Posted: July 12, 2022, 7:27 a.m.
Last update: July 12, 2022, 7:46 a.m.
Guy Fieri continues to expand his restaurant empire and plans to open a restaurant at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. On Monday, he was honored by Clark County officials.
The Food Network celebrity and best-selling author received the ceremonial key to the city of Las Vegas. It was introduced by Clark County Commissioner Michael Naft.
We also learned that the new Bally’s restaurant will probably have a sports betting theme, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The casino resort will soon be renamed Horseshoe Las Vegas.
Arcade at Bally’s
Beyond Bally’s new restaurant, other plans are underway to transform the property. Last month, Bally’s Las Vegas closed its 7,000 square foot sports betting site.
The sportsbook is set to become a family arcade when the resort is renamed Horseshoe Las Vegas. Caesars, which operates the Strip casino resort, said the space would be transformed into “Arcade at Horseshoe Las Vegas.”
It will offer more than 80 free arcade games. It will target different age groups.
Fieri’s other Las Vegas locations include Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar at the Linq Hotel and Guy Fieri’s El Burro Borracho at the Rio Hotel & Casino. There may soon be a Fieri-operated burger brewery at Paris Las Vegas, Vital Vegas reported last month.
Monday’s event was hosted by the Guy Fieri Foundation and Caesars Entertainment. Many of Fieri’s restaurants are located at Caesars Entertainment properties.
Among his most recent initiatives is Flavortown Kitchen. It is a virtual brand of 175 locations with delivery only. Its many locations include Las Vegas.
Fieri launched his first show, “Guy’s Big Bite,” on the Food Network in 2006. Programs have expanded to include “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and “Guy’s Grocery Games.”
On Monday, the luncheon featuring Fieri brought together more than 1,000 attendees at Caesars Forum. He recognized veterans and first responders.
Among those remembered was the recently deceased Metropolitan Police Department of Las Vegas Detective Justin Terry. Terry, 45, died June 10 in an accident on Route 95. He was on duty in his unmarked LVMPD vehicle.
Anthony Carano, president and chief operating officer of Caesars Entertainment, explained that Monday’s program was put together “to thank our first responders, our veterans. And Guy has the same values and gives back wherever he goes.
Let’s not do it just one day”, Fieri added the need to recognize these heroes. “Let’s make sure every day we recognize our first responders and vets.”
Fieri is a longtime supporter of the police and the military. He visited Navy bases in the Persian Gulf, Guantanamo Bay and Hawaii. He often entertains the troops.
Fieri has received many honors during his career. In 2019, Fieri received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He also has many ties to Las Vegas. They date back to when he graduated from UNLV.