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Gary C. DiBartolomeo

President

Caesars Entertainment Corporation

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Caesars Entertainment Corporation

One Caesars Palace Drive

Las Vegas, Nevada,89109

United States

Company Description

Caesars Entertainment Corporation ("CEC") is the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. CEC is mainly comprised of the following three entities: the majority owned operating...more

Background Information

Employment History

Executive Director of Nationwide Marketing

Resort International limited


Executive Host

Showboat Casino Hotel


Affiliations

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Inc

Board Member


Education

Bishop John Neumann High School


Temple


Web References(92 Total References)


Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D.

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South Philly native Gary DiBartolomeo worked his way up from craps dealer to Atlantic City casino president.
Along the way, he really rolled the dice. Gary DiBartolomeo was lucky. He heard the whisper. He heard it from New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), the state's gambling watchdog, which put his name in front-page headlines and sent him seeking psychological help and antidepressant medication this past summer. The damage to his career may already have been done. He must now face the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (CCC) monitors and tell them why he gambled repeatedly when he said he wouldn't. Then five political appointees will decide within three months whether they'll let DiBartolomeo walk back into his office at Caesars Atlantic City. The one that says "Casino President" on the door. Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Gary DiBartolomeo graduated from Bishop John Neumann High School in the early '70s, then enrolled at Temple. But college didn't suit this product of his working-class 20th and Mifflin neighborhood, so he dropped out. He took some restaurant jobs, but those didn't do it for him either. Twenty-three and looking for a chance, he turned eastward. Eastward down the highway to a reinvented Atlantic City, the playground by the sea where casino gambling was being hailed as the dying city's savior. He strolled into Resorts International Casino Hotel--the only gaming house in town at the time--and was immediately captivated by the lights, the money and the people. He knew this was the place for him. He applied for, and received, a casino dealer's license a year later and took his first job at a newly opened Caesars Atlantic City craps table. From there, it didn't take long for DiBartolomeo to climb the ladder up the city's wagering hierarchy. He jumped from dealer to supervisor. Then, in 1989, he became an executive host at the Showboat Casino Hotel. A year later, he moved down Pacific Avenue to the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, where he was put in charge of high-roller recruitment. DiBartolomeo, whose friends call him Gary DiBart, joined the executive ranks in 1992 when he was granted a key license as a junket representative, which meant he escorted wealthy gamblers from all over the country to Atlantic City. In 1994, he returned to Caesars as vice president of national marketing. So when DiBartolomeo went to the CCC to get his key license renewed in 1994, red flags started flapping. The CCC found a history of outstanding gambling debts, a penchant for signing on to high-interest loans and inaccuracies on his application. Investigators recommended that DiBartolomeo's license not be renewed because he "failed to establish good character, honesty and integrity" and didn't have the proper "financial integrity and responsibility and business ability" to hold such a position. He was in a major jam. But in a free-wheeling, glitzy town like Atlantic City, he was able to strike a deal that left him holding the key-employee license as long as he attended weekly Gamblers Anonymous meetings and didn't show his face as a casino guest anywhere in the world. That, he said, he could handle. He signed forms stating he hadn't gambled or lost money in the time since the initial license-renewal hearing. Putting the ink to the paper, he rolled the dice again and lied. Caesars' higher-ups, unaware of his deception, rewarded him with a promotion to vice president of customer development. He was now a bigwig with a paycheck to match. Two seemingly uneventful years passed and his license-renewal process went without so much as a glitch, leaving DiBartolomeo no longer subject to those no-gambling edicts. Ten days into 2000, Gary DiBartolomeo reached his career pinnacle when he was named president of the casino that sits right at the end of the highway he traveled 22 years earlier. He was making $325,000 and had a nice big office. He was given major responsibilities and sported a higher profile than ever. Life was good. With prototypical Atlantic City-style pomp and circumstance, Wallace Barr, executive vice president of Park Place Entertainment (the corporation that owns Caesars), said he looked forward to having the widely respected Gary DiBartolomeo "lead Caesars into the 21st century." But five months later the company put DiBartolomeo on paid medical leave so he could get treatment for a compulsive-gambling disorder. DiBartolomeo, it said, suffered from a psychiatric disorder. His gambling was the result of a disease. He needed serious help, not punishment. Gary DiBartolomeo was sick. Gary DiBartolomeo's rise to the top and parallel path to self-destruction was unprecedented by anyone so high up in casino management. "Temptations become reality all too easily in such a climate," reads the report, which goes on to question where DiBartolomeo would have turned for money had he not been able to secure those loans from friends and co-workers. Though they don't imply he ever did anything illegal--he never even went bankrupt, as many compulsive gamblers do--the regulators worried that he could have had his behavior gone unchecked much longer. His lawyer jumped to his defense, calling the report sensational, "a nuclear bomb" designed to destroy DiBartolomeo. Even Park Place management got into the fallen leader's corner, issuing a written statement to the media in which it said the company was "concerned that Mr. DiBartolomeo's unique human condition is being handled as a law- enforcement issue rather than a serious health issue." Gary DiBartolomeo's case could change that. As one Las Vegas newspaper put it, he's "sure to win the Compulsive Gambling Poster Boy Contest." As early as 1980, the American Psychological Association deemed compulsive or pathological gambling an "impulse control disorder. Three doctors evaluated DiBartolomeo before he went on medical leave. One of those doctors was from the University of Pennsylvania; another was the director of Harvard Medical School's Division on Addictions. The doctors later claimed not to know the true extent of DiBartolomeo's gambling, as he had hid it from them. All three concurred that DiBartolomeo suffered from that disorder and that he needed help, not career-ending punishment. "All treatment professionals will tell you it's a treatable illness," said Looney, who is also a friend of DiBartolomeo's. DiBartolomeo wasn't intoxicated by booze, but seduced by the gambling rush. On Nov. 14, Gary DiBartolomeo will arrive at the Casino Control Comm-ission's Tennessee Avenue headquarters for a hearing in front of its commissioners. There, the Division of Gaming Enforcement will read its litany of allegations against him and likely recommend that his license to work inside a casino be revoked. Gambling opponents are also against returning DiBartolomeo to his job. In fact, DiBartolomeo said he planned on starting a GA meeting in his hometown to become "a lighthouse" for others with gambling problems. "I've done a lot of good in this town, but you'd never know it in that report," says DiBartolomeo. "They've been very hurtful."


Caesars Entertainment Management and Caesars Palace Executives

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Circumstances of Gambling Laws in different states of U.S

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Gary DiBartolomeo resigned as President of Caesars Atlantic City amidst charges he lied to the Casino Control Commission about his compulsive betting.
The Legislature is considering legislating Internet casinos.


www.theday.com

Gary DiBartolomeo, named Foxwoods' chief marketing officer, was president of Caesars Atlantic City when the New Jersey Casino Control Commission stripped him of his "key employee" license in 2001.
The commission restored his license four years later, noting his "exemplary" behavior in the interim, according to published reports. As a three-year member of the board of directors of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, DiBartolomeo has advocated for problem-gambling recovery programs, according to Donald Weinbaum, the council's executive director. As chief marketing officer, DiBartolomeo will direct all aspects of Foxwoods' marketing, including casino services, promotions, special events, player development marketing, customer development, bus/junket marketing, advertising, database marketing, ecommerce and public relations. Most recently, DiBartolomeo served as chief operations officer, gaming operations, at Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pa. During his 20-year career, he also served in various management capacities in marketing, player development and other positions for Revel Entertainment, Harrah's/Caesars Entertainment, Bally's Casino Resort and Trump Taj Mahal, all in Atlantic City. "Gary has worked tirelessly in the gaming industry implementing strategic plans to expand market share and increase customer loyalty in the face of increased competition," Scott Butera, Foxwoods' president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.


Banned casino executive seeks early return to field | Gambling News

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Gary DiBartolomeo, 49, of Margate, lost his $362,000-a-year job as president of Caesars Atlantic City Hotel Casino and was banned from the business here for five years in 2001.
DiBartolomeo, who once referred to himself as "the David Copperfield of deception," unsuccessfully sought early reapplication for a casino license last year and is now trying again. Despite character references from compulsive gambling experts, rival casino operators and others, however, the state Division of Gaming Enforcement contends DiBartolomeo's failure to come clean about his lies makes him unsuitable to hold a casino license. DiBartolomeo "remains arrogant, manipulative and unrepentant, and continues to demonstrate contempt both for the casino regulators and the casino regulatory process," said Deputy Attorney General Gary Ehrlich, representing the Division of Gaming. DiBartolomeo, who rose from craps dealer to casino president, made his name as a player development executive who wooed high rollers while working at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort and Caesars. But he got hooked on gambling in the process and became a high roller himself, betting thousands of dollars per hand in Las Vegas casinos and elsewhere. New Jersey regulators found out about his betting and ordered him to quit gambling as a condition of his license renewal in 1995. But he violated the restriction and lied to state investigators to cover it up, prompting them to impose the five-year ban. That was in 2001. He sought permission to reapply early last year and was rejected. In letters submitted on his behalf, Caesars Entertainment Inc. CEO Wallace Barr, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts President Mark Brown, compulsive gambling counselor Harvey Fogel and a Little League official -- DiBartolomeo is a coach -- all vouched for him. But Ehrlich, in a letter to Commission Chairwoman Linda Kassekert, said DiBartolomeo has never accepted the responsibility for his missteps, instead blaming them on compulsive gambling. That shouldn't be held against DiBartolomeo since the Division of Gaming and the state Casino Control Commission both knew of the application beforehand, according to Levenson.


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