Throughout the years, casinos have become more than just these basic gaming monoliths where people have a good time and win big in the process. Actually, these establishments developed to serve as a total entertainment venue that house a lot of high profile events such as festivals, expos, and concerts. According to Mercury News, the newly established Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe is a prime example and is part of the $200 million improvement at Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. This significant investment in the gaming industry doesn’t come as a surprise considering how the most populous city in El Dorado County is next door to the historic Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
The abovementioned Harrah’s Lake Tahoe mirrors how casinos worldwide constantly modernize its facilities and services as a way to attract and embrace a new set of gamers. One can even point out the sudden emergence of various online casino platforms a handful of years after the turn of the century. These days, it has become easy for people to play their favorite games – especially those like slot machines that require these huge apparatuses. Not only that, but some of these slot sites even offer 50 free spins upon signing up. Spin Genie, for one, also integrates cultural icons on their games including the returning Guns ‘N’ Roses and the ever-popular Jimi Hendrix. Basically, whether land-based or online, these casino platforms have come up with different ways to give patrons an all-encompassing experience. This occurrence, as stated earlier, also involves the wide world of music and the arts.
Of the many hotel casinos in Lake Tahoe area, a few of them stand out for being the ideal setting of many well known musical acts, artists, and rock bands. The highest profile shows will be at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys. The annual summer series includes Stevie Wonder, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Widespread Panic. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will have two major outdoor events: the Bass Camp Festival IV and the Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival on Aug. 20. Moving to indoor concerts, MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa will have an intimate show with the legendary Boz Scaggs on July 16 in Stateline. Meanwhile, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe’s South Shore Room will have an intimate show featuring Eric Burton & the Animals on Sept. 24. Harrah’s Center Stage features the Buddy Emmer Blues Band with a special guest each Tuesday night. In the north side of the lake, Crystal Bay Casino will showcase performances by Trampled By Turtles and Zepparella on June 25 and July 2, respectively. Alternative band 3 Doors Down and 70s British-American rock icons Foreigner will grace the stage of Silver Legacy Casino in Reno on June 25 and July 2, and Chicago appears on June 25 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
These Lake Tahoe-area events are just simple proofs on the evolution of casinos not just in the state of Nevada, but also the world. It all adds up to the brilliance and the innovation of these famous gaming establishments, that’s why today, they’re still considered as a viable avenue for leisure and entertainment.