Story by Rod Charles
Vacay.ca Deputy Editor
Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino is celebrating its fifth year in style with a spectacular anniversary concert series. Festivities will include a cake cutting ceremony on June 11.
Exciting news to be sure, but not a big surprise. At this casino, landing talent has never been a problem, with performers like Al Pacino, Howie Mandel, LeAnn Rimes, Dr. Phil, Larry the Cable Guy and Cedric the Entertainer having graced the stage in the past. Throw in the hotel, dining and gambling and it feels like every day of the week is a celebration.
This isn’t to say that gambling isn’t a major draw because it is. Gambling is the foundation of any casino experience — especially with the Caesars brand — and with all the poker, slots and sports betting this casino has everything you want as far as gaming. As if to put an exclamation point after that statement, Caesars Windsor is the largest casino resort in Canada and the first of its kind outside of the United States to be branded with this world-renowned name.
Caesars Windsor has 14 tables featuring Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Seven Card Stud. Table limits vary, starting at $3-$6. There’s also a World Series of Poker Deep Stack Tournament on the second Saturday of each month, with a $350 buy-in and 15,000 in chips. If you enjoy sports then you’ll love Windsor Game Picks, now being offered in Legends Sports Bar at Caesars Windsor Casino with a 6,458-square-foot viewing area that ensures you won’t miss any of the action.
One interesting feature of the slot machines at Caesars Windsor is the exclusive Total Touch technology, enabling guests to order their favourite cocktails right from their machines with just the touch of a button. Total Touch even remembers your drink history so you can re-order your favourite cocktails or beverages anytime you desire.
On the topic of food and drink, Caesars Windsor has lots of both. Neros Steakhouse opened in 2007 and this signature venue has served tasty items since. Dishes on the menu include the 22-ounce Canadian Angus Porterhouse steak ($56) and a Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon Fillet ($26). There are also several casual dining experiences (Artist Café, Legends Sports Bar and Taza Mediterranean Grill) and one Market Buffet.
The hotel also features 758 rooms in two towers along the Windsor riverfront.
Caesars Windsor Puts on a Show in 2013
But as good as the casino games and dining are, you simply can’t go wrong with the events and shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Windsor — especially now with the organization pulling out all stops to bring some of the world’s leading performers to the stage. Caesars Windsor president and CEO Kevin Laforet made it clear that this would be an unforgettable year for entertainment.
“Since becoming a Caesars property in 2008, the Colosseum has brought over 300 world-class acts to the stage,” said Laforet in a press release. “What better way to highlight five years of amazing entertainment with a star-studded concert lineup to thank our guests?”
And one of many ways that Caesars will say thanks to their guests is with blues icon and guitar legend BB King (and his talented partner Lucille) on June 9 at 8 pm (tickets starting at $30). King will be giving Windsor audiences 16 sweet reasons to check out his show by performing some of his most recognizable songs, including “The Thrill is Gone,” and “Don’t Answer the Door.”
Another legendary performer, Willie Nelson, will be “on the road again” on June 19 at 8 pm (tickets starting at $35). Speaking of anniversaries, Nelson celebrated his 80th birthday in April. June 19, 2013 at 8pm (tickets starting at $35). Speaking of anniversaries, Nelson celebrated his 80th birthday in April of this year.
If you’ve ever wondered whether you might be a redneck, then another not-to-be-missed performance will be from Jeff Foxworthy, the largest-selling comedy-recording artist in history and a multiple Grammy Award nominee. He will be performing on June 28 (tickets starting at $35).
Lock up your pet chicken — school’s out with shock rocker Alice Cooper (tickets starting at $35), who will be performing on July 5. Grammy nominee and award-winning country music star Trace Adkins will have many fans wondering if he’s gone fishing on August 19 at 9 pm (tickets starting at $35). Adkins, a Grand Ole Opry inductee, has won several awards including the 2009 Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and the 2010 Academy of Country Music Award category Vocal Event of the Year for “Hillbilly Bone.”
Comedian, talk-show host and author Chelsea Handler will bring some fun-size entertainment on August 10 at 9 pm (tickets starting at $45). Another great performance that will leave you feeling undone will come from Weezer (tickets starting at $20), who take the stage on July 11 at 8 pm. And whatever it takes, you have to get to Caesars Windsor to see Los Angeles sensation Lifehouse on July 20 at 9 pm (tickets starting at $25).
And if you’re ever wondering what you have done to deserve this, get down to Windsor on September 27 to see the Pet Shop Boys, one of the most successful duos in UK music history.
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