Hawthorne Race Course Hires Kline

Gaming and racing operations veteran Kevin Kline has joined Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Illinois in the new position of chief executive officer of gaming. The facility recently began a $450 million development project and applied for a casino license.

The appointment, announced one month after Hawthorne applied for a casino license, is “in anticipation of its licensure,” the track said. The Illinois Gaming Board has until the end of the year to rule on the application.

Kline developed and managed casino and entertainment businesses including Resorts World Catskills Casino and Monticello Raceway in New York, Caesars Entertainment’s Horseshoe Cincinnati, Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky and the Horseshoe Casino Hammond in Indiana.

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