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Howard Stutz, executive editor of CDC Gaming Reports, tells THR that the Carano family is “deeply rooted” in North Nevada. Gina’s grandfather, Don Carano, founded Eldorado Resorts in the 1970s as well as the McDonald Carano law firm in Nevada, and the Ferrari Carano Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg, California.
Her father, Glenn Carano, suited up as quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for seven seasons before segueing into the family business. “[Don's] sons took over Eldorado Resorts, and they grew it into an amazing gaming company,” Stutz continues of the empire that expanded greatly in July 2020 (three years after Don Carano’s death) when Caesars Entertainment announced that it had completed a merger between Caesars Entertainment Corporation and Eldorado, creating the largest casino and entertainment company in the United States with 55 properties worldwide including eight on the Las Vegas Strip.
According to his LinkedIn bio, Glenn Carano currently serves as senior vp operations for the East Region, and many of the Carano offspring serve in executive positions. Per David Schwartz, gaming historian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Carano family "definitely is successful. As the force behind Caesars Entertainment, they are principals in one of the largest casino operators in the world."
He adds that Ceasars Entertainment is a high-profile business in the industry that is "dominant in Las Vegas, with multiple resorts and ownership of the World Series of Poker."