Caesars Palace is an AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel and casino in Paradise, Nevada, United States, situated on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip, between the Bellagio and the Mirage. The Palace was established in 1966 by Jay Sarno, who sought to create an opulent facility that gave guests a sense of life during the Roman Empire. It contains many statues, columns and iconography typical of Hollywood Roman period productions, including a 20 foot (6.1 m) statue of Julius Caesar near the entrance. Caesars Palace is now owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation. As of 2015, the hotel has 3,960 rooms and suites in six towers and a convention facility of over 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2). The hotel has a very large range of restaurants, including several serving authentic Chinese cuisine to cater to the wealthy East Asian gamblers.
Caesars Palace is one of the most prestigious casino hotels in the world and one of Las Vegas's largest and best known landmarks. It is closely associated with the entertainment industry and has served as a venue for boxing since the late 1970s, and hosted the Caesars Palace Grand Prix from 1981–2. Notable entertainers who have performed at Caesars Palace include Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John, Liberace, Liza Minnelli, Julio Iglesias, Judy Garland, David Copperfield, Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan, Luis Miguel, Janet Jackson, Jerry Seinfeld, Mariah Carey, Matt Goss and Deana Martin. The main performance venue is The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, a 4,296-seat stadium with a 22,450 square feet (2,086 m2) stage, which was originally built at a cost of $95-million for Celine Dion's show, A New Day..., in 2003. After a departure in 2007, Dion returned to The Colosseum with her new show entitled "Celine" in March 2011, which is under contract for 70 shows per year, through 2017.
From the outset, Caesars Palace has been oriented towards attracting the high rollers. The modern casino facilities include table games such as Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Spanish 21, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow and Pai Gow poker. Caesars Palace's 4,500 square feet (420 m2) 24-hour poker room currently lies in heart of the gaming floor between The Colosseum and the Race & Sports Book. It moved there in June 2014, when Pure nightclub underwent an expansion and annexed its space. There are a large number of traditional reel-type slot machines, video reels machine, video poker games,video blackjack or keno, in which participants can play from 1¢ to $500.