As if planning a meeting in a value-packed, amenity-rich luxury casino wasn’t already an incentive, Caesars Entertainment is now awarding planners loyalty credits for booking events at one of their 37 casinos across North America. With Total Rewards Meetings & Events, planners who book meetings or events in one of Caesars Entertainment’s properties, including those in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno and Tunica, can earn one Reward Credit for every $1, or one Tier Credit for every $5 paid by the master account for the entire master bill. Members automatically receive GOLD status at sign-up, but you’ll be upgraded to PLATINUM and DIAMOND status with 4,000/11,000 Tier Credits per year. Cardholders can redeem their credits for the same goods and services as other Total Rewards members, including room stays, spa treatments, dining, merchandise from the Total Rewards catalog, and future meetings and events at Caesars Entertainment properties. A Show Marathon For a more specific type of prize, one that can keep an entire group busy for two days, Caesars Entertainment also offers an All Stage Pass. It allows groups to see as many featured Caesars Entertainment shows in Las Vegas as they like within a 48-hour period for a single 1-time fee. The pass is available to planners booking groups of 12 or more. Shows include The Auto Collection Event, showcasing classic cars at the Imperial Palace; the Celine Dion show at Caesars Palace; and Chippendales, The Show at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Yes, you can go ahead and click on that last link–it’s SFW. Passes can be purchased through Citywide Entertainment Group Sales by calling 866.574.6982. Diamonds are a Planner’s Best Friend Las Vegas Meetings by Caesars Entertainment announced dates for the upcoming 9th annual Las Vegas Educational Experience, entitled: “Diamonds are a Planner’s Best Friend.” Launched in 2006, this annual industry program offers planners sessions for professional development and opportunities for networking in venues that will inspire you and your attendees. This year’s event takes place Nov. 10 to Nov. 13. Revolving around the theme of glamour, sparkle and the seduction of diamonds, the various functions will take place across a broad spectrum of hotel event space in eight resorts, including: Flamingo Las Vegas, Imperial Palace and Paris Las Vegas. Poker Party at WEC For poker aficionados, Caesars Entertainment is also taking part in The Big Deal at MPI’s World Education Congress coming up next month in Orlando. The night of high-rolling entertainment will be highlighted by a fun poker tournament scheduled at 8:30 pm on July 24 at Hilton Orlando, hosted by Caesars Entertainment. Proceeds will be donated to the MPI Foundation. Tickets for planners are free and suppliers may purchase entry for $75. For reservations and additional information, visit www.mpiweb.org/wec/thebigdeal.