Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Gives Back by Going Green and Earns Second Place in the Caesars Entertainment CodeGreen Challenge

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CodeGreen Challenge(MARICOPA, Ariz. – June 28, 2017) – Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is pleased to announce that it has been awarded second place in the Caesars Entertainment CodeGreen Challenge. This marks the third consecutive CodeGreen win for the casino.

CodeGreen was initiated by Caesars Entertainment in 2008 and is an organization-wide strategy to drive environmental awareness and engagement, as well as performance across the business. Each Caesars’ location creates a plan targeting the goals they wish to achieve throughout the year, which culminates during the month of April.

“We are so happy to have yet again placed in the Caesars Entertainment CodeGreen Challenge,” said  April Stovall, surveillance and facilities manager and Harrah’s property CodeGreen leader. “The competition is always neck-and-neck but I firmly believe that our efforts stood out. We had more than two-thirds of our 750 team members participate during the challenge in an effort to make Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and the surrounding community the greenest of all!”

One of Harrah’s big projects this year was to ensure that the planned demolition of its bingo hall didn’t create waste. In order to reach this goal, team members coordinated the donation of tables and chairs, recycling more than 51,000 pounds of items.

In addition to this project, Harrah’s put on a number of volunteer-driven programs to increase awareness of the importance of going green. On property CodeGreen initiatives included:

  • Hosting an environmentally conscious “Earth Hour” event where the casino turned off non-essential exterior lights and invited the community out to learn more about light pollution
  • Coordinating an Adopt-a-Highway cleanup with more than 40 volunteers participating
  • Collecting 3,503 pieces of clothing during its clothing drive, all of which they donated to local nonprofit, Against Abuse, Inc.
  • Hosting a huge Earth Day celebration in partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community. This event included sharing a CodeGreen breakfast and educating people on all things green. The casino took first place in the booth display contest by drawing attendees in with its bicycle-powered slot machine.

For more information on Harrah’s Ak-Chin and its CodeGreen Challenge, visit www.harrahsakchin.com or call (480) 802-5000.

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 more information, please visit www.harrahsakchin.com.

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