Mitch Garber

Mitch Garber is a Canadian born business executive and former practicing attorney.

Garber is CEO of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. He is responsible for the World Series of Poker globally as well as all interactive businesses worldwide for the Caesars casino brands which include Harrah's, Caesars Palace, WSOP, and others. In April 2013 he was named CEO of Caesars Acquisition Company a Caesars spinoff which will control Caesars Interactive, Planet Hollywood, the future Horseshoe brand casino in Baltimore and other assets. In 2011 he led the acquisition of Israel-based Playtika which operates some of the world's top grossing game applications on social networks including Facebook, mobile devices and tablets.

From 2006-2008 Garber was CEO of London Stock Exchange listed online entertainment and gaming leader PartyGaming Plc. As CEO of PartyGaming, Garber is credited with successfully diversifying the company's business through a series of mergers and acquisitions, and new product development. Garber left Partygaming in May 2008.

He was CEO of Optimal Payments Inc, (Nasdaq) from 2003-2006, and held senior executive positions at Terra Payments Inc. (Toronto Stock Exchange) from 1999-2003.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Relations from McGill University (1986) and a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa (1989). He was a practicing attorney from 1990-1999 specializing in gaming law. During that time he was also a television and radio sportscaster in Montreal.

He was named one of the 10 most influential people in the gaming industry by Global Gaming Business magazine. He has spoken on gaming and the internet in the British House of Lords, and has given expert testimony in the Canadian Senate, assisting in the shaping of gaming policy in Canada.

He lives in Montreal, Canada, and is active in philanthropy in Israel, Russia, the United Kingdom and Canada. He also sits on the board of the One Drop Foundation led by Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque Du Soleil.