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(Maricopa, Ariz. – June 14, 2016) Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino donated $1,000 to the United Way of Pinal County, $1,000 to Girls on the Run – Maricopa County and Pinal County and $1,000 to the Ocular Melanoma Foundation from a portion of the proceeds raised from the 5K Poker Run, held in April.

“We are so grateful to Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino for their generous support,” said Meagan Kukowski, executive director for Girls on the Run – Maricopa County and Pinal County. “This donation will enable us to educate and empower more girls in need, teaching them to be the authors of their own stories and inspiring them to activate their limitless potential.”

The 5K Poker Run was organized by Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and included a 5K run, poolside poker promotion and a pool party with live entertainment, free food and drinks.

“The leadership in these nonprofit organizations are doing wonderful work in the community and all of the Harrah’s employees couldn’t be happier to be involved,” said Michael Kintner, director of marketing and operations for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. “Being able to donate to these nonprofit organizations was the ideal way for us to get involved with the local community and support worthy causes.”

About Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino: 

Celebrating more than 20 years in Maricopa, Ariz, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is Arizona’s first and only tribal casino to have an international management partner, Caesars Entertainment. 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 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 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 more information, please visit www.harrahsakchin.com.

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