Greektown Casino names Ed Di Rocco vice president

Jan 23, 2001 8:31 AM

Eddie Di Rocco has been promoted to vice president of player development at Greektown Casino in Detroit, Chief Operating Officer Michael V. Mecca announced Monday.

Di Rocco, 32, moves up from his post as director of player development, where he headed a talented staff of 42 executives responsible for recruiting and retaining customers and ensuring employees deliver consistently superior guest service.

"Eddie Di Rocco has the skills and experience to make sure our guests receive only the best service at Greektown Casino," Mecca said. "And at the same time, the newly appointed vice president is leading player recruitment and retention programs."

Di Rocco is the son of GamingToday Co-Publisher Chuck Di Rocco. He joined Greektown in Spring 1999 from the marketing staff of Mandalay Bay, where he served as an executive casino host. Prior to that, Di Rocco worked in casino credit and later as a marketing executive at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Greektown Casino is in the heart of Greektown, a downtown Detroit neighborhood well noted as a fun place. It is the third casino to open in the metropolitan area. It joins MGM Grand Detroit and Motor City.

Casino revenues — especially among table game players — has been strong. and better than expected.

Greektown has 2,400 slot machines and 103 table games in a 75,000 square-foot, Mediterranean-themed gaming area. The Greektown neighborhood features more than two dozen restaurants, pubs, confectionaries and other shops. It is a short walk to Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, and Detroit’s Foxtown theater district.

Eddie Di Rocco is a native Las Vegan.