Company: Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Family Name: Hunt
Given Name: James
Profile: James Hunt, a trained accountant, had a background in corporate management but not in the gaming industry when he became the Chairman of Caesars Entertainment in 2017. In particular, he had served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide from 2003 to 2012.
Eldorado Resorts has bought Caesars Entertainment in a deal worth, including debt, about US$17.3 billion, in a deal which creates the largest US IR operator.
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.”
Caesars Entertainment has named Anthony Rodio as its new CEO to replace outgoing Mark Frissora, according multiple news reports in the United States.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Frissora has announced his resignation from the company, with effect from February 8, 2019. Over the next few months, Caesars says it will be working with a nationally recognized search firm to identify Frissora’s successor.