Jay Snowden

Jay Snowden

Chief Executive Officer and President

Jay Snowden is Chief Executive Officer and President of PENN Entertainment (“PENN”), North America’s leading provider of integrated entertainment, sports content, and casino gaming experiences. PENN operates 43 properties in 20 states, online sports betting in 19 jurisdictions and iCasino in five jurisdictions, under a portfolio of well-recognized brands including Hollywood Casino®, L’Auberge®, ESPN BET and theScore Bet Sportsbook and Casino®.

Since assuming the role of CEO in January 2020, Mr. Snowden has led PENN’s expansion into sports media, entertainment and technology, including its acquisition of theScore in 2021, and the long-term strategic partnership with ESPN to create and launch ESPN BET in 2023.  PENN’s ability to leverage the leading sports media brands in the United States (ESPN) and Canada (theScore) allows the Company to significantly expand its omni-channel footprint and efficiently grow its customer ecosystem.

Mr. Snowden served as President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2017, was appointed to the Board of Directors in August 2019, and has held various senior leadership roles since joining the Company in October 2011.  During his tenure as President and Chief Operating Officer, he led the Company’s successful margin improvement plans as well as the Company’s integration efforts following its acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment.  

Prior to joining PENN, Mr. Snowden held leadership positions with Caesars Entertainment Corporation in several markets, including Las Vegas, NV and Atlantic City, NJ.  Mr. Snowden holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis

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