Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Announces Linda Hughes McCarthy as Hotel Operations Manager

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Linda Hughes McCarthy(MARICOPA, Ariz. – Feb. 5, 2018) – Linda Hughes McCarthy has joined Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino as hotel operations manager. She will direct the day-to-day operations of the hotel including the front office, front desk, valet services, reservations and PBX (phone system).

She began her casino career in the early 80s at Caesars Atlantic City as a food and beverage cashier/shift manager. She has held a variety of positions at casino resorts across the country, including those on tribal lands.

“I am thrilled to return to a Caesars Entertainment property and look forward to working with the team at Harrah’s Ak-Chin,” said McCarthy. “It is an exciting time here at the casino with the expansion projects and I am happy to be a part of it.”

“Linda joins us not only with years of hospitality experience but experience working with tribal casinos and resorts,” said Robert Livingston, regional president and general manager. “Her knowledge and expertise will be valuable to us and our guests.”

McCarthy, a Maricopa resident, has a certificate in hospitality management from Cornell University.

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 a variety of dining options including the Copper Cactus Grill, Agave’s Restaurant, The Range Steakhouse, The Buffet, Oak & Fork 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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