Jan Jones Blackhurst

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    Among the various international operators, Caesars Entertainment has been in engaging in the most robust dialogue with Japanese journalists and policymakers on the critical subject of problem gambling. In a series of lectures and presentations, the most recent one held in Tokyo on Monday, executive vice-president for government relations and corporate responsibility Jan Jones Blackhurst […]

    Caesars submits “wellness-centered” IR proposal to Osaka

    In an interview with a Japanese newspaper, Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice-president of public policy and corporate responsibility at Caesars Entertainment, revealed that her company has transmitted to the Osaka prefectural and city governments a basic plan for an IR at Yumeshima island. Osaka is yet to explicitly invite operators to submit their concepts, so […]

    Magazine accuses Caesars of making “illegal donations” to politicians

    Japan’s largest weekly news magazine by circulation, Shukan Bunshun, has published an article accusing Caesars Entertainment of engaging in a practice which they contend effectively amounts to the bribery of Japanese politicians, but which Caesars argues is an accepted and legal practice. The substance of the allegation is that an advisor to Caesars Entertainment bought […]

    Responsible values

    As operators around Asia vye for licenses in new markets, one corporate social responsibility expert suggests they should change their approach. Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president, public policy and corporate social responsibility, at Caesars Entertainment says not enough is being done to explain what an IR is and the benefits it can bring to society. Not only can a good CSR program help to alleviate perceptions about gambling harm, it can also be a revenue driver.