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In business any city is a challenge he says the Cleveland.
Had no problem getting one company to set up shop and that company is already hired.
Workers it did involve -- big gamble low was -- and at the rock and roll hall of fame with a man running the show lives.
Well -- the right -- as we said David it's a casino and Cleveland has embraced horseshoe casino Ohio's very first.
With the senior vice president general manager Markus Glover and I don't think a lot of people though but the state up to how to tweak the constitution to allow this to -- Well you know I think I think it was a history -- you know.
There was polling and found out what people will Ohio one in terms of -- gambling amendment and -- -- and here we are five months into horseshoe Cleveland being open.
Well it's 300000 square stay fit and it got up a slower at gaming floor that's about a 100000 exactly -- how.
I'm still -- great we've been very encouraged with our opening.
-- more importantly we hired 16100 great team members all from -- Northeast Ohio are really 90% of them -- from the five county innocent of Cleveland are still hiring we -- always looking for great people and so.
She got the great attitude that we're looking for your positive and upbeat you have a desire to deliver legendary customer service when we wanna see what what -- Click on I think that's question a lot of people might Austin's -- great city you know -- always say this city is.
Severely under -- there -- a lot of national attractions here.
Lot of great things going on downtown three professional sports teams.
A great culinary -- culinary.
Offering -- number two performing arts theater district.
And so when you can't when you combine all those great assets together and then you know casino -- a piece of that puzzle.
We shall we have a very compelling offering near Cleveland Ohio what's the draw our people coming up -- how -- states away until we have people come for all around in our models are very differently.
You know in terms of casino but we position the casino to be a piece of the proposal -- and so when we go out and do our direct mail marketing and advertising.
It's all about come to Cleveland and experience all of these great things gone on and oh by the way we have a casino we know.
Casino can become -- secondary and in some cases a tertiary message.
Well it's a partnership between Caesars Entertainment which is publicly traded at Dan Gilbert who of course helped -- Quicken Loans.
And now has -- rock -- just how committed is Dan Gilbert -- -- growing us.
Thank you very committed dance committed to the city of Cleveland lot of significant investment here in the city.
Great partnership between two organizations that closely aligned core values and so partnership has been great.
The cavaliers play -- -- arena by the -- which it crap out so so so great great commitment to the city a -- Tell me what you -- for the future the growth opportunity there's been a piece of property that's been purchased that could be -- to what this -- know that.
Development is always problematic especially -- bodies of water it's near the Cuyahoga River correction and so.
That it would be a long time in the making but.
What do you need to see before that happens.
-- -- live with you know we've.
Already invested in the land and so we have some land considerable land that we're gonna develop a -- -- casino on.
And we've always position this opening of -- -- Cleveland to be the first phase of a multi phase development.
And so we we are very encouraged with our opening again we've seen over two million people in the first five months -- -- half months come through our doors.
Obama a lot of that we believed to be incremental to coming downtown at work coming before.
It's always encouraging when I'm on the casino -- and I haven't guessed that comes up to me and say.
Thank you for bringing this casino because this continues to sub in downtown -- and so those signs are all encouraging what I remember to bring the question of the halo effect.
You see other business is spreading around -- -- -- be building which is where -- there's definitely you know we we don't we don't.
-- be a savior downtown Cleveland but we do consider ourselves to be an active part of and not active participant in note that in the puzzle that's gone on it.
We we see the -- this happening downtown and we we -- very proud to be a part of.
Then look at that beautiful skyline at look at all of these restaurants I have to ask you because you're from Aiken South Carolina you went to war house at tips -- -- business school trick you married a woman from.
-- let's get cut to hurt you say sweetie where you sleep -- -- that's what she's saying it was not a -- -- it was a sale we we jump Dan and I'll you know Cleveland a thing about clean that's so great is that you have a lot of cultures and at this ethnicities that come together it is a great.
A great diverse city and so that that made a great fit for us and -- she's loved so far so.
Markus -- -- at the senior vice president at the general manager of the portion of casino good luck to you thank you --
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