Chinese New Year Brings Good Fortune in Vegas

Posted Monday, February 7, 2011 by in Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Palace, Gaming, Las Vegas, Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Restaurants, Slot Machines. No Comments.

Everyone’s getting in on the Chinese New Year fun in Las Vegas, including celebrity chef Bobby Flay.

Bobby Flay, the “top chef” at Mesa Grill inside Caesars Palace, painted the eyes of a traditional Chinese costume to “awaken the lion” in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Bobby Flay Chinese New Year

Bobby Flay gets into the spirit of Chinese New Year.

Thanks to Erik Kabik for the pic.

The costume is used in the lion dance, a popular way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The lion dance is often mistaken for the dragon dance. A lion dance costume requires just two people to operate, a dragon requires several more.

Traditional lion dances are performed to scare away evil spirits and to bring luck and fortune.

On a related note, we also hear an Asian guest, in town for the Chinese New Year, hit big on a $5 Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Caesars Palace for a sweet $3.5 million.

If you visit a Total Rewards (the player loyalty program of Caesars Entertainment) casino, make sure to visit the Total Rewards desk to pick up a limited-edition Total Rewards card for good luck. Learn more.

Lunar Year Total Rewards cards

Limited edition Total Rewards players cards, in honor of the Lunar New Year.

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