http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/09/08/business/AP-US-Harrahs-Entertainment-Finances.html Harrah's Offers $720M in New Notes to Repay Debt By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: September 8, 2009 Filed at 2:43 p.m. ET LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Casino giant Harrah's Entertainment says it'll offer $720 million in new secured notes to give it more time to repay lenders. The private Las Vegas-based company said Tuesday that it will use the proceeds from selling the new notes, which will be due 2017, to repay debt that is due much sooner. Harrah's had $19.3 billion in long-term debt as of June 30. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing in August showed $661.2 million was due by the end of 2011. During its second quarter, the company swapped $5.4 billion in debt for $3.6 billion in new notes due 2018. It also paid off $1.3 billion through tender offers or open market purchases and issued $1.4 billion in new notes due 2017.