Penn National taps Zimmerman for Casino Rouge post

March 26, 2002 6:43 AM
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Long-time gaming executive Jon D. Zimmerman has been named general manager of the Casino Rouge in Baton Rouge, La., a property owned by Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN). Zimmerman has been serving as assistant general manager of the Pala Indian Casino in California. Previously, he was vice president and general manager of the Showboat Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas.

Lynn Rogers has been appointed account executive for AC Coin & Slot, the New Jersey-based slot machine manufacturer that also is the exclusive distributor of IGT gaming devices in Atlantic City and the Caribbean.

 Rogers is leaving her post as account executive for sales, marketing and promotions at International Game Technology (IGT) in Reno, Nev.

Settling some recent executive turmoil within the ­­hierarchy at Youbet.com Inc. (UBET), David Marshall, a co-founder of the company, has returned as chairman of the board and chief executive officer.

Richard “Skip” Hayward, tribal vice chairman of Mashantucket Pequots, owner and operator of the Foxwoods Casino, has appointed his brother, Robert, as his assistant in efforts to develop the tribe’s next phase of growth.

John W. Stoll is the new vice president of sales and marketing for Coinless Systems Inc. (CLSY). He previously held executive positions with Gaming Systems International and Playing Card Company of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Herbert Wolfe, well-known in the Atlantic City area as a casino operator, has been chosen by Carl Icahn to run the recently-acquired Sands Casino Hotel on the AC Boardwalk.

Two new appointees were announced Monday by Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. (HET). They are Chris Komanowski, vice president of development and Dr. David Richter, vice president of enterprise systems providers.

Komanowski joins the company from the Ritz-Carlton group where he was vice president of hotel development. Richter, whose responsibility will be to raise the efficiency and effectiveness of the company’s information-technology infrastructure, spent eight years at NEC Electronics.