As Regional President – South of Caesars Entertainment, Dan Real oversees Caesars’ properties in Northwest Louisiana, New Orleans and Biloxi, Miss.
Dan began his career with Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corporation in 1995 as a marketing intern at Harrah’s Joliet in Illinois. During his time at the property, he gained experience in a number of marketing and player-development roles before transferring to Harrah’s Council Bluffs in Iowa to take on the position of Director of Casino Marketing.
In 2006, Dan helped oversee the successful re-branding of Horseshoe Council Bluffs. The property remains the top performer in the market to this day. He was later promoted to Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Operations for Horseshoe Council Bluffs. In August 2010, he joined Harrah’s New Orleans as Senior Vice President and General Manager.
A Chicago native, Dan received a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
He is active in the community, serving on the boards of the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation, the Fore!Kids Foundation, the New Orleans Business Council, the Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the Committee of 100.
He and his wife Julie are the proud parents of Lulu (9), Cecilia (8) and Vivian (6).