in the U.K. for UNICEF on May 27, 2012. The “Hell’s Kitchen” star, and creator of the new Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas, had a collision with a….

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Charity, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Shows, Planet Hollywood Resort, The LINQ

Imperial Palace Goes for the Juggler: Jeff Civillico

World-champion juggler Jeff Civillico will hit the stage at Imperial Palace for a new show, starting May 26, 2012. Civillico’s comedy-fueled show includes physical humor, stunts and juggling with audience interaction. At least that’s what the news release says. The show hasn’t opened yet, and this blog is incapable of seeing into the future. It….

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Caesars Entertainment, Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Rio Las Vegas

Penn Jillette Was Robbed on “Celebrity Apprentice”

If you still have “The Celebrity Apprentice” sitting on your Tivo, don’t read this blog post. Spoiler: Rio Las Vegas headliner Penn Jillette was robbed! The taller half of “Penn & Teller” was fired from the popular reality show based largely upon the reaction to a slogan he proposed for a new Donald Trump cologne:….

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Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Rio Las Vegas

Penn Raises Big Bucks for Las Vegas Charity

Rio Las Vegas headliner Penn Jillette has already made a big splash during his stint on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” including raising $40,000 for a Las Vegas charity, Opportunity Village. In a recent episode, Penn took on the role of Project Manager, and guided the men’s team, Unanimous, to victory in a task requiring them to….

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Charity, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows

Mac King Ruins Nice Guy Image By Being Even Nicer

Harrah’s Las Vegas headliner Mac King is even nicer than people say. Vegas reporter Dayna Roselli caught up with Mac King for a profile where he talks about his show, as well as his children’s literacy efforts. Watch the news segment here. This blog has actually witnessed Mac King being a nice guy in person,….

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Caesars Palace, Charity, Harrah's Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Planet Hollywood Resort, Shopping

Support Public Radio and Get Awesome Vegas Deals

This blog is all about supporting public radio, but we’re even more all about saving some bucks on Vegas stuff! In the case of this particular discovery, we get to do both. Nevada Public Radio is hosting an online auction, through Feb. 18, 2012, and there are a ton of Vegas offerings up for grabs,….

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Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows

Celine Dion Hosts $1 Million Fundraiser at Caesars

Singer Celine Dion, Caesars Entertainment, AEG Live (the company that produces Celine’s show at Caesars Palace) and Children’s Hospital Boston teamed up for “Play Without Pain: Children’s Sickle Cell Benefit” on Jan. 15, 2012. The event raised more than $1 million to support sickle cell disease research efforts. Sickle cell disease is the most common….

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Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Planet Hollywood Resort, Rio Las Vegas

Penn Among “Celebrity Apprentice” Contestants

The Rio hotel’s own Penn Jillette will be among the contestants on the newest installment of TV’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” Eighteen celebrities, several of whom don’t even require quotation marks around “celebrity,” will compete to raise money for their favorite charities. Aside from Las Vegas headliner Penn, whom this blog is obligated to root for (see:….

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Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, Rio Las Vegas

Penn & Teller Kick Off “13 Bloody Days of Christmas”

Penn & Teller, the troublesome duo that headlines at Rio Vegas, are hosting a “13 Bloody Days of Christmas” blood drive in conjunction with United Blood Services, Dec. 17-31, 2011. This is the 11th year Penn and Teller have offered two free tickets to their show for anyone who donates blood during the blood drive…..

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Celebrities, Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Las Vegas Restaurants, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Sin City Quickies

There’s so much Vegas news, this blog’s head is about to explode. Here, then, in this latest installment of “Sin City Quickies,” we clumsily unload all the news we don’t have the time or energy to write more about due to the fact we live in Las Vegas and the holiday craps tables elves are….

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Charity, Las Vegas Casinos, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Means Clustery Strip Goodness

The world’s largest nighttime running event, the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, will be held Dec. 4, 2011. A full marathon starts at 4:00 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay, and a half marathon begins at 5:30 p.m. The event will result in a healthy number of street closures along the famed Las Vegas Strip,….

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