Caesars Entertainment Inc


Caesars Entertainment Inc

Infobox Defunct Company
company_name = Caesars Entertainment, Inc.
company_
fate = Acquired by Harrah's Entertainment
successor = Harrah's Entertainment
key_people = Wallace R Barr, CEO
Harry Hagerty, CFO
William Barron Hilton and Stephen F. Bollenbach, Co-Chairman
location = Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
foundation = 1994, Chicago, Illinois (as Bally's)
defunct = 2005
num_employees =
industry = Entertainment & Hospitality
products = Casino Games
Resorts |

Caesars Entertainment, Inc. was a Las Vegas, Nevada based business that was the largest owner, operator and developer of hotels and casinos throughout the world. The company was dissolved and the assets were put under Harrah's Entertainment subsidiary Harrah's Operating Company, which is seen on the Total Rewards Cards and mailing brochures. It was part of the Hilton Hotels chain and was spun off from Hilton in 2000, taking the name Park Place Entertainment.

On April 9, 2008, Harrah's Entertainment announced that they would revive the Caesars Entertainment name, replacing "Harrah's" as the corporate identity. [cite news|url=http://www.lvrj.com/business/17455959.html|publisher="Las Vegas Review-Journal"|date=2008-04-10|title=Harrah's opts to hail name of Caesars|last=Stutz|first=Howard]

History

All of the previous and succeeding company's common stock was/is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

From 1932 to 1994 Bally Manufacturing Corporation (Ticker Symbol BLY beginning August 12, 1975)

From 1994 to 1996 the company is called Bally Entertainment Corporation (Ticker Symbol BLY)

From 1996 to 1998 the company is owned by Hilton Corporation. (Common shares are privately held)

From 1998 to 2003 spun off from Hilton, combined with Grand Casinos and named Park Place Entertainment. (Common shares traded under Ticker Symbol PPE)

In 2000, Park Place Entertainment purchased Caesars World, the following properties: Caesars Palace, Caesars Atlantic City, Sheraton Tunica and Horseshoe Southern Indiana (which was originally Caesars Indiana) from Starwood owners of Sheraton Brand, it excluded the [http://www.caesarspoconoresorts.com Caesars Pocono Resorts] .

In 2001, Park Place Entertainment was named to the Gaming Hall of Fame.

In September 2003 at the annual shareholder meeting a resolution to change the name of the company to Caesars Entertainment was approved and on January 6, 2004 the name change officially took effect. The primary reason for the name change was that management felt that it would help the company to capitalize on the Caesars brand name.Fact|date=April 2007

From 2004 to 2005 The company is called Caesars Entertainment. (Common shares traded under the Ticker Symbol CZR)

On June 18, 2004, following approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission, Caesars completed the sale of the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino to Colony Capital for $280 million. A Caesars spokesperson stated that the sale would help the company focus on its major casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.

On July 14, 2004 Harrah's Entertainment agreed to purchase Caesars Entertainment for more than $5 billion subject to regulatory approvals. The acquisition was completed in 2005.

Properties at acquisition by Harrahs and current information

* Bally's Atlantic City, including Claridge Casino at Bally's and Wild Wild West Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey
* Bally's Las Vegas
* Bally's Casino Resort, Tunica Resorts, Mississippi - Sold to Resorts, using Bally's name under angreement with Harrah's
* Caesars Atlantic City, Atlantic City New Jersey
* Casino Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada - renamed Caesars
* Caesars Palace at Sea - no longer on board Crystal Cruises
* Caesars Indiana, Elizabeth, Indiana - Being renamed Horseshoe
* Caesars Palace Resort, Gauteng South Africa - Sold and renamed [http://www.emperorspalace.com/ Emperors Palace]
* Caesars Palace Las Vegas
* Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax Canada - Sold to [http://www.greatcanadiancasinos.com/ Great Canadian Casinos]
* Casino Nova Scotia, Sydney Canada - Sold to [http://www.greatcanadiancasinos.com/ Great Canadian Casinos]
* Conrad Jupiters Resort, Gold Coast Australia - Sold to Tabcorp
* Conrad Resort, Punta Del Este, Uruguay
* Conrad Treasury Resort, Brisbane Australia - Sold to Tabcorp
* Flamingo Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
* Flamingo Laughlin, Laughlin, Nevada - Sold and renamed Aquarius
* Grand Casino Biloxi, Biloxi, Mississippi - reopned after destruction by Hurricane Katrina
* Grand Casino Gulfport, Gulfport, Mississippi - Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, land sold and new casino Island View Casino
* Grand Casino Tunica, Tunica Resorts, Mississippi - Renamed Harrah's Casino Tunica
* Paris Las Vegas
* Sheraton Casino and Hotel Tunica, Tunica Resorts, Mississippi
* Reno Hilton Resort, Reno Nevada - Sold and renamed, Grand Sierra Resort

The other Caesars

Caesars Entertainment is also the name of a Bangkok, Thailand brothel that is being sued by the United States company for trademark infringement, on the grounds that the Bangkok Caesars is trying to capitalize on a trademark which they neither own nor are legally licensed to use.Fact|date=April 2007

External links

* [http://www.caesars.com/ Caesars Entertainment] , now redirected to Harrah's.com
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20040606060128/www.caesars.com/corporate/ Caesars.com on Internet Archives]

References


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