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Caesars Entertainment Helps Put the ‘Clean’ in ‘Clean and Safe’

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Photo: Lew Steiner

Photo: Lew Steiner

ATLANTIC CITY — On Wednesday morning, June 5, Caesars Entertainment’s HERO volunteers helped to clean up different parts of the city, as part of the company’s ongoing involvement with the New Jersey Clean Communities statewide litter-abatement program. program.

The Caesars team members, worked alongside members of the local government, businesses, community organizations and schools. This year’s Atlantic City Cleanup Day “marks the fourth year of the program, of which Caesars Entertainment has participated since its inception,” according to a release sent to the media.

The HERO volunteers split up into eight groups to clean up designated areas of the city, including Indiana Avenue, MLK Jr. Blvd., Kentucky Avenue, New York Avenue, Tennessee Avenue, Maryland Avenue, States Avenue, Clinton Avenue and Delaware Avenue.

Caesars Entertainment owns four casinos in Atlantic City — Bally’s, Showboat, Caesars and Harrah’s Resort.

Sammy’s Beach Bar Will Not Re-Open

Monday, March 11th, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY — According to his Web site (, Sammy Hagar has revealed that Sammy’s Beach Bar at Bally’s Atlantic City will not be re-opening after suffering extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy in October. Hagar (pictured) posted the following statement on Friday, March 8.

138656559CJ100_Keep_Memory_“Following months of ongoing discussions, Sammy Hagar has regretfully been unable to come to terms with Caesars Entertainment on the rebuilding of the Sammy Beach Bar & Grill at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. Since opening in May 2010, the restaurant had been a popular boardwalk destination until it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. While Hagar continues to explore a new partnership in the region, he and his Hagar Family Foundation will remain committed to the Atlantic City community through which he has supported local children’s charities for the last several years.”

While one thing may or may not relate to the other, Hagar’s longtime friend, Don Marrandino, who served as president of Caesars Entertainment’s eastern division for three years, resigned Jan. 4, about two months before the announcement by Hagar.

Caesars Entertainment Rings in Chinese New Year Feb. 16 on the Boardwalk

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY — This calendar year, 2013, marks the Year of the Snake for the Asian Lunar New Year, and Caesars Entertainment is celebrating with an array of exciting activities.

snakeSaturday, Feb. 16, at 2pm kicks off the string of events with the Lunar New Year Parade on the Boardwalk, which will march from in front of Showboat down the Boardwalk to the sixth floor Atrium in Bally’s. The annual parade will include lion and dragon dancers, marching bands, and accustomed dress performers.

Following the parade, Caesars, Bally’s and Showboat will each feature unique dining and entertainment opportunities. Bally’s Grand Ballroom will house a traditional Chinese Market Place showcasing over 25 vendor booths with food, beverages, and merchandise available for purchase from 4pm to midnight.

Meanwhile, a craft fair will be held at Showboat from 3-7pm. Liu Jun and Zhang Di are set to perform at the Celebrating Year of the Snake Concert hosted by Caesars’ Circus Maximus Theater Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10pm, and Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2am. For more information visit  — Casey Harper

Chef Chris Scarduzio Hosts ‘Savor for Sandy’ Event to Assist Hurricane Victims

Monday, December 17th, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA. — Acclaimed chef Chris Scarduzio’s Table 31 Restaurant in Philadelphia, in a partnership with Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City chefs and The Star Group, hosted a special “Savor for Sandy” cooking event to raise money for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City employees affected by Hurricane Sandy. The event took place Sunday evening, Dec. 16, and all of the proceeds went directly to the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation.

“I jumped at the opportunity to give back to the community and to help those who are in dire need by offering to host Savor for Sandy,” said Scarduzio. “I know people from Philly and South Jersey will rally around this cause and bring their appetite to support their coastal neighbors, all while enjoying a wonderful night of great food and company.”

In the days leading up to the Savor for Sandy event, Wish Upon a Hero collected specific “wishes” from Caesars employees that consist of items they need replaced most. Then, proceeds from Savor for Sandy will be used to make approved wishes come true by giving families up to $1,000 per household to help them recover from the devastation.

Wish Upon a Hero is the world’s largest social helping network. The peer-to-peer platform connects people in need with people willing to help. Wishes range from basic needs to medical and financial needs.  Heroes can help by donating money, offering a service, or purchasing a specific item. Since its launch in 2007, more than 97,000 wishes have been granted.

Caesars Steps to the Plate

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

ATLANTIC CITY — On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City “HEROs” began distributing items of need to the many employees and families in the region who have been affected by the storm. 

The Caesars Entertainment Foundation donated $150,000 and other essential items of need to the ACW_CAESARSAmerican Red Cross Southern Shore Chapter. Don Marrandino, eastern division president of Caesars Entertainment, and Yvette Soto, major gifts officer of the Southern Shore Chapter of the Red Cross, presented a $150,000 check and essential items donated by Caesars, Harrah’s, Bally’s and Showboat in the Claridge lobby on Nov. 7 at noon.

Additionally, the AC HEROs established “Sandy Central” (an employee assistance center) where employees and their families can obtain temporary housing for those who have an immediate need for a place to stay. The following criteria must apply: their house is uninhabitable; the house is located in an area that remains evacuated; the employee or his/her family face a significant health and safety concern by staying in the existing house.
These employees and their families will also have access to the Employee Dining Room during this time.

The Sandy Central Hotline is (609) 236-6620. Learn more by clicking video below. — Carmella Shillito

It’s Official: Bad Beat Biggest in AC History

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

pokerchipsWe’ve been following the climb as Caesars Entertainment Bad Beat Poker Jackpot reached for the all time record. As of today, Aug. 9, it has reached those unprecedented new heights. Pooled from the Caesars, Bally’s, Harrah’s Resort, and Showboat Atlantic City properties, collectively, the current Bad Beat Jackpot sits at $761,082.

The former Atlantic City Bad Beat Jackpot record previously was set at $672,115.  The current amount has climbed ever since the last Bad Beat Jackpot hit at Caesars on March 1 for $281,000.

Now, somebody just has to have a Bad Beat good enough to hit the jackpot. The Bad Beat Jackpot is a prize that is paid when a sufficiently strong hand is shown down and loses to an even stronger hand held by another player.

The Bad Beat Jackpot is progressive, with $1 taken out of each pot to fund the jackpot (in addition to the regular rake). When a jackpot is won, it will be split among all players sitting at a Bad Beat eligible table and in all of the Caesars Total Reward Poker rooms in Atlantic City at the time of the bad beat, with the losing hand getting the largest share.

Caesars Entertainment Declares this July 4th to be its Biggest and Brightest Ever

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
R&B sensation Mary J. Blige performs at Caesars Circus Maximus Theater on July 3 and 4.

R&B sensation Mary J. Blige performs at Caesars Circus Maximus Theater on July 3 and 4.

ATLANTIC CITY — America is turning 236 years old, so to celebrate Caesars Entertainment is throwing a Fourth of July birthday bash with A-list entertainment, hot-off-the-grill delights, and massive firework spectaculars.

“There are few holidays that people look forward to as much as the Fourth — its not only a time to reflect on the strides we’ve made as a nation, but also one in which we celebrate alongside our loved ones,” says Don Marrandino, eastern division president of Caesars Entertainment. “Atlantic City offers an unmatchable experience. Nowhere else can guests watch a nighttime sky come alive with fireworks while standing on the world’s most historic Boardwalk and see talent like Mary J. Blige perform all in the same location.”

New Jersey’s largest fireworks display takes flight 9:30pm on Wednesday, July 4, along Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk and beach. The firework show titled “Let it Rock” is approximately 20 minutes long and will originate from a barge near the Caesars Pier. The show is being created by one of the top names in fireworks entertainment, internationally renowned Fireworks by Grucci.


Caesars Entertainment’s $20.12 Specials

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Jamie Foxx at Caesars Atlantic City in 2011

Jamie Foxx returns to Caesars Atlantic City to host the second annual Foxxhole Comedy Jam

ATLANTIC CITY — Caesars Entertainment  is celebrating 2012 by offering specially priced concert and event tickets to some of Atlantic City’s hottest action for only $20.12.

Jamie Foxx’s comedy show Foxxhole Comedy Jam is one of many to be included in the offer. All tickets must be purchased in person at the House of Blues Box Office on Monday, June 18, between the hours of 10am-6pm, and are for the first 50 tickets to each show. The show list includes:

Atmosphere, House of Blues, Thurs., June 21,  8pm; 112 with Faith Evans, House of Blues, June 23,  8pm; Foxxhole Comedy Jam with Jamie Foxx, Caesars, July 5, July 6, 8pm; Sarah Silverman, Caesars, July 7, 9pm; Papa Roach, House of Blues, July 7, 7pm; Zeds Dead, House of Blues, July 13, 9pm; Matisyahu, July 21; AC Food and Wine events: Define Cheesesteak, House of Blues, July 27, 8pm; Poolside Launch Party, Harrahs, July 26; Boardwalk Beverage Seminars, July 28. — Shana Vanegas

Making Atlantic City Sparkle!

Friday, June 8th, 2012
Employees of Caesars Entertainment got busy cleaning up Atlantic City on Thursday, June 7.

Employees of Caesars Entertainment got busy cleaning up Atlantic City on Thursday, June 7.

ATLANTIC CITY — On Thursday morning, June 7, employees from all four Caesars Entertainment properties (Caesars, Bally’s, Showboat and Harrah’s) joined local property owners and hundreds of other volunteers in picking up trash and debris around the city. The effort was part of the fifth annual Atlantic City Cleanup Day.IMG_2342

“Every time we ask our employees at Caesars Entertainment to do something community related they respond unbelievably,” says Don Marrandino, eastern division president of Caesars Entertainment who joined in the cleanup himself. “We’ll probably pick up several tons of trash in and around our casinos, and we’re going to have some fun like we always do. It’s a great day to show up and shine up Atlantic City for the summer.

To see a video of the cleanup, click here.

“We’re here to lead by example,” says Kevin Ortzman, senior vice president and general manager of Bally’s and Showboat. “Help us help the community — let’s keep Atlantic City clean. “

Atlantic Cape C.C. Breaks Ground for WACC Hospitality and Gaming Wing

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
From left, Caesars Entertainment eastern division president Don Marrandino, Atlantic Cape Community College president Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic County executive Dennis Levinson and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) executive director John Palmieri.

From left, Caesars Entertainment eastern division president Don Marrandino, Atlantic Cape Community College president Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic County executive Dennis Levinson and Casino Reinvestment Development Authority executive director John Palmieri.

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic Cape Community College held a ceremonial groundbreaking on Wednesday, May 9, for the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies at the college’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

More than 50 college representatives, government and hospitality officials were in attendance, among them Atlantic County executive Dennis Levinson, Caesars Entertainment eastern division president Don Marrandino, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) executive director John Palmieri, and Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of the college.

Designed by Blumberg Associates of Atlantic City, the 20,000-square-foot addition will train entry- and mid-level culinary and hospitality workers. The wing will include two teaching kitchens, classrooms, offices, Casino Career Institute space and a greenhouse. The wing will also create a central training facility for introductory and advanced culinary arts, computers, English as a second language, and hospitality management. Construction is expected to begin this summer with occupancy slated for the spring 2014 semester.