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Horseshoe Casino's general manager leaving

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Oct 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-17 11:20:57-04

CINCINNATI – Kevin Kline, the general manager of Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Casino, will be leaving the position next month.

Kline elected to resign from the position and his last day is Nov. 13, Caesars Entertainment representative Shannon Mortland said.

Kevin Kline has resigned as general manager of Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino.

"Kevin came to Cincinnati four years ago to launch the $450 million casino development in downtown Cincinnati, where he did a great job guiding the team through opening and its first two years of operations," Caesars Entertainment chief executive officer John Payne said in a statement Saturday. "The search for a new general manager will begin immediately. We wish Kevin well as he embarks upon the next phase of his successful career."

Mortland said she didn’t know if any other leadership changes would be coming to the casino, or who Kline’s replacement would be.

Horseshoe faced some rough patches this year, but Mortland said none of these incidents had any impact on Kline's departure.

In May, the state fined the casino $125,000 for violations of state regulations and its own internal controls.

In July, grand juries indicted six people, including three former Horseshoe employees, in two separate gaming scams.

Earlier this week, officials announced that thousands of dollars worth of chips had gone missing from the casino, possibly stolen.

In one recent highlight, the casino’s Terrace Rooftop Bar opened last month, offering casino guests a plush outdoor hangout with views of the Cincinnati skyline.

Before he came to Cincinnati to launch the casino, he worked as general manager for Horseshoe Hammond during its construction and development.

Kline is a board member of Downtown Cincinnati Inc., the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati, the Regional Business Council and the Brewery District Urban Redevelopment Corporation.