Biography

Jan Jones Blackhurst

Independent Director

Jan Jones Blackhurst

Ms. Jones Blackhurst has served on the Board since July 2020. Ms. Jones Blackhurst served as a director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (“CEC”) from October 2019 until the merger in July 2020. Ms. Jones Blackhurst served as Executive Vice President, Public Policy, and Corporate Responsibility of CEC from May 2017 through September 2019. Ms. Jones Blackhurst also served as Executive Vice President of Communications and Government Relations of CEC from November 2011 until May 2017 and as Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations of CEC from November 1999 to November 2011. Ms. Jones also served as Executive Vice President of Communications and Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (“CEOC”) from November 2011 until October 2017. Ms. Jones Blackhurst has over 20 years of experience in the gaming industry and has played a key role in innovating responsible gaming programs that are now used throughout the industry. Ms. Jones Blackhurst serves as the Chairwoman of the Public Education Foundation. She also became Chief Executive-In-Residence of the UNLV International Gaming Institute, where she was a popular faculty member and key player in the “Expanding the Leaderverse” initiative. She became Executive Director of the UNLV Black Fire Leadership Initiative in January 2021. She has also served as a board member of World Choice Investment, LLC since April 2023 and is on the board of directors of Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. since March 2022. Since February 2021, Ms. Jones Blackhurst has served as a director of Gaming & Hospitality Acquisition Corp. Prior to joining CEC, Ms. Jones Blackhurst served two terms as Mayor of Las Vegas, from 1991 until 1999.

Ms. Blackhurst brings to the Board significant experience in corporate social responsibility matters, including specifically within the gaming industry, including policies on responsible gaming, as well as government relations experience. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that Ms. Blackhurst is independent under the NASDAQ listing standards.

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