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The Future At Your Fingertips – 6 Ways Technology Saves Time And Maximizes Fun

The future has arrived. That means digital check-in, keyless room entry, in-hand communication and line passes that make getting into the buffet a breeze. Here are six technological advances that Caesars Entertainment has rolled out to limit wait times.

1. Mobile Check-in

Guests booking directly with Caesars Entertainment resorts can check themselves into their rooms online, via email or by text message with info from their pre-arrival confirmation. Upon arrival, keys will be available at the hotel’s front desk.

Las Vegas Hotel Check-in Kiosk

WeChat Robot at LINQ

2. Touch-Screen Kiosks

Launched at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas and Caesars Palace, self check-in kiosks allow guests to bypass the reception desk. The touch-screen kiosk verifies IDs, takes payment info and prints keys if the room is ready. Otherwise, guests will receive an alert to return when their room is available.

3. Buffet Line Pass

There are two ways to avoid long lines at Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace. Guests can purchase a $20 line pass or check in at the buffet’s FreshTxt kiosk near the entrance to reserve their place in the virtual waitlist. A text alert is sent when it’s time to return.

4. Play by Total Rewards

Download the play by Total Rewards app to access all Caesars Entertainment’s 40-plus resorts. The app allows guests to check their account balance, book rooms, make show and restaurant reservations, and also view property maps—all from their smartphone.

5. E-Key at The Cromwell

The Cromwell has eliminated the need for keys altogether. With eKey, Cromwell guests can access their rooms with an iOS or Android device: They simply opt-in, download the Cromwell eKey app, pull up their reservation and punch in the personal security code.

6. Artificial Intellgience

“Ben” the WeChat Robot made its debut at The LINQ Hotel & Casino during the Consumer Electronics Show. Guests can get info on nearby dining, entertainment and nightlife options using Ben’s touchscreen. They can also send a message to the robot by following Caesars Entertainment on the WeChat app, and “Ben” will speak back to them on-site in real time.

About The Author

Ryan Slattery grew up in Boston. It wasn’t until he moved to Las Vegas in 2003 that the city’s sports teams started winning championships—eight since he left. Now, he’s only allowed back to visit. Ryan is the managing editor of Vegas Player magazine and also writes about travel, entertainment and dining for a number of national publications.

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