The Venetian adds Messinger, Maruncic

June 04, 2002 12:40 PM


Two new gaming executives have joined The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino. They are Scott Messinger, vice president of advertising, and Phil Maruncic, vice president of slots.

Messinger will bring 25 years of experience to his new position. He has done marketing for such well-known companies as Xerox, Footlocker, Mercedes Benz/Canada, the U.S. Navy and Marriott. More recently, he was executive vice president for

Maruncic joins The Venetian from MGM Grand Detroit Casino where he was vice president of slot operations. He had been with the Detroit property from the very beginning and was involved in establishing revenue strategies.

Ted Mudge, former part/owner and president of AmTote, one of the country’s leading suppliers of totalizator equipment to racetracks, has sold his interest in the company and has joined Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEIC) as vice president of business development.

Mudge had bought the troubled totalizator company a decade ago with the brothers John and Jim Corckran, two Baltimore businessmen. With Mudge’s departure, the Corckrans have decided to continue running the business themselves.

In a change announced by Park Place Entertainment Corp. (PPE), Lorenzo Creighton, a former gaming regulator in both Mississippi and Iowa, has been named president of the Flamingo Las Vegas. He was formerly PPE’s corporate vice president for government and community affairs.