8,000 Employees in Biloxi, Gulfport, and New Orleans
|LAS VEGAS, Sept. 2, 2005 - With its first Hurricane
Katrina relief effort priority being the health and well-being of the nearly
8,000 members of the Harrah's family of employees living in the Biloxi,
Gulfport, and New Orleans areas, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET)
today launched the Harrah's Employee Relief Hotline.
Harrah's is asking all displaced employees to call the toll-free number so they can be accounted for, and so they can be directed to relief services. The Harrah's Employee Relief Hotline number is 877-422-7466.
In other updates, Harrah's said that for the next 90 days it will:
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., is the world's largest provider of branded casino entertainment. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada 67 years ago, Harrah's has grown through development of new properties, expansions and acquisitions. On June 13, 2005, Harrah's Entertainment acquired Caesars Entertainment, Inc., and now owns or manages through various subsidiaries more than 40 casinos in three countries, primarily under the Harrah's, Caesars and Horseshoe brand names. With nearly 4 million square feet of casino space, more than 40,000 hotel rooms and nearly 100,000 employees, the Harrah's portfolio is the most diverse in the gaming industry. Harrah's Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership.
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
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