Don Marradino to Head Northern Nevada Harrahs

PRNewswire-FirstCall LAS VEGAS Oct. 20 :
Harrah`s Entertainment, Inc. announced today that Don Marrandino has been
named to head its operations for Northern Nevada.

Effective immediately, Marrandino will serve as General Manager of
Harrah`s Lake Tahoe and Harveys. Upon regulatory approval, Marrandino will
be named Senior Vice President of Harrah`s Northern Nevada, with oversight
of Harrah`s properties in Reno and Lake Tahoe; Michael Silberling, General
Manager of Harrah`s Reno, will report to him.

Marrandino will report to Anthony Sanfilippo, Harrah`s Western Division

“Don is an exceptionally talented casino operator, and we are fortunate to
have him join our team,” said Tim Wilmott, Harrah`s Chief Operating
Officer. “Throughout his many years as a gaming executive, Don has
consistently infused excitement and energy into the casino properties he`s
led. His experience and skill will help our Reno and Lake Tahoe properties
remain the clear leaders of the Northern Nevada market.”

Marrandino most recently served as Executive Vice President and General
Manager of Wynn Las Vegas. Previously he served as President and Chief
Operating Officer of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; President of East Side
Operations for Station Casinos, Inc.; and Senior Vice President and
General Manager of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino prior to its
acquisition by Harrah`s.
Founded 65 years ago, Harrah`s Entertainment, Inc. operates 26 casinos in
the United States, primarily under the Harrah`s brand name. Harrah`s
Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its target
customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent
products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology
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