Don Marrandino Resigns from Caesars Post
The Las Vegas Weekly’s blog calls Don Marrandino, who resigned as president of Caesars Entertainment’s eastern division on Friday, Jan. 4, “a free agent.”
Which basically means one of the most powerful casino heads in Atlantic City does not currently have a job.
According to reports, Marrandino, who ran Caesars Entertainment’s four Atlantic City properties — Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s and Showboat — for three years and was an active member of the community, will be “pursuing other interests.”
His resignation means that Kevin Ortzman will become GM of all four of the Caesars properties in Atlantic City — except for Harrah’s — if regulators approve.
John Smith would remain the GM at Harrah’s.
Marrandino, who got his buddy Sammy Hagar to bring his Sammy’s Beach Bar concept to Atlantic City (at Bally’s), is a native of Atlantic City and a big cheerleader for the resort. He was integral in the formation of the Atlantic City Alliance, and was one of its board members.
Before securing his position back in his hometown in 2009, Marrandino worked and lived in Las Vegas for 20 years.
Here are a couple video highlights of Don Marrandino during his time with Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah’s Entertainment) in Atlantic City: