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Actor – Comedian Rob Riggle Appointed New Mayor of Funner, California

Riggle Succeeds David Hasselhoff in Leading the People of Funner Beginning May 2019

Funner CAHarrah’s Resort Southern California has formally inaugurated acclaimed actor and comedian Rob Riggle, the second official mayor of Funner, California, in an over-the-top ceremony complete with a VIP purple carpet entrance, golden eagle statues and a harpist that took place at Dive, the resort’s pool paradise.

“Rob Riggle is ‘funner’ personified,” said Darrell Pilant, senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Resort SoCal. “As we like to say, Funner is a place where people can escape the day-to-day stresses of life and experience the unexpected. Riggle has dreamt up a whole new level of fun to kick off his mayorship and exemplifies all that this city stands for: good times. We’re eager to see what he has in store in his new role.”

The masses gathered and cheered as Mayor Riggle was introduced. With one hand placed on the official Book of Funner, Riggle was sworn in by Pilant and Tribal Chairman Bo Mazzetti of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and was gifted a key to the city, solidifying his status as Funner’s newest leader.

“We are very fortunate to have Rob Riggle as the new Mayor of Funner, CA.,” said Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians.  “We believe his extensive background as a comedian, actor and military veteran will attract new visitors and friends alike to Rincon’s Harrah’s Resort Southern California.  This relationship is the beginning of an exciting time for all of us and we look forward to a whole ‘lotta funner.”

As the mayor of Funner, Riggle will work with the Harrah’s Resort SoCal team to maintain the high standard of fun that locals and guests alike have come to expect. Riggle will bring in top-tier entertainment acts to The Events Center; assist with the development of innovative new property programming including upgraded cabana packages at Dive and a new “Mayoral Hotline” that guests can utilize to listen to bedtime stories and mayoral tips from Riggle himself. He will also add his own flavor to the resort’s food and beverage offerings at Fiore, Spiked cocktail lounge and more.

“Well, this is fun! It’s not every day that you get to step in The Hoff’s shoes and get the key to the city” said Mayor Riggle. “If you’re funless, we’ll turn that around. If you’re FUN with a capital F-U-N, we’ll reward you. Funner is more than a destination; it’s a feeling, experience and a place you can go to escape reality. Everybody is invited and all are welcome. It’s my duty to bring the fun. I have big plans for my tenure and you’ll just have to come visit  Funner to see what’s in store.”

For more information about Harrah’s Resort SoCal and Funner, California please visit www.harrahssocal.com and www.visitfunner.com. Follow the resort on Facebook at www.facebook.com/harrahssocal and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/harrahssocal.