Don Kornstein

Vice Chairman and Independent Director

Don Kornstein

Mr. Kornstein has served on the Board since July 2020 and is the Vice Chairman of the Board. He founded and has served as the managing member of the strategic, management and financial consulting firm Alpine Advisors LLC, an advisory firm engaged in the business of mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for companies and entrepreneurs. Mr. Kornstein served as Chairman of Caesars Entertainment U.K., Ltd. from November 2020 until its sale in July 2021. He was a director of CEC from October 2017 until the merger in July 2020, at which time he joined the board. During his tenure, Mr. Kornstein also served as Chairman of the Transaction Committee and the Strategy & Finance Committee. Mr. Kornstein served on the board of directors of Caesars Acquisition Company from January 2014 until its merger with CEC. He previously served as a non-executive Director on the Board of Gala Coral Group, Ltd., a diversified gaming company based in the United Kingdom, from June 2010 until its merger with Ladbrokes PLC in November 2016. He served as Chairman of the board of directors of Affinity Gaming, Inc., a casino gaming company, from March 2010 until January 2014, and Chief Restructuring Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Bally Total Fitness Corporation. Mr. Kornstein has also served as a member of the boards of directors of Circuit City Stores, Inc., Cash Systems, Inc., Shuffle Master, Inc. and Varsity Brands, Inc. Mr. Kornstein served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Jackpot Enterprises, Inc., which was a NYSE listed gaming company until its sale, and was an investment banker and Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.

Mr. Kornstein brings to the Board his extensive experience in the gaming and entertainment industry, experience as a chairman and officer, financial expertise, practical experience relating to evaluation and execution of strategic alternatives, and experience serving on several boards of directors. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that Mr. Kornstein is independent under the NASDAQ listing standards.

  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors