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Inside Gaming: Caesars Entertainment Names Anthony Rodio New CEO

April 19, 2019
Martin HarrisMartin Harris

Inside Gaming: Caesars Entertainment Names Anthony Rodio New CEO

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Rodio Succeeds Frissora as Caesars CEO Amid Takeover Talk

More than five months after having signaled current CEO Mark Frissora would be stepping down ā€” and two months after he had originally planned to leave ā€” Caesars Entertainment Corp. this week has finally named Frissora’s successor.

On Tuesday the company announced Anthony Rodio, currently CEO of the gaming company Affinity Gaming, will be taking over as Caesars’ CEO within the next 30 days. Frissora steps down after having been appointed CEO in 2015.

Rodio will be based in Las Vegas and will join the company’s Board of Directors. Also announced was the Board’s plan to create a “transaction committee” charged with overseeing Caesars’ “evaluation of ongoing efforts in creating additional shareholder value.” That committee will no doubt be focused primarily on considering the recent interest other companies have expressed to partner with and/or acquire Caesars, among them Eldorado Resorts and the Golden Nugget.

“Tony brings to Caesars a track record of operational excellence, proven leadership and deep industry knowledge and expertise,” said James Hunt who chairs Caesars’ Board. “We are confident that Tony has the vision and depth of operating experience to lead our talented senior management team.”

Rodio similarly expressed enthusiasm about his impending role. “Our industry is going through a time of transition and

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