Management shake-up at The Rio?

Jul 10, 2001 6:27 AM

In an apparent shake-up, Harrah’s has brought in a new management team for The Rio in Las Vegas.

On Monday, Harrah’s announced that Tom Jenkin, senior vice president and general manager at Harrah’s Las Vegas, will assume the additional duties of senior vice president and general manager at the Rio in Las Vegas. His appointment follows the resignation of Jay Sevigny, Rio president, and Cary Rehm, Rio general manager.

In another change, the Rio will now fall into the company’s Western Division, which is under the responsibility of Division President Carlos Tolosa.

Jenkins will oversee operations at both Las Vegas hotels.

The changes follow reports that The Rio suffered substantial table game losses, which contributed to less-than-expected gaming revenues.

One insider told GamingToday that much of The Rio’s losses were incurred against one player, who beat the casino for $9 million.