LAS VEGAS and DALLAS, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), a leader in hospitality and entertainment, today announced it is partnering with Alliance Data Systems Corporation's (NYSE: ADS) Retail Services Business, a leading provider of loyalty and marketing solutions, to launch a new Total Rewards credit card, providing another way for the loyalty program's members to earn credit in the award-winning loyalty program.
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In partnership with Caesars, Alliance Data will launch the Total Rewards Visa co-brand credit card, enabling cardholders to accelerate their earnings through Total Rewards program for purchases made at Caesars' resorts as well as on all other purchases made with the card outside of Caesars locations. In addition, premier Total Rewards Visa Signature® cardholders will have access to all of Visa Signature's benefits, including travel, entertainment, sports and travel protection benefits. Caesars' Total Rewards loyalty program, winner of Colloquy's 2012 Master of Enterprise Loyalty award, sets the industry standard in recognizing and rewarding members based on their engagement across Caesars resorts, including dining, entertainment, hotel stays, shopping and more.
"At Caesars, we focus on building relationships and loyalty with our guests through a distinctive combination of great service, memorable experiences and unmatched rewards. These also are the attributes we sought in a partner to help us grow our credit card program, and to help provide our guests new opportunities to earn benefits through Total Rewards," said Joshua Kanter, SVP of Total Rewards at Caesars Entertainment. "Alliance Data brings a comprehensive suite of tools that will enable our guests to easily and conveniently join our new credit card program. Alliance Data's purchase data and customer profiling tools will allow us to gain even deeper insight into our guests' preferences and shopping behaviors."
"We are excited by this strategic partnership with Caesars Entertainment and are dedicated to working with Caesars to enhance the industry-leading Total Rewards program. Together, we will bring on new cardholders and ensure that these Caesars customers are rewarded in ways that are increasingly meaningful and valuable to them," added Melisa Miller, president of Alliance Data Retail Services. "We look forward to collaborating closely with this dynamic company to enhance its brand affinity and drive sustained loyalty among its valued guests. This new partnership also extends Alliance Data's commitment to the hospitality category – a key growth vertical for Alliance Data Retail Services."
Alliance Data will enable Caesars to develop a deeper understanding of its cardholders through analysis of purchase behaviors, and will also help Caesars to further engage cardholders through expanded customer-relevant channels – all to increase cardholder loyalty to the Total Rewards program and the broader portfolio of Caesars brands. Caesars will also have access to Alliance Data's advanced set of digital and mobile capabilities connected to the card program, which will give Caesars customers the convenience of using their smartphone to apply for the Total Rewards credit card. All credit card accounts will be targeted to customers that meet Alliance Data's traditional credit quality standards.
About Caesars Entertainment
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, 75 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah's® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. We are committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognize the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
About Alliance Data Retail Services
Alliance Data Retail Services is one of the nation’s leading providers of branded credit card programs, with over 100 marketing-driven private label, co-brand and commercial programs in partnership with many of North America’s best-known brands. The business delivers upon its Know More. Sell More.® commitment by leveraging customer insight to drive sales for its client partners. Leveraging deep-rooted retail industry expertise, transaction-based customer data, and advanced analytics, Alliance Data Retail Services creates turnkey, multichannel credit programs designed to help its clients develop stronger, more profitable customer relationships. Alliance Data Retail Services is part of the Alliance Data family of companies. To learn more about Alliance Data Retail Services visit www.AllianceData.com.
About Alliance Data
Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) and its combined businesses is North America's largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and other emerging technologies. Headquartered in Dallas, Alliance Data and its three businesses employ approximately 11,000 associates at more than 70 locations worldwide.
Alliance Data consists of three businesses: Alliance Data Retail Services, a leading provider of marketing-driven credit solutions; Epsilon®, a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services; and LoyaltyOne®, which owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program. For more information about the company, visit our web site, www.alliancedata.com, or follow us on Twitter via @AllianceData.
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