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2005-Present

June 2005
Harrah’s Entertainment completes its $9.3 billion acquisition of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., the largest merger in the history of the gaming industry. The deal transforms Harrah’s Entertainment into the world’s largest gaming company, with more than 40 casinos in 12 states and three countries.

July 2005
Harrah’s Entertainment is ranked No. 15 in Computerworld magazine’s “Best Places to Work in IT.” This marked the seventh consecutive year Harrah’s Entertainment was included in the list’s Top 20, an accomplishment no other organization has achieved in the history of the survey.

July 2005
Harrah’s Entertainment captures 869 awards, including 375 first-place finishes in the 2005 “Best of Gaming” awards by Casino Player magazine. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Harrah’s Entertainment received more awards than any other gaming company in this annual poll of Casino Player readers.

August 2005
Hurricane Katrina severely damages Grand Casino Biloxi, Grand Casino Gulfport and Harrah’s New Orleans, forcing the closure of all three properties. In the weeks that follow, Harrah’s launches a sweeping recovery effort to assist the 8,000 employees affected by the storm, including extending base pay for 90 days, opening several assistance centers in the region, and seeding a relief fund with a contribution of $1 million from the Harrah’s Foundation. More than $6.5 million in contributions were made to the fund by the company, employees and outside parties.

September 2005
Hurricane Rita destroys Harrah’s Lake Charles. Relief efforts aimed at Katrina victims are extended to more than 1,000 employees impacted by the storm.

September 2005
For the fifth consecutive year, Harrah’s Entertainment is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, a listing of the world’s leading socially responsible companies. Harrah’s Entertainment is the only U.S. gaming or lodging company on the index of more than 300 companies from 24 countries, selected for their economic, social and environmental performance.

January 2006
Gary Loveman is named “Best CEO” in the gaming and lodging industry by Institutional Investor magazine. Loveman has received the award every year since assuming the post of CEO in January 2003.

February 2006
Six months after Hurricane Katrina struck, Harrah’s New Orleans re-opens to the public. February 2006 Institutional Investor magazine names Harrah’s Entertainment “America’s Most Shareholder Friendly Company” in the gaming and lodging industry.

April 2006
Harrah’s Entertainment announces plans for a $484 million expansion of Horseshoe Hammond. Once the project is completed in mid-2008, the Horseshoe will become the Chicago area’s largest gaming destination, featuring a 108,000-square-foot casino.

January 2007
Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack opens in Chester, Pennsylvania. In addition to exciting horse racing, Harrah's Chester offers 2,900 slot machines, 100,000 square feet of gaming space, and a 14,000-square-foot event center.

November 2007
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. acquires the Orient Golf Club on the Cotai Strip in Macau

January 2008
TPG and Apollo Management purchase Harrah's Entertainment.

February 2010
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. expands its brand family as it acquires Planet Hollywood.

May 2010
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. announces the acquisition of Thistledown Racetrack in Cleveland, Ohio.

July 2010
Harrah's Chester lets the good times roll with the launching of table games. This is in addition to the more than 2,900 slot machines the casino already boasted.

November 2010
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. officially changes its name to Caesars Entertainment Corp.

January 2011
London Club International, part of Caesars Entertainment Corp., launches the Playboy Club in London. The new gaming and entertainment venue will feature a restaurant, lounge, members club, table games and high-limit salon prive gaming rooms.

February 2011
Caesars Entertainment Corp. announces that it will operate exciting new properties in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio. The properties are planned to open in 2012.