Wed, Jul 7, 2010 (4:47 p.m.)
If Wii Fit is the extent of your video game knowledge, you'd best stay home this weekend, because the real gamers are coming out in full force. Caesars Palace will be home to the Evo Championship Series, a world-famous event that will bring in top video-game players from 20 different countries to compete in their pick of six different virtual-fighting tournaments: Super Street Fighter IV, Tekken 6, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Melty Blood: Actress Again.
Geek-haven G4 will stream 45 hours of the event live on its website. Or, you can check out the action yourself for free at Caesars, which will feature a BYOC (bring-your-own-console) area for amateurs with restless thumbs. Doubt how much fun watching these games can be? Search "mahvel baybee!" on YouTube. You can thank us later.
Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.