What’s new Pussycat?

Jan 22, 2007 4:31 AM

Caesars Palace has dolled up a whole new gaming area inspired by the queens of burlesque song and dance, The Pussycat Dolls.

The Pussycat Dolls Casino will feature a mixture of sexy slot machines, blackjack, craps and roulette tables, a big six wheel and merchandise area — all reflecting the brand’s sexy burlesque look.

The pit is scheduled to open the first week of February and will be located directly across from the Pussycat Dolls Lounge inside PURE Nightclub, where the Las Vegas Pussycat Dolls can be seen performing five nights a week.

"The opening of the Pussycat Dolls themed gaming area allows us to extend the entertainment, excitement and energy of the Pussycat Doll brand into one of our most high-traffic areas, which is adjacent to our race & sports book, poker room, and the Pussycat Dolls Lounge inside PURE Nightclub," said Caesars Palace president, Gary Selesner. "The Pussycat Dolls are one of the hottest acts in the world today, and the Pussycat Dolls Casino will be yet another must-see attraction at Caesars Palace, complimenting the recent openings of Rao’s, Qua Baths & Spa and Restaurant Guy Savoy."

In order to capture the energy of the Pussycat Dolls Lounge, a portion of the table legs come complete with fishnet tights and stiletto heels. Sparkling pink fabric and leopard-print covered chairs, themed table felts adorned with the Pussycat Dolls logo and sexy dealers in custom-designed outfits add to the sultry setting.

The main attraction is seen in the center of the of the oval-shaped pit, as chandeliers illuminate two go-go dancers in bronzed cages, sashaying to an intricate light-and-sound show.

"The Pussycat Dolls have been a part of my life for more than a decade and it’s incredible to see the brand expand from a burlesque show, to the biggest female pop group today, to a reality TV series and now this," says Robin Antin, creator of the Pussycat Dolls. "The fact that we’re going to have an entire gaming area within Caesars Palace, the most iconic and luxurious hotel on the Strip, speaks volumes to the quality of the Pussycat Dolls brand and the experience this will offer guests."

Open casting calls for the Pussycat Dolls Casino were held last Saturday inside the Pussycat Dolls Lounge at Caesars Palace. Antin auditioned six to eight dancers who will perform inside the themed pit.

Founded by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995, the Pussycat Dolls began as a burlesque dance revue based in Los Angeles, spawned a second revue in Las Vegas, grew into an A-list phenomena with a revolving cast of guest celebrities, and eventually became a recording act with three hit dance songs.

It wasn’t long after launching its revue that the troupe began attracting actresses and models who wanted to become a Pussycat Doll for a night. Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Denise Richards, Pink, Britney Spears, Carmen Electra, and Gwen Stefani are just some of the names that donned lingerie and pin-up costumes and joined the Dolls for their flirtatious shows.

In April 2005, the Las Vegas Pussycat Dolls debuted at the Pussycat Dolls Lounge inside PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace, with a special performance by Eva Longoria. This dynamic venue allows the Pussycat Dolls to showcase their multi-faceted performances, providing ample space for their signature sexy dance numbers and top quality acoustics to match their singing, while serving as a fashion plate for the Dolls’ unique style. The Las Vegas Pussycat Dolls perform Tuesday-Saturday at 10:30 p.m.