I am a Caesar’s diamond member and I tried to get a room for Labor Day weekend. I wanted to arrive on September 3rd because my son, who had graduated from Tulane, died while serving in the Peace Corps in 2006, and September 3rd is the anniversary of his death. NOLA always makes me feel closer to him because we have such great memories there, and I thought it would be ideal to spend that awful anniversary there to feel his spirit and hopefully some peace. In addition, I play a lot and have never had trouble getting a room at any casino anywhere ever. Even though it is three months out, they refused to give me one room that weekend due to the LSU football game. Dana in the host department was amazing and tried to get me a room even with the LSU game, but the hotel said no. I had booked my flights because it didn’t even occur to me 3 months in advance and with my play level that I’d be unable to get a room for September. So much for that. I will never stay at Harrah’s in NOLA again. They put football fans, most of whom probably don’t even play, ahead of someone who plays/is Diamond level, and who wants to be there that specific day due to my connection with NOLA through my son and it being the anniversary of his death.