Harrah’s Las Vegas is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. The property originally opened on the Las Vegas Strip in 1973 as the Holiday Casino. It became Harrah’s after William F. Harrah acquired the property in 1992. Since then, the Harrah’s brand has expanded to include 18 resorts in the Caesars Entertainment portfolio.
Dan Walsh, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Harrah’s Las Vegas, said: “For half a century, Harrah’s has provided visitors with a true Las Vegas experience featuring iconic names in entertainment and hospitality in the heart of The Strip. The 50th anniversary wouldn’t be possible without the loyalty of our guests, support from the community, and dedicated service from our Team Members.”
“We look forward to celebrating with our guests as Harrah’s continues to be a must-visit destination with renovated hotel rooms, a modernized casino floor, and new food and beverage offerings such as Ramsay’s Kitchen and The Lounge,” he added.
Legendary @HarrahsVegas headliner @donnyosmond kicks off the resorts 50th-anniversary celebration with a special song. The month-long birthday bash includes restaurant specials, a social media sweepstakes, entertainment offers, and more. #Harrahs50Yearshttps://t.co/VRjDaMNtaV pic.twitter.com/VbPMNNkaYs
— Caesars Entertainment (@CaesarsEnt) October 2, 2023
To celebrate the milestone birthday, entertainer Donny Osmond unveiled a special song to commemorate the resort’s anniversary. “Harrah’s 50th combines two of the things I love the most, performing on stage and celebrating birthdays!” he said. “Harrah’s 50th is sure to be the best year yet!”
During Harrah’s month-long birthday bash, casino officials have different anniversary-themed specials planned across the property, which include a social media sweepstakes, 50% off show tickets, and special menus at Harrah’s restaurants.
💜 HAPPY 50 YEARS 💜 Enter our birthday sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2-night stay, delicious bites, show tickets, and more! To enter you must post your favorite photo/video of a memory at Harrah’s using #Harrahs50Years and #Sweepstakes.
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— Harrah’s Las Vegas (@HarrahsVegas) October 2, 2023
The Spa at Harrah’s will offer a special Cheers to 50 Years Massage, which includes a Swedish massage with hand and foot treatment with a sugar scrub and a glass of champagne. They are also offering a Golden Jubilee Facial with a 24-karat gold treatment that also comes with a glass of champagne. Both treatments last 50 minutes and cost $150.
Moreover, Harrah’s is also offering 50% off show tickets until Monday, October 30. Participating shows include Donny Osmond, Menopause The Musical, X Country, and HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis. The casino is also offering a 50% discount throughout October for the High Roller Observation Wheel and FlyLINQ Zipline.
Ramsay’s Kitchen is offering a 50th Anniversary Menu that includes items like salmon crudo, jumbo lump crab cake, a 24-ounce bone-in ribeye, roasted chicken breast, and sticky toffee pudding. The limited-time menu is $150 per guest.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is offering an Anniversary Tasting Menu, which is also $150 per guest. The menu includes crab cakes, a steakhouse salad, ribeye & shrimp, and fresh berries with a sweet cream sauce.
Harrah’s is also hosting a social media sweepstakes. From October 2 through October 31, guests can post their favorite photos or videos at Harrah’s Las Vegas and use the hashtags #Harrahs50Years, #AllNewsHarrahs, and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize package which includes a two-night stay in a renovated suite, a $300 food and beverage credit, a $250 spa credit, two tickets to any show at Harrah’s and two tickets to the High Roller Observation Wheel or FlyLINQ Zipline. One winner will be selected on October 31.
Later this year, Harrah’s will introduce a new guest arrival experience with a multimillion-dollar redesign of its main entrance and porte-cochère. “With a nod to its rich history and bright future, Harrah’s Las Vegas invites guests to experience anniversary-themed offerings throughout October,” the business concluded.
In recent years, Harrah’s Las Vegas has made significant enhancements with renovations of guest rooms and common areas throughout the casino floor. The resort has welcomed several new restaurants led by celebrity chefs and boasts a variety of entertainment options.