Company: Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Family Name: Tight
Given Name: Steven
Role: Former President of International Development
Profile: With a background in real estate and hotel development, Tight joined Caesars Entertainment in June 2011 and led its efforts to expand overseas, including oversight of the Japan campaign. However, he left in September 2019 when Caesars ended its Japan efforts and indicated that it would focus almost exclusively on the domestic development. Tight then became a freelance consultant.
In a crowded field of international IR operators hoping to obtain one of the three licenses available in Japan, Caesars Entertainment hopes that one of its key competitive advantages is its commitment to “the highest levels of integrity.”
The inaugural Hokkaido IR Showcase came to a close last Thursday, as seven IR operators and numerous other Japanese companies and associations exhibited at the first public IR event to be held in the prefecture.
The victory of the All-Okinawa candidate for governor, Denny Tamaki, would appear to bring to an end any chance that Okinawa Prefecture will join the race to host an IR.
Canadian pop singer Celine Dion performed a sold out, two-hour show in Tokyo on June 26, her first appearance in Japan in about a dozen years, as part of Caesars Entertainment’s campaign to win one of the three IR licenses that will be up for grabs after the expected passage of the IR Implementation Bill next month.