Caesars Entertainment has appointed Sandra Douglass Morgan to its board of directors, effective immediately, as the operator takes its sportsbook app live in Louisiana.
Morgan, an attorney who has also served as chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, where she is lauded as implementing a slew of sweeping changes.
This includes ensuring licensees adopted and implemented policies against discrimination, as well as paving the way for cashless wagering at machines and table games, and steering the industry through the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are delighted to add Sandra Douglass Morgan to the Caesars Entertainment leadership team,” said Gary Carano, executive chair of Caesars.
“Sandra is rooted in the gaming industry in a way few others could be. Her experience as chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and as a member of the Nevada Gaming Commission gives her a deep understanding of our industry.
“Her leadership as an attorney for gaming corporations and government entities adds another lens through which she has developed a unique perspective which will help our company continue to move forward as the gaming landscape evolves and grows.”
Before becoming chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Morgan served as director of external affairs for AT&T Services, where she was responsible for managing the firm’s government and community affairs in Nevada. Through the new role, Caesars swells its board of directors to ten members.
“Sandra is a proven leader, team builder, and passionate advocate for always doing the right thing,” added Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment.
“I’m pleased to add her independent voice to our strong board of directors. I look forward to working with her, the rest of our board, and the management team to continue to drive results for our guests, our team members, and our shareholders.”
Furthermore, Caesars also discloses that individuals within Louisiana can officially download, register, and make deposits to prepare for sports betting’s impending launch.
In addition to mobile sports wagering, sports bettors in the Bayou state will also be able to enjoy in-person sports betting at Caesars’ Harrah’s New Orleans and Horseshoe Bossier City.
Each casino will soon take in-person bets at temporary retail locations inside their properties, before the unveiling of their new facilities, pending regulatory approval, in the state.
In the latter stages of next year, Isle of Capri Lake Charles will be renovated into Horseshoe Lake Charles and reopen with an additional Caesars sportsbook location.
“Louisiana and the entire Gulf Coast region are a special part of the Caesars family. We couldn’t be more excited to build on our longstanding commitments in the state with the launch of legal sports betting,” commented Eric Hession, co-president of Caesars Digital.