Fuller promoted to United Tote chief

Dec 5, 2000 8:13 AM

Donald R. Fuller, one of the country’s leading experts in the field of totalizator services, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of United Tote, a subsidiary of Anchor Gaming (SlOT).

He continues as the subsidiary’s president.

With more than three decades of service to the pari-mutuel industry, Fuller has held executives positions with all major totalizator companies.

Also promoted by Anchor Gaming was Kevin O’Keefe, who becomes United Tote’s Chief Operating Officer. He also retains the title of executive vice president.

In his new position, Fuller announced that he had named Terry Koenig as vice president of North American Sales and Customer Service. Koenig has spent 21 years in the pari-mutuel industry.

For two decades, Peter George led the English gambling company, Ladbroke. But, in the past year, with the company moving out of the gambling business to concentrate on its hotel business under the name of Hilton Group, George came under pressure.

Last month, George stepped aside and was replaced by David Michels, whose expertise was in the hotel business. The company announced that George had resigned on his own. "There was no ousting and no row," said a spokesman.

Now, however, comes word that George received a severance of £3 million, roughly $4.26 million American. The amount has raised a lot of eyebrows among stockholders who now believe that George was bought out of his position. He reportedly has married an American woman and is planning to make his home in this country.

Trent Walker has been named director of finance for Palace Station Hotel & Casino. He previously worked at Bellagio Hotel & Casino.

GEM Communications has appointed Peter N. Havens as executive vice president of its U.S. publications and as leader of its trade shows.

Dr. Satya N. Atluri has joined the board of directors of CAPS (Certified Airline Passenger Services).

Shawn McGhee is the new COO of PurchasePro.com, replacing Christopher Carton, who continues as company president and a member of the board of directors.