Rock Band Taking Over CasinosS

Starting in March Harrah's many casinos will have, along with the scantily-clad cocktail waitresses, gambling addicts and fog of smoke, official and permanent fully-equipped Rock Band entertainment stages.

The stage will be home to Rock Band nights throughout the year where people can get on stage and faux jam.

The new addition is part of the Total Rock, Total Rewards Rock Band Competition that MTV and Harrah's Entertainment is kicking off that month.

Throughout March and April seventeen Total Reward casinos will host local, weekly Rock Band competitions where gamers will have a chance to win an Xbox 360 and Rock Band Bundle as well as other Total Rewards items and Rock Band apparel and accessories.

The winning band from each location will then have a chance to go head-to-head at celebrity-judged competitions in Las Vegas (April 16), Chicago Area (April 24), New Orleans (April 30), and Atlantic City (May 7) for a chance to win more than $50,000 in prizes.

The ultimate winning band will open for the B-52's at the House of Blues in Atlantic City on May 9th and win $10,000 in prize money.

"We're thrilled to be working with such an energetic and iconic company like MTV Games to further help bring Rock Band to the masses through our Total Rewards venues," said David Norton, chief marketing officer for Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. "We look forward to giving thousands of Rock Band fans a new reason to jam and take part in an event unlike anything they've ever experienced before."

"Harrah's is known for extraordinary entertainment and we are pumped to see the first of our fully equipped Rock Band stages hit Total Rewards casinos across the country," said Christina Glorioso, vice president of sales and marketing partnerships for MTV Games. "The full scope of the Rock Band and Harrah's program represents a great relationship between our two brands and will create significant value for our shared consumers."

Here's the break down of casinos that will soon sport Rock Band stages:

Eastern Region
Bally's Atlantic City
Harrah's Atlantic City
Showboat Atlantic City
Harrah's Chester (Philadelphia)

Southern Region
Harrah's New Orleans
Horseshoe Bossier City (Shreveport)
Harrah's Tunica (Memphis)
Harrah's Metropolis (Nashville)
Horseshoe Southern Indiana (Louisville)

Central Region
Harrah's Joliet (Chicago)
Harrah's St. Louis
Harrah's North Kansas City
Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago)
Harrah's Council Bluffs (Omaha)
Caesars Windsor (Windsor, Ontario,
Canada/Detroit, MI)

Western Region
Harrah's Rincon (San Diego)
Harrah's Las Vegas

Hit up the site for the official rules.

Harrah's Rock Band Site