US comedian Doug Stanhope has taken to social media to claim that, following a one-star review of Caesars Entertainment’s Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, he is now banned from every property in the firm’s portfolio.
Writing about the incident on Twitter, Stanhope stresses a belief that the certified latter, that is yet to be confirmed as legitimate, comes after a review left on TripAdvisor and Yelp.
A section of February’s one-star critique, rated as such “because who reads a two-star review,” states: “The rumor is that this hotel is about to be torn down. Staying here will make an ardent atheist pray that this is true. You can even see it in the eyes of the employees. As friendly as they are, you can tell that nobody wants to be here.
“The Rio is like being in 1986. By that I mean it’s like you were still driving your 1986 Ford Tempo 33 years later, held together with gaffer’s tape and surgical mesh, riding on the rusted rims. Vegas isn’t what it used to be, anyone who’s come here over the last two or three decades can attest. The Rio isn’t even what it was when they last updated their Expedia page.”
An extract of the letter, which also explains that any points accumulated are now terminated, explains: “This letter is to inform you that the management of the entity commonly known as “Caesars Entertainment” (together with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, and all of their affiliates and subsidiaries, collectively referred to hereinafter as “Caesars”) has determined that you recently engaged in conduct that Caesars views as inappropriate. As a result, your presence is no longer desired upon the premises of any Caesars property, and you are no longer welcome at any Caesars property.”
Adding: “To be clear, your exclusion from Caesars applies to all properties operated under the following brand names: Bally’s (except Bally’s Tunica), Bluegrass Downs, Caesars, The Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Harveys, Horseshoe, Hot Spot Oasis, Paris Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, The Linq Hotel and Casino, Thistledown Racino and Tunica Roadhouse, and all other properties that are currently or in the future owned, operated or managed by Caesars Entertainment Corporation or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
“Please be advised that if you are found at any of the aforementioned properties, management will not hesitate to take any and all steps necessary to effectuate your removal from the property, as well as pursuing all other legal rights and remedies it has under law.”