Caesars Bans Comedian After Negative Yelp Review

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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:

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.

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22 July 2019 - 3:51pm
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Man, that's pretty harsh on the part of Caesars. Pretty sure Stanhope should have bet on his ability to stay at Caesars properties in the death pool.

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22 July 2019 - 5:57pm
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barbadosslim93 wrote:

Man, that's pretty harsh on the part of Caesars. Pretty sure Stanhope should have bet on his ability to stay at Caesars properties in the death pool.

Ha-ha..should of rate them with two stars for that to happen I guess, one and a half wouldn't be enough apparently.