Tony Rodio serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Rodio served as Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Gaming from October 2018 to May 2019 and has over 37 years of experience in the casino industry.
Before leading the Affinity team, Rodio served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. for over seven years, where he was responsible for the operation of eight casino properties in seven different jurisdictions. Rodio started his gaming career in 1980 as an accounting clerk and transitioned into the management ranks, holding a succession of executive positions in Atlantic City for casino brands, including Trump Marina Hotel Casino from May 1997 to September 1998, Harrah’s Entertainment (predecessor to Caesars) from October 1998 to June 2005, the Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort from June 2005 to August 2008, and Penn Gaming from October 2008 to June 2011.
He has also served on the Boards of Directors of professional and charitable organizations, including Atlantic City Alliance, United Way of Atlantic County, the Casino Associations of New Jersey and Indiana, AtlantiCare Charitable Foundation and the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality & Tourism.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (formerly Harrah's Entertainment from 1995 to 2010) is a gaming corporation based in Paradise, Nevada that owns and operates over 50 casinos and hotels, and seven golf courses under several brands. It is the fourth-largest gaming company in the world, with annual revenues of $8.6 billion (2013). Caesars is a public company, majority-owned by a group of private equity firms led by Apollo Global Management and TPG Capital.
Caesars's largest operating unit filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2015.