Harrah’s, LINQ key to Sin City’s continued evolution

My latest visit to Las Vegas was an eye opener to the ongoing evolution of Sin City. Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, located at the center of the world famous Strip, recently spent more $30 million renovating its Valley Tower rooms and suites.

Harrah’s Casino has it all: 80-plus tables including craps, blackjack, roulette and baccarat. There’s a keno lounge and a new state-of-the-art race and sports book, plus more than 1,200 slots and video poker machines. There are five daily, low buy-in tournaments in the Poker Room. There is also a nice mix of cash games. Locals make up about 50 percent of the players — always the sign of a well-run poker room.

Entertainment choices abound at Harrah’s: bars, musical venues and stage shows. There is a small spa with a salon and fitness center. A workout followed by a whirlpool and spa treatment is a perfect way to unwind.

I frequented the Zagat-rated Fulton Street Food Hall every morning for a breakfast that included freshly baked pastries. There are interesting food stations serving lunch and dinner. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill is a must for fans of country music and down-home food lovers. Live music begins at 9 p.m. with no cover charge.

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