Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rita Rudner moving to Venetian

Rita Rudner will be moving from Harrah's to the Venetian starting in January 2011.

Rudner has been working almost exclusively in Las Vegas for almost ten years starting in 2001 at New York New York. She moved to Harrah's in 2006.

Rita Rudner is the biggest headliner at Harrah's so it will be interesting to see what they come up with to replace her. It seems likely they will move a show over from one of their other properties to fill the gap.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Harrah's Entertainment to Change Name

Harrah's Entertainment will change their name to Caesars Entertainment. The name change will be a part of their upcoming IPO. Back when the company was taken private in 2008 this exact same name change was announced but never completed.

I guess it makes sense to change the name of a struggling company, but I'm not sure it will really make that much of a difference in the grand scheme of things. They definitely want to take advantage of their flagship brand, and a name change to Caesars will certainly achieve this.

Source: WSJ.