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Comedian Doug Stanhope tweeted this weekend that he's been banned from all Caesars properties after he posted a one-star review on Yelp after a bad stay at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
Stanhope had a crummy stay at the hotel and he posted to Yelp and TripAdvisor where he wrote: "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."
The review culminated in a one-star review, with Stanhope claiming that he would have given two-stars, but nobody reads those.
That poor review saw Caesars sending Stanhope a letter that explained he's no longer welcome on any of the company's properties. If he's found one the properties, he could face legal charges. Furthermore, Stanhope's Total Rewards membership has been cancelled, and any rewards he's earned have been wiped.
The tweet and related legal correspondence reads:
Early this year I had an awful stay in the Rio in Vegas, which I reviewed on TripAdvisor and Yelp. Now I am banned from every Caesars property in Vegas https://t.co/53WZtNIEAF https://t.co/7J7Bgp7p54) pic.twitter.com/IlUyWPkev0— Doug Stanhope (@DougStanhope) July 20, 2019
Stanhope is a stand-up comedian that's been featured on television, namely 'The Man Show', which aired on Comedy Central. He's known for his dark humor, and is a regular promoter of the Death Pool, which serves as a fantasy sports style contest where players bet on which celebrities will die in a given year.