Caesars Entertainment has earned a perfect score in a corporate equality index for the twelfth year in a row, with its 100 ranking earning it the designation as a best place to work for LGBTQ equality in the 2019 Corporate Equality Index.

The CEI is a national bench-marking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

In a media release Caesars stresses that “it was the first hospitality and gaming company to establish an LGBTQ diverse employee group more than a decade ago”.

Furthermore, it was added that it also become the “first in its industry to provide protections to transgender guests and employees, and to train employees on policies relating to transgender employees and guests”

The 2019 CEI report evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

Caesars’ efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a 100 percent ranking, and the designation as a best place to work for LGBTQ Equality.

Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president, public policy and corporate responsibility at Caesars Entertainment, commented: “Now more than ever, it’s important for corporations to defend and value human rights.

“Caesars Entertainment draws on its historic leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion to continue to serve and empower LGBTQ team members, guests and suppliers.

“This recognition by the Human Rights Campaign is a reflection of our collective commitment and pledge to champion the rights of every person.”

It has been suggested recently that Caesars is embroiled in discussions with Eldorado Resorts, which could see a merger of the two organisations come to fruition.

It is hoped that should a merger of Caesars and Eldorado proceed, it would create a more formidable competitor to larger casino industry players, such as Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas Sands and MGM Resorts.