Mitch Garber, the CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment and Caesars Acquisition Company, is well-known in poker circles with his involvement in the World Series of Poker and Playtika which helped Caesars’ overall financial hardships. Garber got a taste of the mainstream earlier this week on Monday with a profile on Bloomberg.
The profile highlights Garber’s $210 million total compensation from Caesars for 2016; most of it stemming from Playtika’s $4.4 billion sale to a Shanghai company. Garber was instrumental in Caesar’s expansion into online gaming with WSOP.com after joining the company in 2009.
Garber was instrumental in other high profile deals – the acquisition and buyout of Cirque Du Soleil where he serves as Chairman of the Board. He’s also appeared in Quebec’s version of “Shark Tank”.
Garber was CEO of PartyGaming pre-UIGEA, when partypoker was one of the largest and strongest online poker rooms in the world.
Garber is involved in a project to a Major League Baseball team back to Montreal and shares his passion for the Expos on social media.