Harrah’s Las Vegas first opened its doors in 1973. It was originally a Holiday Inn, but later became Harrah’s in 1992. The theme throughout the casino is Mardi Gras. Like all other Harrah’s properties, it is currently owned by Caesars Entertainment and is located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip between the Linq and Venetian. It is one of the most popular casinos on the strip today, offering over 2,500 hotel rooms with 90,000 square feet of gaming space .
The blackjack at Harrah’s is middle of the road for Las Vegas Strip standards. It spreads many 6-5 games, however, there are plenty of 3-2 games for those that look for them.
There are 14 6-5 eight-deck blackjack tables. Most are in the party pit, through a few of the lower limit tables are not. The limits for these games are $10-$1,000. The center pits offer 11 tables of shoes that pay 3-2 on a natural. Players may double down on any two cards, double after splitting and surrender.
There are five $25-$3,000 double deck games that allow double on any two cards but not after splitting. The dealer hits soft 17 in all of these games.
Harrah’s is one of the few casinos left that offers Triple Attack Blackjack. The limits at this game are $5-$500, and they are located in the main pit area. Harrah’s offers six craps tables in the center of the casino floor. Limits are $5-$3,000 here. Odds are 3-4-5.
Aside from these games, other Harrah’s table games include:
The high limit salon offers the best blackjack at Harrah’s. Double down on any two cards and after splitting is allowed. Surrender is also available and the dealer stays on all 17s. The limits here are $100-$10,000. There is also baccarat in the high limit salon with the same limits.
Harrah’s offers a 12-table poker room just outside of the main table games pit. The only regular game there is 1/2 No Limit Texas Hold’em. There are four daily No Limit Texas Hold’em tournaments. There is also a sports book.
There is a total of 2,677 rooms at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Many are very affordable, however, the resort fee is $22 per night. All Total Rewards players of Platinum or higher will not have to pay any resort fees. Gold players still pay the resort fee, even if the room is comped.
Classic – Classic rooms are 340 square feet and offer basic amenities. These are available in one king or two queens. Rates start at $32 during the week and $52 on weekends. The two queen room is $5 more per night.
Luxury – The luxury rooms are the same size as the Classic ones. The Luxury ones have been remodeled more recently. They also offer a view of the Strip. Rates start at $47 on weeknights and $67 on weekends. The two queen room is $5 more per night.
Premium – The premium rooms are only 300 square feet and do not allow smoking. They are the most updated of all standard rooms. Rates start at $54 during the week and $74 on weekends. Rooms with a view are $5-$25 more per night.
Petite Suites – These 600-700 square feet rooms start at $250 during the week and $320 on weekends.
Executive Suite – These suites are 680 square feet and come with one king and a separate seating area. The bathroom offers a separate whirlpool and shower. Rates start at $300 per night on weeknights and $370 on weekends.
Other Suites – There are a variety of other suites, including the Vice Presidential and Presidential. These start at $900 per night.
Ruth Chris Steakhouse is the finest dining choice at Harrah’s. It offers prime steaks and high end seafood options. Kerry’s Gourmet Burgers, Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar” and the new oyster bar are other options that are a bit more casual. There is also a food court and buffet. There are lounges inside of each of the restaurants. There is also a sports bar and two casino bars.
Harrah’s is located just north of the center of the Las Vegas Strip. It is a central stop on the Las Vegas Monorail making it easily accessible. Vehicle access is not possible from Las Vegas Boulevard so guests must enter by car from Koval Lane.
Among the most popular features are the three comedy shows which are hosted at Harrah’s. Rita Rudner is the headlining comedian. There is also the Mac King Comedy Show and An Evening at the Improv. Defending the Caveman is a comedy performance in the theater. Million Dollar Quartet is a cover show offered in the concert hall at Harrah’s.
Another popular feature located close by is The Linq’s shopping area which is a short walk from Harrah’s. It is home of the High Roller observation wheel.