Best Strip headliner: Mac King
Thu, May 26, 2011 (midnight)
Photo: Darrin Bush/Las Vegas News Bureau
King’s brilliantly silly comedy-magic show at Harrah’s appeals to just about anyone. He still wears that awful plaid suit and makes Fig Newtons appear from anywhere. No less an authority as Teller has said King is one of the few magicians on the planet who can fool him. At Harrah’s. Daily, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (dark Mon.). $33. 800-392-9002.
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Just as distinctive as it's famous neighbors Caesar's Palace and The Venetian, Harrah's Las Vegas has been entertaining guests since 1973. The 87,700-square foot casino is filled with 1,520 slot machines and 107 gaming tables. Outside the casino, guests are able to experience fun in a street-fair atmosphere at the Carnival Court, an outdoor lounge with live entertainment (including the bartenders), food stands and outdoor shops.
At Harrah's comedy is King, and that has never been more apparent then the comedy acts of Rita Rudner, the Mac King Comedy Magic Show and the Improv Comedy Club. After the show, guests are more than welcome to laugh at their friends at The Piano Bar, famous for its dueling pianos and karaoke. Most recently, Harrah's added tribute show "Legends in Concert" to its list of entertainment.
Restaurants like Ming's offers Asian cuisine, while Ruth's Chris Steak House offers guests fine steaks and fresh seafood. Toby Keith's I Love This Bar is a country-themed bar with a restaurant, live music and the occasional appearance from Keith himself.