Caesars Announces New CEO and Project

Editor’s Note: Updated 4/17.

On Tuesday, Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced a new CEO, Tony Rodio, after a six-month search to replace Mark Frissora. Rodio previously worked at Harrah’s and spent part of his 40-year gaming career in Atlantic City.

After acquiring operational control of the “Venue of the Decade,” Caesars Entertainment has decided that it’s in need of a facelift. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will be getting new equipment to make the theater experience more immersive and engaging. Included in The Colosseum’s upgrade will be a state-of-the-art sound system, moving light fixtures and a high-definition LED video wall, more than doubling the size of the former 110 ft. long and 34 ft. tall LED screen.

The venue’s new automated lift seating system—the only one in Sin City—will allow the space to accommodate multiple seating arrangements, giving guests a whole new way to enjoy the show.

If that major move wasn’t enough, Caesars Entertainment also partnered with entertainment promoter, Live Nation. With this collaboration, guests from all over the world can listen to an even more immense list of artists in a top-tier venue.

John Gatswith, president of entertainment for Ceasars Entertainment, expressed how thrilled he is about the enhancement of the venue and melding of these two industry giants. “The timing of these enhancements couldn’t be better as Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation now partner to program The Colosseum with a commitment to bring world-class performers to this refreshed, iconic entertainment venue. The best seat in Las Vegas just got better.”

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