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From left to right: Andrew Humeyumptewa, HDS associate, Robert Livingston, regional vice president and general manager, Jane Stimmel, employee engagement manager, Carol Machovec, Relay For Life event leadership, Colin Ribble, executive chef, Laura Theobald, American Cancer Society community manager, Barbara Achten, casino cashier manager, Christine Todd, HDS program manager, Christi Montes, executive assistant, Angie Groeneveld, director of hospitality operations

(MARICOPA, Ariz. – March 29, 2017) – Recently, The Caesars Foundation, coordinated through the staff at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, presented a $15,000 check to American Cancer Society for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino’s month-long initiative to raise awareness of preventative health and treatment of breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for winning a companywide contest for Relay for Life fundraising efforts. In addition, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino also donated an additional $6,441.45 to the American Cancer Society for participation in this year’s Relay for Life on April 1, 2017 and has plans for two jeans days, a bake sale and an onsite fundraiser the day of the event.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino came in first place in competition amongst 40 other Caesars’ properties for their breast cancer awareness activities in October 2016. In addition, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino received 3rd place company-wide for funds raised for Relay for Life in April 2016. Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino employees served nearly 1,597 combined community service hours for breast cancer awareness activities, with 83% of employees participating in at least one activity. This year’s breast cancer awareness activities included the Pink Pool Party, Battle of the Bras, pink casino tables, pink food dishes, a pink warrior drink and pink decorations throughout the casino.

“Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is proud to be a part of the Caesars Entertainment team with the long-standing goal of giving back in the local community,” said Christine Todd, Harrah’s Development Systems program manager. “Our entire staff was excited to join together in this effort and to present the Foundation’s donation to the American Cancer Society.”

About The Caesars Foundation

The Caesars Foundation is a private foundation funded by a percentage of operating income from Caesars Entertainment’s resorts.  The Foundation’s objective is to strengthen organizations and programs in the communities where our employees and their families live and work.  Nationally, the Caesars Foundation focuses on supporting the continued independence of health and wellness, and honoring older Americans.  The Caesars Foundation also provides gifts that support sustainability programs that work to meet current needs without compromising the future.  This includes projects and programs focused on reducing our carbon footprint, energy and water consumption and recycling.  On the local level, the Caesars Foundation supports civic programs vital to the success of each of our communities, including organizations involved with education, children and families, adults, the environment, health care and the arts.  For more information about the Caesars Foundation, please visit www.caesarsfoundation.com.

About Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino

Celebrating more than 20 years in Maricopa, Arizona, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is Arizona’s first and only tribal casino to have an international management partner. Offering the largest selection of the latest reel and video slots in a range of denominations, Harrah’s Ak-Chin features slot machines, video poker, video Keno as well as popular statewide progressives and live-action poker and Black Jack.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin is the only casino in Arizona that allows guests, through its Total Rewards program, to unlock benefits and other prizes that can be used worldwide at the entire Caesars’ family of casinos. Harrah’s Ak-Chin also boasts the only Bingo hall in the Caesars organization, continuing the proud heritage of William F. Harrah, who opened his first Bingo hall in Reno in 1937.

Casino guests can also enjoy live entertainment in the newly remodeled Lounge and a variety of dining options including the Copper Cactus Grill, Agave’s Restaurant, The Range Steakhouse, The Buffet and Dunkin Donuts®.  Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort features 300 luxurious resort and tower guestrooms and an outdoor swimming pool with swim-up bar.

Harrah’s Ak-Chin has been named a Most Admired Company by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ, and Phoenix Business Journal has named the property one of the “Best Places to Work in the Valley” four consecutive years.  Harrah’s Ak-Chin was also awarded a Volunteer Service Award from the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

For a full listing of entertainment this month and for more information, contact Harrah’s Ak-Chin at (480) 802-5000 or visit www.harrahsakchin.com.

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