A partnership between Caesars Entertainment Corp. and UNLV, Black Fire Innovation is a learning hub with a 43,000-square-foot complex for on-demand testing of new hospitality ideas and products, and showcasing industry innovations to casino and resort partners.
With the Vegas Golden Knights here, the Las Vegas Raiders coming and a slate of other major sports events on the calendar, Las Vegas is moving to add “sports hub” to “sports betting capital” on its list of monikers. Now, sports media megacompany ESPN and casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. are partnering to mesh sports and betting with a studio and partnership — another signal of Caesars’ burgeoning investment in sports betting.
Name the quintessential Las Vegas entertainer. Many people might guess Elvis Presley, whose “Viva Las Vegas” might double as an unofficial city anthem. But Liberace, the piano king with the shining rhinestones, fistfuls of piano-shaped rings, furry, feathery outfits and over-the-top showmanship, ruled Las Vegas entertainment for decades before the swivel-hipped rocker hit it big at the International Hotel in the 1960s.