CZR Caesars Entertainment

Steven Rubis VP, IR
Tony Rodio CEO
Eric Hession CFO
Joyce Arpin SVP, Finance and Treasurer
Carlo Santarelli Deutsche Bank
Dan Politzer JP Morgan
Chad Beynon Macquarie
Harry Curtis Instinet
Shaun Kelley Bank of America
Thomas Allen Morgan Stanley
Jared Shojaian Wolfe Research
Barry Jonas SunTrust
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Hello and welcome to today's webcast, Caesars Entertainment Corporation 2019 First Quarter Earnings Call. My name is Leeway, and I'll be your event specialist today. Please note that all lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise, and that today's webcast is being recorded.

During the presentation, we’ll have a question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] It is now my pleasure to turn today's program over to Mr. of for President Entertainment. Vice Rubis, Investor Caesars Relations Steven The yours. floor is

Steven Rubis

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Tony Rodio

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Eric Hession

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Joyce Arpin

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Carlo Santarelli

congratulations role. Rodio, Mr. on new the

Tony Rodio

very Thank you much.

Carlo Santarelli

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Eric Hession

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Carlo Santarelli

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Eric Hession

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Carlo Santarelli

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Joyce Arpin

cost here continued we Las second Vegas. faced Just continue in the quarter the quarter into in will pressures

late union our last renegotiated contract As you recall, we year.

wages second increase union in see year-over-year quarter. those the in the you'll So

Carlo Santarelli

So, XQ XQ, accurate? of pressure obviously, year-over-year, staying is nicely that XXXX bit margins and flat, with but broadly little ahead comfortable a

Joyce Arpin

right. That's


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Dan Politzer

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Eric Hession

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Dan Politzer

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Eric Hession

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Chad Beynon

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Eric Hession

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Chad Beynon

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Eric Hession

terms in a right unfortunately now Yes, much Atlantic in change environment are we not seeing of the of competitive City.

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Harry Curtis

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Joyce Arpin

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Harry Curtis

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Eric Hession

good would this for month certainly is Harry, us. March I a say Eric. was that Yes.

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Shaun Kelley

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Eric Hession

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Shaun Kelley

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Eric Hession

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Thomas Allen

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Eric Hession

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Thomas Allen

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Eric Hession

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Jared Shojaian

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Eric Hession


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Jared Shojaian

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Eric Hession


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Barry Jonas

Mr. Great. Rodio. Congratulations,

Tony Rodio

much. you Thank very

Eric Hession

Thanks, everybody. call. That concludes the


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