The UNLV University Libraries has made the Harrah’s Entertainment Corporate Archives available to researchers through the Special Collections and Archives Division at Lied Library.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation, formerly called Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., is a gaming corporation based in Nevada. Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and its predecessors can be traced back to 1946 when businessman William (Bill) Fisk Harrah purchased a casino in Reno, Nevada and named it Harrah's Reno Club. In 1956 Bill Harrah, the sole owner, expanded the Harrah's brand and opened Harrah's Tahoe Club in Stateline, Nevada. In 1971 Harrah decided to take the company public and Harrah's Inc. made its initial public offering. After Bill Harrah's death in 1978, Holiday Inns, Inc. purchased Harrah's Inc. In 1985 Holiday Inns, Inc. was renamed Holiday Corporation. In 1990 Holiday Corporation created The Promus Companies, a corporate spin-off that included the Harrah's brand. In 1995 Promus rebranded as Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and continued expanding across the United States. The company was renamed Caesars Entertainment Corporation in 2010.