Caesars Entertainment the latest Las Vegas casino operator to pledge millions to victims of mass shooting

  • Caesars joins MGM and Las Vegas Sands in major donations
  • Casino company is also organising an event in honor of the victims

Another major Las Vegas casino operator has made a contribution to the fund to support victims of the mass shooting that claimed the lives of 58 people nine days ago.

Caesars are part of a big effort in Las Vegas to support the families of shooting victims. Picture: Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau
Caesars are part of a big effort in Las Vegas to support the families of shooting victims. Picture: Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau

Caesars Entertainment has organized a collection of donations totalling $2 million to help those affected by the event.

They join MGM Resorts International, which donated $3 million towards humanitarian assistance and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which has set up a $4 million relief fund.

A GoFundMe fundraising page has also been set up and has already raised over $9 million to help victims and traumatised first responders.

In a statement on Monday, the CEO and President of Caesar’s Entertainment, Mark Frissora, expressed the company’s desire to support those affected by the mass shooting:

“This senseless tragedy has forever impacted the lives of so many, and we are committed to offering resources to help those affected and to support the community organizations who will need our ongoing assistance.”

Food and supplies

The company also announced that as part of its commitment to help support the victims, it was working with a number of celebrity chef partners to organise an event to honor those who had been impacted by the tragedy.

According to Frissora a number of celebrity chefs have offered their support for the event, including Michael Chow, Giada de Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Steve Martorano, Guy Savoy, and Gordon Ramsay.

Caesars Entertainment has confirmed that it will be making a significant contribution to the event, while entertainers Celine Dion and Ringo Starr have also offered to help, pledging that any show proceeds would be used to help the victims.

Caesars is also continuing to offer practical help by delivering food and supplies to local hospitals for the benefit of staff and victims’ families, providing accommodation for volunteers and playing a part in coordinating blood drives to restock depleted blood supplies.

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