Regulators OK slots firm founder

October 23, 2001 6:46 AM
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Robert Luciano, Jr., founder of the new slot manufacturing company Sierra Design Group, was granted a permanent license by the Nevada Gaming Commission last week. He previously had received a two-year license.

Richard Lee Schulze was licensed to be president and director of HCC Corp., for the Pritzker Family’s Hyatt hotel chain. The company operates casinos in both Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe.

Edson “Ted” Arneault, was approved as president and CEO of MTR Gaming Group Inc., operator of the Ramada Inn and Speedway Casino in North Las Vegas.

Paul Rubeli, longtime chairman and CEO of Aztar Corp.(AZR), received the blessing of the Commission to continue leading the company that owns the Tropicana Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas and the Ramada Express Inc. in Laughlin.

Leonard Blackwell, a Gulfport, Miss., lawyer, has been named chairman of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. He succeeds Bill Gresham, Jr., whose four-year term expired on Oct. 1.

Jeffrey D. Goldstein, chairman and CEO of a Bettendorf, Iowa, barge company, has been elected to the board of directors of Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (ISLE).

Tom Baker, president and CEO of International Game Technology (IGT), and Glenn Christenson, executive vice president and CFO of Station Casinos Inc. (STN) have been appointed to the board of directors of the National Center for Responsible Gaming.