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All The Vegas Podcast: Harrah’s artistically humorous headliner Tape Face

All The Vegas ATV15: Tape Face

All The Vegas hosts Brock Radke and Mark Shunock talk with Tape Face, aka comic, author and artist Sam Wills.

Acclaimed New Zealand-born comic, author and artist Sam Wills developed a character called The Kid With Tape On His Face just to prove a point– that he might carry out without speaking and it would be good. “Then it spiraled out of control,” he says on the latest episode of the All The Vegas podcast. After evolving the show and changing the character’s name to Tape Face, he has explored worldwide, become a viral feeling thanks to an appearance on America’s Got Talent and is now performing six nights a week in his own room, your house of Tape, at Harrah’s Las Vegas. We also talk with Sam about his days in the U.K. as a street entertainer; choosing the ideal brand of tape that will not rip off excessive of one’s lips; pinching intoxicated people; why”Endless Love “is his “Stairs to Heaven”; composing classic comedy and handling audience volunteers who strip too much and ask to not be set on fire.


Sam has a favorite Shell station … no, wait … he advises the healthy, yummy Japanese fare at Osaka on West Sahara. Mark is getting into holiday mode thanks to a see to the Ethel M Chocolates Vacation Cactus Garden, which you can explore until January 6.

The food court is in session and Judge Brock is prepared to rule: Block 16 at the Cosmopolitan is delicious.

Previous Harrah’s exec is sorry for not broadening to Macau


In this 2011 photo, Phil Satre, NV Energy chairman and former chairman of Harrah’s Home entertainment, accepts an award, after being inducted into the Nevada Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Mirage.

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. One remorse Phil Satre has about his 25-year career with Harrah’s Entertainment is that he didn’t take the business into the Macau gaming market.

Satre, who spoke Wednesday on Nevada Newsmakers, retired as chairman of the board of Harrah’s Entertainment in 2005. The company later on changed its name to Caesars Home entertainment.

“Harrah’s missed out on Macau, and I will accept some of the obligation for that,” Satre said. “I was at the tail end of my profession, and we didn’t pursue it strongly.”

Satre, a former standout Stanford University football gamer, is now chairman Nordstrom and IGT boards. He belongs to the American Video gaming Association’s Gaming Hall of Popularity and UNLV’s Company Hall of Fame.

Other video gaming companies, consisting of Wynn Resorts and Las Vegas Sands, pursued holdings in Macau, which has actually been the world’s No. 1 video gaming market for more than a decade, overtaking Las Vegas in 2007.

“It turned out to be an exceptional market and, of course, the largest worldwide and an extremely crucial source of revenues for the business that get involved there,” Satre stated.

Satre said Harrah’s decided to pass on Macau due to the fact that it “had some serious concerns about the regulatory environment and the total environment that existed from some early business that I had actually taken there.”

Some of Satre’s misgivings revolved around Macau gaming magnate Stanley Ho, who had a 40-year Chinese government-granted monopoly on Macau video gaming till the federal government ended it in 2001, leading the way for the Las Vegas companies.

Ho had substantial ties to Chinese organized crime, which he let “run and thrive” inside his casinos, inning accordance with a report from New Jersey gaming regulators.

Ho has denied any ties to organized crime. He has actually never been apprehended on a gang-related crime, inning accordance with reports.

Satre, nonetheless, said he did not want to endanger the business’s U.S. holdings by getting involved in Macau.

“At the time, we had licenses not just in Nevada, but we had licenses throughout the United States– more than anyone else in the industry,” Satre stated. “We had expanded our residential or commercial properties into more than 26 locations and to be truthful with you, I was fretted we would jeopardize those licenses because they would see us as having taken a reputational or regulative threat that we didn’t have to take.”

In 2010, New Jersey regulators required MGM to divest its holdings in Atlantic City since of a company relationship with Ho’s child, Pansy Ho.

“It did not shock me at all,” he stated. “Atlantic City was the most difficult regulatory environment in operation.”

Quick forward, and Caesars Home entertainment is now pursuing chances in Asia, including Japan, according to released reports.

Satre stated he supports Caesars move into Japan, which authorized legislation in December 2016 opening the door to U.S.-style gambling establishment resorts. “I think we will see that as another crucial market,” he said.

Male wins over $1 million at Harrah'' s Las Vegas

A man identified as Michael won more than $1 million at Harrah's Las Vegas on July 27, 2018. (Harrahs/Twitter)
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A fortunate guy won more than $1 million at Harrah’s Las Vegas Friday. Inning accordance with a tweet from the property, a

man determined as Michael won the Wheel of Fortune jackpot. He won $ 1,180,846.77, inning accordance with the property. Copyright 2018 KVVU ( KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights scheduled.

Quietly captivating comedian Tape Face opens today at Harrah’s.


Gabe Ginsberg Tape Face opens his” Home of Tape” residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas on

2018|2 a.m. Tape Face is back on

the Strip today. New Zealand comic artist Sam Wills, who you may have seen on the finals of” America’s Got Talent” in 2016, has actually been performing his distinct Tape Face act for 13 years, including last year at the Flamingo. His months-long run there sufficed to earn him a real Las Vegas residency: The” Home of Tape “debuts in a new customized theater at Harrah’s on March 16.” It’s quite crazy,” states Wills.” My first [

shows] at the Flamingo ran about three months then I disappeared to do some other shows and returned in October for three weeks. I think I existed long enough to make an impact.” The brand-new show will follow the old show, which is hard to explain.

Tape Face has a thick strip of tape over his mouth and performs without speaking. His spiky hair and shadowy eyes remember a character from a Tim Burton film and he appears to operate with the exact same quantity of uncertainty about what’s going to occur next as his audience.” This character really came out of trying to prove a point, which is that I as soon as made a joke about doing a quiet character, putting together a five-minute sketch without using words, and no one thought me, “says Wills.” At first I did it to prove I could, but it progressed gradually despite the fact that I didn’t take it seriously. So I had an hour of [Tape Face] product and slowly, over about six months, it took over from my other programs. It was getting booked increasingly more and it unintentionally became my task. It’s sort of amusing because it was never my intent and it’s gotten out of control. “Tape Face uses props, audience interaction and music to develop a diy

feel for his show, which is seriously amusing but most significantly, full of surprises. Wills, who notes he’s more influenced by Buster Keaton than Charlie Chaplin, states his audience members are excited to get onstage and participate in the show because unlike other comics who work the crowd, there’s no insulting or bullying involved.” When I initially started out as a child learning how to manage at the age of 13, I keep in mind saying to my parents

that all I wished to be was a juggler in Las Vegas, so this is all pretty hysterical,” Wills chuckles.” It’s a fun town. All the programs are really fun and there’s such a great party atmosphere. I’m very much anticipating spending more time there and seeing what’s truly out there away from the Strip. I understand there’s a genuine neighborhood with genuine things and I cannot wait to obtain involved.” Tape Face carries out at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at Harrah’s (3475 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-777-2782 )and more info can be discovered at caesars.com.

Pair wins almost $1 million at Harrah’s in Las Vegas

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Nicholas Blaskowski and Nicole Perry won nearly$ 1 million at Harrah’s. (Caesars Entertainment). LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -. Two people from Phoenix struck a prize of almost$ 1 million dollars at

Harrah’s on Sunday. Nicholas Blaskowski and Nicole Perry were playing the cent slot, Willy Wonk: World of Wonka, when they won. They took home a prize

of$ 944,337.37. According to Caesars Home entertainment, the luck didn’t stop there. A number of guests won big at homes on the Las Vegas Strip since April and gathered prizes of $100,000 or more. Consisting of, Veera Devabhaktineni, of San Diego, who hit a $1 million prize at the Crazy 4 Poker table at Flamingo in April.

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Mark Ferratt of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Harrah’s: The art of ‘The Fluke’.


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Mark Ferratt carries out as the drummer in “Million Dollar Quartet” on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Harrah’s.

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Mark Ferratt and W.S. “Fluke” Holland of “Million Dollar Quartet” popularity.

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Editor’s Note: As Robin Leach returns to Las Vegas after getaway time in Italy and family time in La Jolla, Calif., we cover our visitor columns in his absence.

Today, it’s Michael Kennedy, chairman of the Epicurean Charitable Structure, and we find out about the art of “The Fluke” from “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s artist Mark Ferratt:

Can luck be developed? I say yes. After all, it has actually long been said that luck is what occurs when prep work satisfies chance.

Therefore, it appears that if you can specify what luck implies to you in a given situation, you can then willing yourself for it accordingly.

At that point, you’re just waiting for an opportunity to emerge, which is truly just a matter of time and place.

As an artist, I have constantly been a fan of auditions where these variables are mainly specified. You can focus your preparation, and you know precisely when and where the opportunity exists.

Regrettably, there isn’t constantly an audition notice for the gig you desire. Which brings us to this dreaded expression: “I guess I was just in the ideal location at the right time.”

You’ve heard it, right? Of course you have. We all have. A million times. Undoubtedly, it’s one of the most deflating expressions to hear in the English language.

It makes the “unfortunate” appear powerless, like they’re just wandering around thoughtlessly wishing to stumble into success. I lament that there’s no specific profession course for a musician to follow, however fortunately there are successful professions from which we can find out.

Consider the career of W.S. “Fluke” Holland. He might be the luckiest drummer of all time, and his nickname shows a profession loaded with not likely surprises. You may unknown him by name, but chances are you have actually heard him play.

Fluke was Johnny Money’s only drummer and, to name a few noteworthy recordings, he was the drummer on Dec. 4, 1956, when the famed “Million Dollar Quartet” session happened at Sun Records along with Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

That’s where I fit in. As the drummer for “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s, I perform as Fluke eight times a week.

Exactly what makes Fluke’s profession stand apart was his not likely entrance into rock-and-roll history, which he has actually recounted during many interviews and events for many years.

Reportedly, one Saturday night back in 1954, Fluke went to see a performance by his friends, The Perkins Brothers Band.

After the program, the band asked him to obtain some drums and audition with them at Sun Records that following Thursday morning. There was one glaring issue, however– Fluke had actually never ever played drums before.

For that matter, he had actually never played any instrument aside from some balanced tapping along the side of Clayton Perkins’ bass.

Undeterred, Fluke got some drums the next day and set them up at his mama’s house identified to play by Thursday. Legend has it that throughout those five days, he developed adequate chops to perform passably at the audition.

Sam Phillips, the studio owner, seemingly liked exactly what he heard, and by some stroke of luck– a fluke– W.S. Holland went on to become one of the most prominent session drummers at Sun Records.

There are a couple of takeaways here that might have affected Fluke’s good luck:

* Fluke agreed to participate and try something brand-new. By supporting his friends that fateful Saturday night, he was there in the ideal place, at the right time when an uncommon chance presented itself.

By stating yes, he opened the door to brand-new possibilities.

* Fluke defined the variables. He knew what to prepare and when to be where.

* Fluke maintained his preparedness. By remaining to establish his abilities, he continued to be all set for those next chances– whatever, whenever and wherever they were.

Which’s the art of “The Fluke.” Best of luck!

Make certain to read today’s other visitor columnist, Michael Kennedy of South Point, to find out about the work of the Epicurean Charitable Structure. On Sunday, it’s “America’s Got Skill” champion and brand-new Linq Hotel headliner magician Mat Franco.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” popularity has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years offering readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/ Robin_Leach.

Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment + Luxury Elder Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.


Just as unique as it’s well-known neighbors Caesar’s Palace and The Venetian, Harrah’s Las Vegas has been entertaining visitors considering that 1973. The 87,700-square foot gambling establishment is fulled of 1,520 slot machines and 107 pc gaming tables. Outside the gambling establishment, visitors have the ability to experience enjoyable in a street-fair environment at the Carnival Court, an outdoor lounge with live home entertainment (including the bartenders), food stands and outdoor shops.

At Harrah’s funny is King, which has never ever been more obvious then the comedy acts of Rita Rudner, the Mac King Comedy Magic Program and the Improv Comedy Club. After the show, guests are more than welcome to make fun of their buddies at The Piano Bar, well-known for its dueling pianos and karaoke. Most just recently, Harrah’s added tribute program “Legends in Performance” to its list of entertainment.

Restaurants like Ming’s offers Asian food, while Ruth’s Chris Steak House provides guests great steaks and fresh seafood. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar is a country-themed bar with a restaurant, live music and the occasional look from Keith himself.

3475 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109.