Promotion for Smith

August 28, 2001 4:26 AM
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Jerry Smith has been promoted to general counsel at Shuffle Master Inc. He succeeds Thomas Barry who will continue to serve the company as special counsel.

Smith, who graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law, was previously affiliated with the law firm of Hale Lane Peek Dennison Howard and Anderson. He joined Shuffle  Master in March of this year.

Rhett Long, president of Reno Hilton, and Michael Caryl, senior vice president of Caesars Tahoe, are no longer employed by Park Place Entertainment Corp. (PPE). No reasons were given for their departures.

Bernard “Bud” Jones, founder and operator of the Bud Jones Co., manufacturer and distributor of casinos supplies for nearly four decades, died last week at the age of 86.

Michael Saunders and Dr. Rolf Carlson have been elected to the board of directors of Coinless Systems Inc. (CLSY).