Caesars Entertainment has announced the launch of a six-city Economic Equity Tour aimed at providing equal access to skill-based education to potential and current employees, suppliers and community members.

The Tour, cited by Caesars as the first of its kind for the gaming and hospitality industry, will be led by industry experts including community leaders, successful entrepreneurs and business executives and will focus on advising and providing resources in the areas of financial literacy, workforce development and entrepreneurship, as well as providing potential business opportunities for diverse suppliers.

The tour will include sessions on workforce development, non-profit leadership, financial empowerment and small business development. It will visit Caesars Entertainment properties in New Orleans, Hammond, Bossier City, Las Vegas, Baltimore, and Elizabeth.

“Equity is ensuring that everyone is provided with the correct resources and training they need to be successful, and equality is the fair and equal treatment of these individuals,” said Gwen Migita, Social Impact & Inclusion Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer.

“At Caesars Entertainment, we choose to focus on creating programs and a culture that prioritizes both, which is why we’re excited to extend this commitment in the form of our first Economic Equity Tour. Our goal with the Economic Equity Tour is to provide free and equal access to the necessary education and skills so that we can grow communities and build a strong pipeline of employees, suppliers and service providers.”

To expand the reach and accessibility of the tour, the firm will be hosting a series of five webinars, facilitated by subject matter experts. Topics covered in these webinars include information on expanding the presence of women of color in business, small business development, marketing, branding and more.