Roy tapped by Station Casinos as new slots chief

Nov 6, 2001 5:36 AM

Dan Roy has been appointed corporate vice president of slot operations for Station Casinos Inc. (STN). The announcement was made by Stephen Cavallaro, Station Casinos’ chief operating officer.

Roy was senior vice president and general manager for Harveys’ Casino Resorts in Council Bluffs, Iowa. His past Las Vegas experience was in the slots departments of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino.

In another Station Casinos announcement, it was noted that Robert Crowe is the new director of finance for The Fiesta Casino Hotel. He previously was director of finance and planning for Harveys Resort & Casino at Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Peter George, longtime CEO of Ladbroke, the English bookmaking, casino and hotel company, has joined Park Place Entertainment Corp. (PPE) as senior vice president and managing director of the company’s international arm.

The move was seen by many in England as a step by Park Place Entertainment toward entering the U.K.’s gaming market. This was particularly so because of a recent government report that suggested England should ease its restrictions on gaming and should broaden its gaming enterprises.

George, who headed the company’s gaming activities in the U.S. as well as in the U.K., resigned from Ladbroke, now called Hilton Group, when it became obvious that the company’s future would be in the hotel business and not in gaming.

Recently, London Clubs International, operator of several casinos in London, announced that it was working a deal to get out from under with its investment in Aladdin Resort Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas and would then be attractive to a potential buyer. Analysts have speculated that PPE would be among the company’s suitors.

Richard L. deFlon has been appointed senior vice president of design for Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA).

Two additional promotions have been announced by International Game Technology (IGT). They are: Margaret Ciorciari is now director of business development of IGT Gaming Systems, and Anne Molinari is director of order administration.

Philip C. Parenti, who becomes administrator for the Illinois Gaming Board on Nov. 17, says he plans to take a “fresh look” at the state’s 10th and last riverboat license and the reason it was not granted to Emerald Casino at its Rosemont location.