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According to a report by the Associated Press, a 38-year-old former COO of the U.S. Travel Association will become the new head of the American Gaming Association (AGA) it was announced in Las Vegas last week.
The new head of the U.S. casino lobby is Geoff Freeman. He will replace the AGA’s only other president (since 1995), 73-year-old Frank Fahrenkopf, in July.
Freeman, according to the report, “will seek consensus on Internet gambling,” and will be faced with the major task of ” navigating the burgeoning online gambling industry,” states a report.
“Casinos no longer are just about gambling, and its lobbyists must also understand the travel and hospitality industries,” Freeman is quoted as saying.
“Gaming is really taking on a broader image, and that’s the image of entertainment. It includes restaurants, shows, hospitality and lodging, and gaming,” he added.
Freeman not only has connections to the travel industry, but to Washington as well, where he will remain based. He will however meet with casino executives around the country, according to the report.
“I’m going to be ears open to just about anything that anyone has to say,” he said.
Internet gaming has been a hot topic over the past year, especially in Atlantic City. Earlier this year the “Internet Gaming Bill” passed in the state of New Jersey. Many say it will help Atlantic City’s struggling casinos in terms of gaming revenue when it goes into effect.
Meanwhile, it’s been reported that Caesars Entertainment, which owns four casinos in Atlantic City, is planning to how to cash in on Internet wagering.
Over the past several months it’s been reported that the parent company of the popular online gaming site PokerStars is hoping to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City.
Located inside Caesars Atlantic City, the restaurant boasts a lounge and dining, both with surreal sweeping views of the ocean, where guests can sample some of the most savory hand-rolled sushi and beer selections available.
With expert chefs crafting the cuisine, and companies such as the New Jersey Beer Co. and Anderson Valley, amongst others, supplying the suds, this is sure to be a delectable affair. Space is limited, with tickets available for $50 per person at 317-2006.
The following beers will be available:
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.
Saturday, 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 tzhTotalRewardsAC.com — Casey Harper
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:
Actors Anthony Laciura (Eddie Kessler), Stephen deRosa (Eddie Cantor) and producer Gene Kelly from the HBO original series Boardwalk Empire, appeared at Caesars in Atlantic City for a Sept. 15 screening of the premiere episode of the series’ third season.
The free screening was open to the public and held inside Caesars’ Circus Maximus Theater.
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Although all of the specifics are not set yet, Caesars Atlantic City WILL be hosting a screening of the premiere episode of the HBO original series Boardwalk Empire in the Circus Maximus Theater on Saturday, Sept. 15.
The premiere episode of season 3, “Resolution,” will debut on HBO Sunday, Sept. 16, at 9pm.
According to the show’s creator Terry Winter, the 2012 season of the multiple award-winning HBO series, starring Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, and based in Prohibition era Atlantic City — as well as Chicago, New York and Washington DC — is still being shot, with the season’s final two episodes to end filming in September.
“We are currently shooting episode 11 [and] we are in the process of prepping episode 12, which should start shooting in about a week and that will be it,” Winter told Atlantic City Weekly prior to the Labor Day holiday weekend. “We’ll wrap up at the end of September. So, yeah, we’re coming down the home stretch of season three.”
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Tickets are still available for the 2012 (inaugural) Atlantic City Fashion Week fashion show event, which will be held Friday, Sept. 7, at 7pm at One Atlantic at the Pier Shops at Caesars.
The event space, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, will feature an assortment of high-end designers, stylists, retailers, photographers, as well as models.
Atlantic City Fashion Week will feature the following designers: J Pratt Shoe (New Jersey), Dez Nolan (Philadelphia), Marcos Hall (New Jersey), Marina Makaron (Philadelphia), Designerberg Brose (Virginia), Trendsnstyles (New Jersey), Nyree Guthridge (New Jersey), NSD (Philadelphia), Lisa Astor-Obradoiro de Moda (Puerto Rico) and Samina Mughal from Birmingham, England.
According to the Atlantic City Fashion Week Web site, the “goal” of the event is to bring “an annual fashion event that is visually stimulating and a bridge that unites industry buyers and an array of fashion designers” to the Atlantic City region.
According to the site, Fashion Week will host “high-powered shows, parties, and both industry [and] public buying [and] shopping events, all within the framework of America’s Playground.”
Atlantic City fashion Week will open with Fashion’s Night Out.
Tickets to the Sept. 7 event also includes entrance into the fashionSTYLE magazine networking after event. Visit the site to purchase tickets.