Both as a brand and a landmark, Caesars Palace is one of the most recognizable attractions, not only in Las Vegas, but anywhere in the world. Nicely situated, on the western side of the Las Vegas Strip, between Bellagio and the The Mirage, Caesars Palace was established by hotel developer Jay Sarno in 1966. Apparently, Sarno deliberately omitted the apostrophe from the name so that every one of his patrons could feel like ‘a Caesar’.
Inspired by the unrestrained self-indulgence often associated with Ancient Rome, Caesars Palace effectively ‘raised the bar’ for gambling establishments in Las Vegas. Innovations such as imported Italian sculpture, including a 20 foot high statue of the founder of the Roman Empire, Augustus Caesar, near the main entrance, gilded columns and cocktail waitresses clad in white, off-the-shoulder togas were just a few of those unveiled during the grand opening party in the summer of 1966.
Fast forward five decades or so and Caesars Palace now offers 4,610 rooms, suites and villas – compared with 680 when it first opened – arranged into six, appropriately-named, major towers. The modern casino facility occupies roughly 125,000 square feet and offers table games, such as baccarat, blackjack, craps, roulette and many more, slots, video poker machines and 4,500 square feet poker room, open 24 hours a day. A dedicated horse racing and sports area provides comfortable, private booths and flat-screen monitors on which to view the action.
A slot machine is also referred to as the slots, pokies or poker machine, puggy, or just slots depending on the country. Slot machines are very popular in casinos since there is not much strategy to apply and the themes of the slots come in all manner of variations. A further reason slot machines are exciting to play is the large number of methods a player can win, the lights, sounds, features and over all entertainment feel of the machines.
Typically, slot machines are played by pressing a button which then spins a minimum of 3 reels or icons. If the player matches three of these icons, then they win a certain amount of money. There are sometimes special icons in the game, which can take you to bonus rounds or multiply your winnings considerably.Features such as nudges or numbers are often present too, and are essentially alternatives to special icons, in that they lead to or unlock additional routes to win or mini games.
The first mechical slot machine was developed by car mechanic Charles Fey (1862–1944) in 1895. In the modern age many slots are more video-game like, with big electronic screens that draw you in, in order to keep you playing. Although slot machines sometimes offer an illusion that skill can benefit you (playing a button at a certain time etc) , they are not in fact skill based and have pre defined and set payment thresholds. Slot machines are based purely on chance and no action you take will make you more likely to win in the long term.