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Kevin Laforet, President and CEO of Caesars Windsor appointed Chairperson for the Canadian Gaming Association

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Caesars Windsor along with the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is proud to announce the appointment of President and CEO Kevin Laforet to Chairperson of the CGA. In this important industry role, Laforet will head the association’s Board of Directors made up of 13 core industry leaders representing Canadian gaming resorts, suppliers and manufacturers. Caesars Windsor is a founding member of the CGA and Laforet has been a CGA Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee since it’s inception. “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to play an expanded role with the CGA in educating and promoting gaming initiatives in Canada,” said Laforet. Laforet is an industry leader with nearly 20 years of gaming experience and a breadth of knowledge that comes with opening the first commercial casino in Ontario. Named President and CEO of Caesars Windsor in June 2003, Laforet has been a member of the Executive team since the company formed in 1994. He has played a significant role as part of the property’s four successful transformations including the 2008 spectacular, multi-million dollar expansion, renovation and rebranding to the world-class award-winning Caesars brand property. It was also the first Canadian gaming facility to achieve Responsible Gaming accreditation through the Responsible Gambling Council’s new RG Check program.

The Canadian Gaming Association’s President and CEO William Rutsey said, “Kevin is a founding Director of CGA and is well respected in the Industry. We look forward to his contributions as we work on the important issues and opportunities for Canadian Gaming.”

Laforet’s own professional achievements include the ‘Gaming Professional of the Year’ award from the Casino Management Association in 2004, and the ‘Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution’ award from the CGA in 2007. Laforet is a graduate of the University of Windsor and holds CA and CPA designations. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Windsor/Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce and for the Windsor International Airport (YQG). He has served as a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Windsor and the Board of Directors for the United Way of Windsor-Essex County.

About the Canadian Gaming Association

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is a not-for-profit organization that was created with the fundamental goal of creating balance in the public dialogue about gaming in Canada. It’s mandate is to create a better understanding of the gaming industry by bringing facts to the general public, elected officials, key decision makers and the media through education and advocacy. It is a primary source of information, providing accurate gaming industry data and assisting in the development of industry wide programs and approaches for critical issues.