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Gary W. Loveman

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President
Caesars Entertainment Corporation


The Gambling Business: Fortune, Science, and the Public Debate

Gary W. Loveman, chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, denounced criticisms of the gambling industry at the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston on February 14. Loveman described how his company builds customer loyalty, and discussed the company’s hopes to secure one of the new gambling licenses in Massachusetts. Laura Sen, president and chief executive officer of BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc., introduced Loveman.

TAKEAWAYS

“Why is it the case [in the United States] that we are so concerned about something that has become so profoundly ordinary elsewhere?” TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO »

“The challenge [for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission] is how [to] strike a balance to keep the industry in a fashion that you and your colleagues would be proud of, and at the same time foster innovation and encourage the good guys to get in.” TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO »

“If there’s going to be a casino in the eastern part of Massachusetts, we think Boston’s a pretty good place.” TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO »

“The one other piece of this business that’s growing around the world that has certainly caught all of our attention is the continued, remarkable growth of online social games.” TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO »

PRESS COVERAGE

Wall Street Journal: “Caesars CEO downplays casino risks in potential new market” ARTICLE »

International Business Times (via Reuters): “Caesars CEO cites online gaming opportunity” ARTICLE »

Boston Business Journal: “Caesars’ Loveman eager to bring casino gambling to Boston” ARTICLE »

Boston Globe: “Caesars CEO dismisses concerns about casinos” ARTICLE »

Boston Herald: “Caesars boss: Boston best bet for casino” ARTICLE »

WBUR Radio: “Caesars CEO makes case for Suffolk Downs casino” ARTICLE »

New England Cable News: “Caesars pitches Hub casino” ARTICLE »

Event Photos
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Gary W. Loveman, Chairman, President & CEO of Caesars Entertainment, addresses the Chief Executives' Club of Boston
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Seated at the Speakers Table (clockwise, from bottom left): John Murphy, Managing Director, Korn/Ferry International; Ronald Sargent, Chairman & CEO, Staples; David Long, President & CEO, Liberty Mutual Group; Laura Sen, President & CEO, BJ's Wholesale Club; Gary Loveman, Chairman, President & CEO, Caesars Entertainment; The Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor, City of Boston; Robert Reynolds, Chairman, President & CEO, Putnam Investments; Wyc Grousbeck, Managing Partner & Governor, Boston Celtics; Robert Davis, Managing General Partner, Highland Capital Partners; Linda Whitlock, Lead Director, Cambridge Trust Company; Kathleen McGillycuddy, Chair, Boston College Board of Trustees; John Fish, Chairman & CEO, Suffolk Construction.
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A "who's who" crowd is gathered at the Chief Executives' Club of Boston.
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Members of the media speak with Mr. Loveman following his remarks.