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Hot Games at a Cool Lake

1 June 2001

Lake Tahoe is serving up its best this summer... if you haven't been up to the lake, or even if you have been here before, a whole new Lake Tahoe is emerging. On the California side of the state line, construction has begun for a condominium project, alongside the new scenic gondola ride up to the slopes of Heavenly Ski area, where you can view the jewel of the Sierras... and after you have filled your head with scenic visions of what makes Lake Tahoe such a memorable place to visit, you can pop into the Nevada gambling that everyone has come to love.

Harrah's Lake Tahoe has completed its west end remodeling of the casino... a spectacle for visitors of old and new alike... elegant, to say the least. The "Price is Right" Cliffhanger slots are making their debut in Nevada exclusively at Harrah's... you can find them at their Bill's Casino next door, too... as both properties have the popular new slots. Harrah's is busy integrating their Harrah's touch into their newest acquisition, Harveys... across the street, and already conveniently connected (for years) by an underground pedestrian tunnel... it should be a completed transition as the two merge by June 21, according to the latest word.

Caesars Tahoe has new slots on the floor also... and recently completed the new Sportsbook and Racebook area, backed by loads of new nickel slots.... including a row of IGT's multi-denomination slots... ranging from nickel to dollar games... including the popular four-card keno for those of us who prefer keno... also in Caesars are many quarter video keno and poker games... many not found elsewhere... with some unusual quarter slot games... try to piece together the Titanic for a jackpot on the Titanic slots... or try Bank of the Nile for a two-coin progressive that will leave you smiling... with Cleopatra on the reels... or win a Harley fit for Caesar... or drive home in a zillion ways... or try to swipe your Emperor's Club card daily for a million dollars... oh, so much to do.

A nice sideline of Lake Tahoe is the two big stern-wheeler boats ... one starts of in California, from Hornblower Cruises... The Tahoe Queen.... and the other launches from Nevada... the M.S. Dixie II... and if you prefer intimate cruises... club members can get cruises for points at Harrah's on the Tahoe Star... and at Caesars Tahoe... on the Odyssey... both private yachts that cruise the lake... or get married on the lake on all of the above! Or re-married.... This is the time of year when the recreational vehicles and SU's towing boats, cars, and motorcycles, and the vehicles with mountain bikes abound. It also is a year of extremely high fire danger... the highest in forty years. Please make sure that if you are out playing in the woods that you are really careful this year... think of Smokey the Bear.... build campfires with permits in acceptable authorized areas, and if you smoke... don't throw your butt out the window. We have lost many acres of valuable forest land, and loads of homes and memories, to carelessness. Play it safe... come to the casinos... join me on the floor with the rest of the gamblers... and let's get to winning!

Gamble Tahoe!