In recent years, many casinos have expanded their business of gambling by including entertainment. Some of them have even swapped their primary business for the secondary one, and by doing so they have changed from purely gambling establishments to entertainment and accommodation facilities where you can place a bet.
Since being more focused on entertainment, casinos hire famous musicians to entertain their guests. By doing this, they can attract fans of those musicians and musicians themselves in addition to casino-goers. Here are some musicians who love performing in casinos and some musicians who also like taking part in casino games.
One of the most famous singers that you can find performing in Caesars Palace Casino or Wynn Las Vegas is Canadian singer Celine Dion. She performed in five-star theatrical shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace over the period from 2003 to 2007. After a break of a few years, Celine Dion returned to Caesars Palace on March 15, 2011, and you will have a chance to enjoy her performances there until 2019.
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American singer and songwriter Troyal Garth Brooks, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012, held weekend concerts at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas from 2009 to 2014.
Pop princess Britney Spears performed on a concert residency at The Axis theater in the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas. She remained a resident performer there from 2013 to 2017 and had almost 250 performances.
Katy Perry, an American singer, songwriter, and actress, is another musician who genuinely enjoys casinos and casino games. The young singer was invited to the grand opening of a new branch of the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where she was the highlight of the party. Another piece of evidence that she loves casinos is her song with a gambling theme called “Waking Up In Vegas”.
When talking about musicians who visit casinos to gamble rather than perform there, we must mention Frank Sinatra, one of the most influential singers and producers of the 20th century. He was a regular in Las Vegas and he contributed to creating a link between music and gambling in Sin City.
Scott Ian, one of the founding members of the heavy metal band Anthrax from New York City, is well-known for his love of poker. He won a charity poker tournament in 2006 and, since then, he has participated in the World Series of Poker tournament many times.
Nelly, a famous rapper, singer, songwriter and actor, is also known for his affinity for poker and for participating in the World Series of Poker tournament and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Other musicians who have been spotted gambling in casinos a few times include Jennifer Lopez and rapper Drake.
Justin Bieber is among the youngest musicians who are regular casino-goers. He has been reported to have spent 200 pounds on a game of poker.