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Biography

Gary Carano

Executive Chairman

Gary L. Carano is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. since September 2014, overseeing the successful acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corporation in 2020. Mr. Carano began his career in gaming, hospitality and entertainment at Eldorado Hotel and Casino Reno in 1973 where, working under the leadership and guidance of founder and family patriarch, Don Carano, he was involved with every operational aspect of the business. He served as general manager and chief executive officer of Eldorado from 1980-1994. Mr. Carano was named General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Silver Legacy Resort Casino, a joint venture between Eldorado and MGM Resorts International, from its opening in 1995 to September 2014. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Eldorado Resorts LLC from 2004 to September 2014 where he directed and oversaw all aspects of the company’s development and operations in Nevada and Louisiana. Under his leadership, Eldorado executed an aggressive growth strategy, merging with MTR Gaming Group and growing the company’s portfolio to six properties across five states in 2014. Mr. Carano was appointed Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the newly-created public company Eldorado Resorts, Inc., trading on NASDAQ under the ERI symbol. Mr. Carano led the company through the highly accretive acquisitions of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. in 2017 and Grand Victoria Elgin and Tropicana Resorts in 2018. Mr. Carano was named Executive Chairman of the Board of Eldorado Resorts, Inc., in January 2019. Throughout his career, Mr. Carano has been recognized for his strong leadership traits and an innate sense of family values that extends across the company to its valued team members. He is an active philanthropist, serving on a number of charitable boards and foundations in the State of Nevada. Mr. Carano holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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