Caesars Diamond Lounges Are Still Closed But Elites Get Extra Perks Instead

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Caesars Laurel Lounges Are Still Closed

Caesars Laurel Lounges Are Still Closed But Elites Get Extra Perks Instead

You guys know I love me some Caesars Laurel lounges (formerly called Diamond Lounges).  I have previously ranked them all in Vegas and even made a trip to Atlantic City to check out how they matched up.  Shockingly, Atlantic City’s lounges were better than Vegas.  What was even better than that is Atlantic City was pretty much paying me to check them out too 😉.  But what about right now, during the coronavirus pandemic? The Caesars Laurel lounges are still closed but they are offering some of their elite members extra perks at least to make up for it.

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Details

Shawn already shared his experience in Vegas on opening day and how checking in was a completely new procedure. And he noticed that the Laurel Lounges were closed when walking around but he wasn’t aware that they were offering some elite members extra perks because of the closure. I know a few readers reached out about whether the Laurel Lounges were open are not and that is when I saw this on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/TravelZork/status/1269847398119022598

Travel Zork shared a picture of what is being offered in Vegas right now while the Laurel lounges are closed.

Who Is Eligible

Only Diamond Plus (25,000 tier credits earned) and above are eligible for these perks. Seven Star members also get additional perks in the form of a food credit. That means freeloader Diamond members like most of us would not be eligible.  Usually we have to pay $10 in reward credits to get into the lounge as it is but it doesn’t appear that is possible with this offer.  I would pay $10 in credits for 4 drinks in a heart beat if it were.

What Do You Get?

Diamond Plus And Above Get:
  • Four free drinks per day ($20 per drink) at
    • Alto Lounge
    • Lobby Bar
    • Vista Lounge
    • Spanish Steps Bar
    • Venus Pool Bar
    • Vanderpump Cocktail Lounge
    • Starbucks
Seven Stars members also get:
  • Receive food credit ($10) at
    • Old Homestead
    • DiFara

Remember that status earning levels are reduced this year so if you hit the casinos hard early in the year you may be higher up the totem pole than you thought.  Status has also been extended as well.

Final Thoughts

I think this is a good move on Caesars part.  I understand them not wanting to open the Laurel Lounges yet and this offers their biggest gamblers a nice perk.  This is how it used to work at Harrah’s New Orleans all of the time actually.  You could go to the Laurel Lounge there or get 4 free drinks at any bar instead and I prefer that set up actually.  It would be awesome if they allowed an either or situation but that is doubtful.  The reason they offered it in New Orleans is because the lounge is so tiny there.

Do you think this is a good part on Caesars part even though the Laurel Lounges are still closed?  Or should they have done more?  It is sad that lower tier Diamonds are not included in the action but I understand why they did that.  They want to only reward the true gamblers in their status ranks.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. Tried to print drink tickets at Caesar’s Las Vegas Monday. No tickets so after waiting for an explanation at the Rewards desk I was told the system was down and there was nothing they could do. Went back today with same results. If you have discontinued this comp, why have it in the kiosk?

  2. I had a great time at Caesar’s lounge Atlantic City. Staff was great! I wanted to take my wife, however never able due to closing.

    Hard Rock Atlantic City buffet has the best quality food.

    My favorite non gambling hotel in Atlantic City is Skyline Tower Atlantic City. It advertised as no breakfast. However there was food in the morning outside the pool area. Also you can rent newly released movies on DVD at activity lounge.

    I wonder if Tropicana will have July 4 fireworks. Those are better than Macy’s New York City and worth watching!

  3. Love the Laurel Lounges in AC, not so much in Las Vegas- huge difference. But I think only 4 drinks is not enough, and no drinks for a partner. Hubby and I sit in the lounge for long stretches of time. 4 drinks isn’t enough for us to share.

  4. I am a Ceasar’s Laurel member, of which the official status title is Seven Stars instead of Seven Star. I visited Las Vegas and stayed at Caesars Palace in the weekend on the 3rd day of their reopening. In fact, without lounge and buffet services my whole stay was much less fun than what I experienced before. The most scary thing currently in Vegas was that the majority of players didn’t wear facial masks. They saw me always with a covering on as a weirdo, and I almost saw them as no-brainers.

    • Updated Seven Stars – thanks Larry. The lack of masks overall was a bit surprising to me as well.

  5. How about the seven stars that all they get the casino they need to give seven stars more slots party to bring them back I’m seven stars I’m not come back just for food or drinks I can do that at home it’s sounds crazy

  6. The Laurel lounge in Bally’s is by far the best of the Caesars properties in AC it is huge with lots of space a large bar and i have no problem finding something to eat while looking over the boardwalk and watching the ocean in one or their large leather chairs

  7. When it comes to Caesars properties and lounges there is none better than the Atlantic City’s Caesars with their Seven Star Lounge. Even the Caesars in A.C. has a better lounge than that of the L.V. property.

  8. Agree completely on Flamingo. IMHO Harrahs was best overall for food and had a nice bar. Flamingo was horrible but option they gave while it was “closed” space actually going to be part of new steakhouse was great (much better than actually going to the lounge

    • Harrah’s is by far the most bar/restaurant feeling and has a nice spread. I have a soft spot for Planet Hollywood with the big tv in the back – great for sporting events. But their lack of a bar holds them back for sure. Service has always been the best at Harrah’s imo though.

  9. Mark,

    To add to your story I know it isn’t Las Vegas but I went to Harrahs Cherokee last week (3 hour drive for me) and the Laurel Lounge was open. No food but bar was open with discounted drinks as usual (NC doesn’t allow free drinks)

    Also in Las Vegas I was staying at Flamingo for the Super Bowl and their Laurel Lounge was closed (I sure if it will ever reopen). In any event I got a $10 a day food comp and also the bar on left as you walk to parking garage (near exit to pool) had free drinks for all Diamond Plus and up every day from 5-7 PM. Not sure if that is still going but I know Flamingo is one of the casinos open so may be worth checking out for anyone staying there.

    BTW I have checked out pretty much all the Laurel Lounges and found Las Vegas to be weakest. Food is poor and you can get drinks is free anywhere. AC is great (hate to see Bally’s go away since that was a hidden gem) and some, like Horseshoe near Chicago have a buffet and you can order from a menu as well.

    • Bally’s AC has probably been my favorite overall lounge. Hopefully Flamingo opens theirs but it was the worst in the network imo and needed an overhaul. If it doesn’t it won’t be a huge loss. Was a place to grab a drink and continue moving. No one wanted to hang out there for long haha.

    • Flamingo Laurel Lounge Is closed forever now. It has been knocked down, and turned into a regular public restaurant. Every single person was required to wear masks and every casino security and employee was all over it big time. We were in Vegas three weeks ago. Same for the Eldorado properties in Black Hawk, Colorado. There a couple times of the last couple weeks. No food at the El Dorado properties, but free cocktails yes.

      • Back again, and our casino host comped bday dinner at the aforementioned restaurant. It’s called Bugsy and Meyers. FANTASTIC restaurant. Wonderful service. Best seafood tower I have had, amazing meat offerings, and spectacular desserts. Not so upset about the lounge being gone anymore. lol

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