Celine Dion is one of the most recognizable voices in the music industry. She has had multiple number one hits, and has done a multitude of charity work over her career.

On Saturday night, another chapter came to an end in the life of Dion. She played her last show at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas after almost five years of service.

The show was attended by many famous celebrities, all wanting to be a part of the event. Dion had started at Caesar’s nearly five years ago. Her act has drawn rave reviews over the years and has been attended by millions of people.

The show, A New Day, has played at Caesar’s for 717 engagements. The impact that Dion will have left on Las Vegas is one of legend. She has brought the Vegas show and the energy it provides back to the Vegas strip.

Elvis Presley has the all time record for a performance run in Las Vegas, having played 837 shows. His span lasted over seven years, from mid 1969, to the winter of 1976.

“This show typifies what Celine Dion has meant to Las Vegas. It was a beautiful and mystical performance by one of the great entertainers of our time,” esteemed music critic John Gershbaum told Casino Gambling Web.


Wheeling Island Casino Adds Table Games This Week

Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack is ready to become a full-service casino this week. Barring unforeseen complications, Thursday morning should bring the full-fledged opening of table games at the West Virginia property.

The casino will test the play of 43 tables featuring games including blackjack, craps, roulette, and Caribbean poker on Monday and Tuesday. Play money will be used for the tests, with all proceeds donated to local charities. A $25 charitable contribution gets a customer $250 in fake chips, an entry in door prize contests, and tickets for food and drinks.

Table games were voted legal by county citizens six months ago.

The casino’s business is predicted to explode with the arrival of the table games. Bob Marshall, president and general manager of the complex, stated, “We’ll start seeing new people Thursday afternoon. There’s a lot of buzz in Pittsburgh and Columbus.”

Marshall refers to his new dealers as having first-time jitters, but in a way that speaks of pride. Over 85% of the new hires are from the Wheeling area, providing much-needed jobs as well as increased taxation revenue.

The tables will close for a day on Wednesday to evaluate the test and fine-tune the system. Then it’s full steam ahead for Wheeling Island.