Harrah's Entertainment Says Harrah's New Orleans To Report To Central Division Chief

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
 (NYSE:   HET) today announced it has realigned its reporting relationships so
 that Harrah's New Orleans reports to Central Division President Anthony
 Sanfilippo.  He takes over for Jay Sevigny, who will continue as division
 president for the Rio in Las Vegas.
     "In addition to the obvious geographic rationale, the transition will
 enable Harrah's New Orleans to better coordinate its marketing and operational
 programs with our other Louisiana and Central Division businesses," said Gary
 Loveman, Harrah's Entertainment Chief Operating Officer.
     "It will also provide Louisiana authorities with a single contact point at
 Harrah's Entertainment, since Anthony is also responsible for our Harrah's
 Shreveport and Harrah's Lake Charles properties in the state," Loveman said.
     Sanfilippo recently oversaw a $150 million expansion of the Shreveport
 property, including a 514-room hotel tower, four restaurants and convention
 space. In Lake Charles, he is supervising an $11 million renovation to the
 hotel lobby, guest rooms and ballrooms as part of the property's conversion to
 the Harrah's brand.
     Sanfilippo also oversees Harrah's operations in St. Louis, North Kansas
 City, Vicksburg, and Tunica, as well as Harrah's Prairie Band casino near
 Topeka, Kansas, which Harrah's manages for the Prairie Band of Potawatomi
 Tribe.
     Sanfilippo has been with Harrah's since 1983.  He was founding general
 manager at Harrah's Shreveport during its successful opening in 1994.  He is a
 past recipient of Harrah's highest senior management recognition, the
 Corporate Excellence Award.
     Founded more than 60 years ago, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. is the most
 recognized and respected name in the casino entertainment industry, operating
 21 casinos in 17 markets in the United States under the Harrah's, Showboat,
 Rio and Players brand names.  With a combined database of more than 19 million
 players, Harrah's is focused on building loyalty and value with its targeted
 customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products,
 unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership.
 
 

SOURCE Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
    LAS VEGAS, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
 (NYSE:   HET) today announced it has realigned its reporting relationships so
 that Harrah's New Orleans reports to Central Division President Anthony
 Sanfilippo.  He takes over for Jay Sevigny, who will continue as division
 president for the Rio in Las Vegas.
     "In addition to the obvious geographic rationale, the transition will
 enable Harrah's New Orleans to better coordinate its marketing and operational
 programs with our other Louisiana and Central Division businesses," said Gary
 Loveman, Harrah's Entertainment Chief Operating Officer.
     "It will also provide Louisiana authorities with a single contact point at
 Harrah's Entertainment, since Anthony is also responsible for our Harrah's
 Shreveport and Harrah's Lake Charles properties in the state," Loveman said.
     Sanfilippo recently oversaw a $150 million expansion of the Shreveport
 property, including a 514-room hotel tower, four restaurants and convention
 space. In Lake Charles, he is supervising an $11 million renovation to the
 hotel lobby, guest rooms and ballrooms as part of the property's conversion to
 the Harrah's brand.
     Sanfilippo also oversees Harrah's operations in St. Louis, North Kansas
 City, Vicksburg, and Tunica, as well as Harrah's Prairie Band casino near
 Topeka, Kansas, which Harrah's manages for the Prairie Band of Potawatomi
 Tribe.
     Sanfilippo has been with Harrah's since 1983.  He was founding general
 manager at Harrah's Shreveport during its successful opening in 1994.  He is a
 past recipient of Harrah's highest senior management recognition, the
 Corporate Excellence Award.
     Founded more than 60 years ago, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. is the most
 recognized and respected name in the casino entertainment industry, operating
 21 casinos in 17 markets in the United States under the Harrah's, Showboat,
 Rio and Players brand names.  With a combined database of more than 19 million
 players, Harrah's is focused on building loyalty and value with its targeted
 customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products,
 unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership.
 
 SOURCE  Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.

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