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Caesars Entertainment rates a perfect score from Human Rights Campaign

Caesars Entertainment Corporation was awarded its fifth consecutive perfect rating from the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index. The Corporate Equality Index rates businesses based on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace policies.

“Caesars Entertainment is proud to be the only gaming company this year to have received a perfect rating from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on its Corporate Equality Index,” said Fred Keeton, vice president of finance, external affairs and chief diversity officer for Caesars Entertainment.

“Through leading edge diversity initiatives and our valued relationship with this important organization, we look forward to the coming years and plan to continue to lead the way in LGBT workplace equality.”

The ‘five-peat’ is a reflection of Caesars long-time commitment to create and facilitate programs and policies that are offered to all of its employees and guests. Specific to its LGBT employees, the company enforces its comprehensive non-discrimination policies, provides domestic partner benefits (including health care) and will offer benefit coverage for gender reassignment.

Keeton stressed that the company is a large supporter of the LGBT community and seeks to provide a world-class experience for all of its guests. LGBT guests are treated with the utmost respect and are encouraged to take part in pioneered LGBT events and offerings (e.g. Gay weddings and commitment ceremonies, honeymoon packages, nightlife and PRIDE events).

The Corporate Equality Index 2012 report is available at www.hrc.org/cei.

I’m proud to have a “one degree of separation” with Caesars Entertainment as my husband Michael is the national press rep for Chippendales, which is at the Rio Hotel and Casino – a Caesars property in Las Vegas. I’ve always been very proud of the fact that gay men are always welcome at Chippendales, and always treated with respect at the show.

With the huge amount of recreation travel dollars the LGBT community can spend, it pays to make sure we spend our money where it’s appreciated. I encourage everyone to take a look at the Corporate Equality Index to know where and to who your dollars go.