Mike Rumbolz, longtime gaming executive and a former
Nevada gaming regulator, has been appointed president and chief executive
officer of Cash Systems, Inc. (CKN), a company that provides cash access and
related services to the retail and gaming industries.
Rumbolz replaced Craig Potts, company founder and CEO on Jan.
1. Potts will continue his association with the company as a part-time employee
focusing on sales and business development opportunities.
A graduate of UNLV, with a law degree from the University of
Southern California, Rumbolz left the private practice of law in 1983 to become
Nevada’s chief deputy attorney general. He later became a member of the Nevada
Gaming Control Board and subsequently its chairman.
During his gaming career, he held executive positions with
Circus Circus Enterprises Inc., Casino Data Systems, Anchor Gaming and Trump
Hotels & Casino Resorts. He also was the first president and managing
director of Windsor Casino Limited, a consortium company owned by Hilton Hotel
Corp, Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc. and Caesars World.
Looking to capitalize on the current poker craze, Harrah’s
Entertainment Inc. (HET) has retained Pilson Communications Inc. to
develop new broadcast extensions for the World Series of Poker.
Pilson Communications Inc. was formed in 1995 by former CBS
Sports President Neal H. Pilson who has vast experience in developing television
deals for professional sports activities including a historic $2.4 billion
network television agreement for NASCAR with FOX, NBC and Turner Broadcasting.
Pilson will have responsibility to renegotiate Harrah’s
telecast agreement with ESPN, the cable network that produces and airs episodic
coverage of the WSP event with a goal of expanding the “audience that it
already enjoys,” according to a company spokesman.
Continuing its efforts to develop a tribal casino in upstate
New York, Caesars Entertainment Inc. (CZR) has hired Barbara Garigliano
as a special consultant for the development of the planned $500 million Mohawk
Mountain Casino Resort.
The company identified Garigliano as a 20-year veteran in the
practice of real estate law in Sullivan County where the casino project will be
She replaces Richard Miller who resigned to pursue another
business opportunity, the company said.
The project involved a joint working relationship between
Caesars and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) has named Brad Serwin as
the company’s general counsel and secretary. Most recently, Serwin was
executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Ticketmaster. He
previously was affiliated with PAULA Financial.
Also LVS announced that Thuy Trinh, chief operating
officer of the Sands Macau casino, had resigned effective immediately. Pending
the appointment of a successor, Trinh’s duties will be performed by Frank
McFadden, chief operating officer of Sands Macau.
GTECH Holdings Corporation (GTK) has announced the
appointment of Walter G. DeSocio as senior vice president, general
counsel and corporate secretary.
DeSocio will be leaving his post as chief administrative
officer at Internap Network Services Corporation. He previously was general
counsel and senior vice president for Concert B.V.
In addition to degrees from Colgate University and New York
Law School, DeSocio received valedictory honors and an LL.M. degree from
Cambridge University in England.