New role for Danny Adkins

Mar 4, 2008 7:00 AM

by Ray Poirier | A dozen years ago, Danny Adkins was running around Las Vegas casinos trying to get more race book operators interested in taking wagers on Hollywood Greyhound Park in Florida.

Today, his principal role is finding an experienced staff to operate a casino in Nitro, West Virginia.

He still has the same employer, the partnership of Hartman and Tyner of Detroit, Mich., whose gaming investments include horse and dog tracks, and also the Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center that is being transformed into a casino called Mardi Gras Gaming.

Recently, Adkins announced the appointment of Richard Tessler, whose gaming experience was developed at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut. Other experienced personnel will soon follow, Adkins said.