Caesars names Koster to lead Eastern region, including A.C.

Caesars Entertainment Inc. has named a new regional president for its Eastern Division, which includes its Atlantic City properties, it announced this week.

John Koster will oversee Tropicana, Harrah’s Resort and Caesars Atlantic City, as well as the company’s Harrah’s Philadelphia and Horseshoe Baltimore properties (pending regulatory approvals).

Koster is a veteran of the industry who most recently was senior vice president and general manager of Caesars’ Lake Tahoe properties.

“John’s in-depth knowledge of the gaming industry, as well as his passion for going all-in on service, make him the logical choice to lead our East Coast properties into the future,” Anthony Carano, Caesars’ president and chief operating officer, said in a prepared statement. “The next three years, particularly in Atlantic City, will be an exciting time for our company, with $400 million in upgrades and enhancements planned at our resorts.

“Our master capital plan will undoubtedly transform Atlantic City as a top destination market, and I am confident that, under John’s leadership, our East Coast properties will be well-positioned for long-term success.”