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2007 Inductee

Clifford Perlman

Clifford Perlman

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Clifford Perlman (b. 19XX) rose to prominence as the president of Caesars Palace, for decades the leading casino in Las Vegas. Under his watch, Caesars grew tremendously and pioneered in bringing sports and entertainment to the casino world.

As the CEO of Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino through its original holding company, Caesars World, Clifford Perlman established his reputation as a gaming innovator.  During his 13-year tenure at the helm of Caesars World, Perlman led the expansion of Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino from a hotel with 550 rooms and pre-tax revenues of $5.8 million to one with 1,750 rooms and more than $75 million in pre-tax revenue. 

Additionally, Perlman guided Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino as it became a major player in the international gaming market.  Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino was the first Las Vegas casino to implement an organized overseas marketing strategy with offices in Mexico City, Mexico; Caracas, Venezuela; and Hong Kong; and marketing efforts in Australia and Japan. 

Under Perlman’s leadership, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino also became a prime destination for entertainment and sporting events.  Las Vegas legend and 1997 Gaming Hall of Fame inductee Frank Sinatra played Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for 13 years, the longest continuous engagement of his career.  In association with fight promoter Don King, Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino hosted major boxing events at the casino from 1975 to 1982.  Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino also acquired a Formula One Racing event hosted by Paul Newman that was held in Las Vegas for five years and initiated the Alan King Tennis Classic. 

During Perlman’s tenure, Caesars Palace became known as one of the great entertainment and casino gaming hotels in the world.

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