Rockin’ Don Marrandino, head of Caesars Entertainment’s eastern region, stepping down January 5, 2013 at 5:03 am ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTIC CITY – A Caesars Entertainment casino executive known as Rockin’ Don is stepping down after more than three years as president of the company’s eastern division. Nevada-based Caesars Entertainment Corp. said in a statement Friday evening Don Marrandino is pursuing other interests. Marrandino, who also worked in Las Vegas, took the position in Atlantic City in 2009, overseeing Caesars Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City, Showboat Casino Hotel and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Marrandino is a friend of rock singer Sammy Hagar. He opened a bar with country star Toby Keith and has jammed onstage with folk rock singer John Eddie. Kevin Ortzman will become general manager of all the Caesars properties in Atlantic City except for Harrah’s if regulators approve. John Smith would remain the Harrah’s general manager.