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Las Vegas commemorates entertainer Don Rickles with photo display17 April 2017
(PRESS RELEASE) -- On Thursday, 13 April, images of Don Rickles were proudly displayed on digital marquees throughout Las Vegas to commemorate the entertainment icon. The legendary comedian was remembered as an influential and renowned entertainer, that shaped the future of Las Vegas and cemented its status as the "Entertainment Capital of the World."
Numerous resorts and businesses across Las Vegas commemorated Rickles, including: ARIA Resort & Casino, Bally's - Las Vegas, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, Circus Circus Hotel Casino - Las Vegas, Delano Las Vegas, Encore Resort, Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas, Fremont Hotel & Casino, Fremont Street Experience, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Golden Nugget - Las Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Inspire Theatre, Luxor Hotel and Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Miracle Mile Shops, Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort & Casino, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Plaza Hotel and Casino, SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Cromwell, The D Las Vegas, The Forum Shops at Caesars, The LINQ Hotel & Casino, The Orleans, The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, The Venetian Las Vegas, Treasure Island, Vdara Hotel & Spa, W Las Vegas and Wynn Las Vegas.
Also known as "Mr. Warmth," Rickles' comedy career spanned more than 60 years, with more than 50 years spent entertaining Las Vegas visitors at various resorts. Since his first Las Vegas performance in 1959, Rickles' raw humor and insult comedy entertained countless audiences over the years.
In the Rat Pack era, Rickles was associated with Frank Sinatra, owing much of his success to the Las Vegas entertainer.