Mick D. Roemer, a well-known gaming executive who has toiled for a number of machine manufacturers, has signed on as vice president of game development for Bally Gaming and Systems, a subsidiary of Alliance Gaming Corp. (ALLY).
Roemer most recently was senior vice president and general manager of Anchor Gaming (Slot), a position he assumed when Anchor Gaming acquired Powerhouse Technologies.
He started in the gaming industry in 1984 as senior account executive with International Game Technology (IGT).
Scott Scherer, who gained wide experience in the gaming industry as a former Nevaada assistant attorney general, has been appointed to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, succeeding chairman Steve DuCharme.
DuCharme spent 10 years on the board, the last two as chairman. He retires Jan. 1.
Scherer, a former unsuccessful candidate for attorney general, has been serving as chief of staff for Gov. Kenny Guinn. Replacing him will be Marybel Batjer, a former White House staffer in the Reagan administration.
At MGM MIRAGE, Cynthia Kiser Murphey has been promoted to senior vice president of human resources. A graduate of UNLV, she has a masters degree in hotel administration. She joined the MGM Grand family in 1993 and was vice president of MGM Grand Hotel/Casino.
Jackie Brett, who spent 13 years with the Nevada Commission on Tourism, has joined the Sahara Hotel and Casino as director of marketing and entertainment.
Traci S. Coulter has joined Preferred Public Relations & Marketing as publicity coordinator. She recently moved to Las Vegas from Pennsylvania.
Innovative Gaming Corporation of America (IGCA) has appointed Andrew Tottenham to its board of directors. He replaces Ron Zideck, who resigned.
Antone Cook has resigned as vice president of gaming operations for Black Hawk Gaming & Development Co. of Colorado. Stephen Roark, Black Hawk president, said Cook resigned for personal reasons. No replacement has been chosen.