The Wall Street Journal: Caesars set to name Anthony Rodio as CEO, explore takeover interest

Caesars Entertainment Corp. is preparing to name Anthony Rodio as its next chief executive and say it will evaluate takeover interest in the casino operator, people familiar with the matter said.

Rodio, who currently serves as CEO of privately held Affinity Gaming, will replace departing Caesars CEO Mark Frissora and take his seat on the board, Caesars is expected to announce Monday.

Caesars CZR, +0.74% also is expected to announce that it has formed a board committee to work with bankers at PJT Partners Inc. to evaluate takeover interest it has received, some of the people said.

The casino operator has fielded overtures from multiple parties including Eldorado Resorts Inc.

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