Arthur M. Goldberg, president and CEO of Park Place Entertainment, the world’s largest gaming company, died Oct. 19 in Las Vegas due to complications from bone marrow failure. He was 58.Park Place Entertainment owns, manages or has an interest in 28 gaming properties under the Bally’s, Paris, Caesars, Flamingo, Grand and Hilton brand names. Five of the casinos are in Las Vegas. Most have entertainment venues. A native of New Jersey, Goldberg held a bachelor of arts degree from Rutgers and obtained his Juris doctorate at Villanova Law School where he was on the Law Review. Prior to joining Park Place, Goldberg was executive veep and president of gaming operations for Hilton Hotels. He had also served as chief executive of Bally Entertainment. In addition to helming Park Place, at his death Goldberg was a director of Hilton Hotels Corp., chairman of Bally Total Fitness, and CEO of Di Giorgio Corp., a major grocery distributor in the N.Y.-N.J. metropolitan area. He is survived by wife Veronica, four children and six grandchilren.
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