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The Quad Comes Into Its Own With New Chips and More

There are few things that spark as much excitement in the hearts of Las Vegas casino chip collectors as new chips to collect. Well, The Quad (formerly the Imperial Palace) just rolled out its new chips, and we couldn’t wait to get our hands, and lens, on some. The shiny new chips at The Quad….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The LINQ

End of a Vegas Era: Imperial Palace Signs Come Down

The Imperial Palace, one of the more iconic hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, is rapidly transforming into The Quad, and a very visible sign of that transition has to do with, well, the signs. Specifically, they’re coming down. A number of signs have been removed recently, including more than a few IPs. Yesterday, removal….

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Celebrities, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The LINQ

Human Nature Ends Run at the Imperial Palace

Popular singing group Human Nature has ended a three-year run at Imperial Palace (The Quad), performing a final show on Nov. 25, 2012. The show, “Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Ultimate Celebration of Motown,” has entertained thousands of Las Vegas visitors since it opened on May 23, 2009. The Nov. 25 show marked the….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas, Total Rewards

21 Las Vegas Things to Be Thankful For

In what has somehow become an annual ritual, this blog will now rattle off 21 things to be thankful for in Las Vegas. Post your own things in the Comments section. 1. Mini Plates We love buffets, like the new Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace, where the food is served in little plates. It’s like….

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Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Casinos, The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Look What’s Been Erected at The Linq

We recently reported some massive leg segments of the High Roller observation wheel at The Linq had arrived. A recent visit confirmed at least one of the leg pieces has already been erected. And, yes, we like saying “erected.” Thanks for asking. Ultimately, the High Roller will be 550 feet tall. So, while this is….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Shopping, The LINQ

Today’s Must-Have Las Vegas Keepsake

While wandering the gift shop at Imperial Palace, we stumbled (it’s just a figure of speech, probably) upon this clever Las Vegas keepsake and just had to share. This James Bondesque set has five wine accessory thingys, and costs $24.99. Remember, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Even in Vegas.

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Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, O'Sheas, The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas

The High Roller Observation Wheel Really Has Legs

We were giddy to receive news yesterday that massive parts of the High Roller observation wheel, the crown jewel of the even-more-massive Linq project, had arrived at the construction site behind the former O’Shea’s casino. The outsized segments, complete with inner scaffolding and ladders, will be assembled to form the support legs of the 550-foot….

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Caesars Entertainment, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas

Battle of the Observation Wheels May Be On Hold

It was looking, for a minute, like an epic battle between two competing Las Vegas observation wheels, the High Roller in The Linq and another called SkyVue at the south end of The Strip. Now, it’s looking like the battle might be on hold. SkyVue has taken some hits in the media in recent weeks,….

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Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife, Shopping, The LINQ, Things to Do in Las Vegas

The Linq Announces Impressive First Wave of Tenants

The Linq just got a serious dose of realness! In case you hadn’t heard (hint: visit this blog more often), The Linq is a $550 million district coming to the center of the Las Vegas Strip that will include copious amounts of retail stores, dining and entertainment, as well as a giant observation wheel called….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, The LINQ

Comedian Jeff Civillico Debuts New Fan-Funded Arch

When comedian-juggler Jeff Civillico felt his show, “Comedy in Action” at Imperial Palace, could benefit from a new set, he did something extraordinary. He offered his fans the chance to help pay for it. To say they rose to the occasion would be a hefty understatement. Within a week of Civillico sharing his idea for….

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Caesars Entertainment, Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Weddings, The LINQ

Flamingo and Imperial Palace Introduce New LGBT Commitment Ceremony Packages

The Flamingo Las Vegas and soon-to-be-renamed Imperial Palace have introduced six new LGBT commitment ceremony packages at their chapels. Same-sex couples can make their commitment ceremony dreams a reality (although Nevada’s constitution still bans same-sex marriage, don’t shoot the messenger) at any of  seven venues, including the Imperial Palace’s new Silver Sky chapel (which boasts….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, The LINQ

Vegas Bids Farewell to Imperial Palace, Hello to “The Quad”

In a much-anticipated announcement, Caesars Entertainment (whose blog this is) has confirmed the popular, mid-Strip resort, the Imperial Palace, will soon be rebranded as “The Quad Resort and Casino.” Or just “The Quad.” Up to you. While the name of the Imperial Palace is changing to The Quad, it’ll still be the high-energy party place….

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Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Shows, The LINQ

Imperial Palace Comedian Jeff Civillico Calls on Fans to Crowdfund Giant Inflatable Arch

Comedian and juggler Jeff Civillico is attempting a Las Vegas first. He’s calling on his fans to help “crowdfund” a set piece for his show at Imperial Palace, and his fans are answering the call. Civillico posted the video below on his Web site, talking about his “social experiment.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAqr1EZFy9s] Within the first 24 hours….

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Las Vegas Casinos, The LINQ

The Most Awesome Vegas Door in the History of Ever

First, we blew minds with revelations about a secret shortcut doorway at Caesars Palace. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjAO6BZL_8Y] Then, yesterday, we spotted a doorway that eclipses that one by, oh, infinity. Yep, that’s the Imperial Palace. To find the doorway, just look up. Way up. That’s right. It’s a doorway to nowhere. Or anywhere. This door, complete with….

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Gaming, Las Vegas Casinos, Nightlife, The LINQ

Is This the Best Happy Hour in Las Vegas?

When you think “value in Las Vegas,” Imperial Palace leaps to mind like a gazelle being chased by a lion. Or something. The Imperial Palace has upped the value game once again, at its Sports Bar (near the hotel’s Sports Book), with a Happy Hour we think might just be the best in Vegas. First,….

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