Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 80 years ago, Caesars Entertainment has grown through the development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. What started out as a bingo parlor opened by William Harrah in 1937 has grown to include iconic brands like Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah’s and Horseshoe.
Caesars Entertainment is not only a global leader in gaming, but also in hospitality, dining, entertainment, meetings & conventions, and shopping.
Caesars Entertainment’s corporate ethos, known as the Code of Commitment, pledges to its employees, guests and the community that it will honor the trust placed in them, and conduct operations responsibly.
Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 80 years ago, Caesars has grown through the development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates on four continents. The images below will take you on a journey through our storied history.
The empire that began as a bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada grew to include the iconic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, pictured here at its opening in 1966.
Bill Harrah opens his first bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada.
Harrah’s purchases several clubs at Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, beginning what is now Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas under construction
Evel Knievel jumps the fountains in front of Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
Harrah’s becomes the first casino company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Forum Shops open at Caesars Palace.
Harrah’s Joliet opens and is the company’s first riverboat casino development.
Caesars Windsor opens in Canada.
Total Gold becomes Total Rewards, the first tiered customer loyalty program in the gaming industry.
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace opens.
Harrah’s Entertainment becomes Caesars Entertainment.
Caesars announces upcoming properties in Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico and in Dubai.