Alliance boss gets okay from GCB

May 7, 2002 7:03 AM

Commending the "turnaround" at Alliance Gaming, Nevada’s Gaming Control Board recommended approval of Robert Miodunski as president, CEO and director.

Miodunski, who came to United Coin in 1991, now leads the conglomerate that also includes Bally Gaming, Apt Games and Casino Electronics. Robert Saxton, a corporate exec since 1982, was named senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer.

Beating analysts’ projections, Alliance revenues jumped 12 percent last quarter. Miodunski credited the "exceptional" performance of the company’s European division, Bally Wulff, for Alliance’s strong results, along with a 39 percent increase in revenues at Bally Gaming and Systems.

In other action, the board recommended approval of:

  • Sands Regent’s purchase of the Gold Ranch Casino in Verdi. The giant truck stop has a California lottery outlet and North America’s fourth busiest gas station.

  • Kevin John Mahoney as general manager of Mahoney’s Silver Nugget and the Opera House casino. But the owner’s son was grilled by board members over a December 2000 auto accident in which he left the scene of the crash. Board members recommended a two-year limited gaming license.

  • Ronald Mark Rowan as chief financial officer, secretary, treasurer and director of Aristocrat Technologies, Casino Data Systems and CDS Gaming. Rowan is the son of gaming control’s retired senior investigator Earl Rowan.

The panel also reversed a staff recommendation and awarded $169 to Thomas McIntosh in his dispute with the Las Vegas Club sports book, citing "poorly drafted" rules.