Mitch Garber is the Canadian born CEO of Nasdaq listed Caesars Acquisition Company (CACQ) which controls Planet Hollywood, Bally’s Las Vegas, The Cromwell Las Vegas, The Quad Las Vegas, Harrah’s New Orleans, and the future Horseshoe casino in Baltimore, as well as a portfolio of Bonds, and a pipeline of future Caesars development projects. He is also CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE), a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment (CZR) that owns the World Series of Poker and the rights to all interactive businesses worldwide for the Caesars casino brands which include Harrah’s, Caesars, WSOP, and others. Garber was named CEO by Gary Loveman, the Chairman and CEO of Caesars Entertainment in 2009, and charged with leading the company into the interactive space, through CIE , and was one of it’s founding equity investors. CIE is the first American interactive gaming arm of a licensed land-based casino operator, and the first to acquire social/mobile gaming companies to become leaders in that industry as well.
Mitch Garber was born in Montreal Canada in 1964, where he lived a modest life. His early education was subsidized by the donations of anonymous donors. He went on to graduate with a Bachelors degree from the esteemed McGill University, and then earned his law degree from the University of Ottawa, in French. Garber was influenced by one of his biggest idols, Howard Cosell, from whom he received advice in his latter years, and became a practicing attorney from 1990-1999, while simultaneously working as a sportscaster for a local Montreal sports station. Garber left his law practice and sports casting positions in October 1999 to become a senior executive of Terra Payments, a public company spin-off of Bell Canada. Garber’s ascent to his various CEO appointments began in 2003, when he was chosen to head Nasdaq listed Optimal Payments, Inc. (OPAY). He left Optimal to become the CEO of PartyGaming Plc., a very successful London Stock Exchange listed online gaming and entertainment company until 2009, when he became the CEO and President of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, then a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, and now a subsidiary of Caesars Growth Partners and Caesars Acquisition co. when CACQ went public in November 2013.