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CASINOS : Caesars names industry veteran as company CEO Move comes as activist investor has pushed for change and could signala potential sale

Apr 17, 2019 - Omaha World-Herald (Nebraska)
Board and Executive Moves

Caesars Entertainment, operator of Harrah's and Horseshoe casinos and the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, is appointing a gambling-industry veteran as its new chief executive.

The casino giant named Tony Rodio as CEO Tuesday. He'll replace Mark Frissora, who guided the company through bankruptcy reorganization after joining Caesars in 2015.

The change in leadership comes two months after billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a large stake in the casino and began p...