Michael E. Pegram has served on the Board of Directors of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. since September 2014 until July 2020, at which time he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment Inc. in accordance with the provisions of the merger agreement with Eldorado Resorts, Inc. Mr. Pegram has been a partner in the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nevada since June 2009 and a partner in the Bodines Casino in Carson City, Nevada since January 2007 and is the managing member of Gpeg which owns and operates five casinos in the Reno/Carson City area.. Mr. Pegram has more than forty-five years of experience owning and operating twenty-five successful McDonald’s franchises. Mr. Pegram currently serves as a director of, and is the former Chairman of, the Thoroughbred Owners of California and has been the owner of several racehorses, including 1998 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, Real Quiet, 2010 Preakness Stakes winner, Lookin at Lucky, 1998 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and 1999 Kentucky Oaks winner, Silverbulletday, 2001 Dubai World Cup winner, Captain Steve, and the 2007 and 2008 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner, Midnight Lute. Additionally, Mr. Pegram has served as a director of Skagit State Bancorp since April 1997 to November 2018. Mr. Pegram has been selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in the horse racing industry and as an investor, business owner, and director of various companies.
Mr. Pegram has been selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in the horse racing industry and as an investor, business owner, and director of various casino operations. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that Mr. Pegram is independent under the NASDAQ listing standards.