Hambleton heads Rampart’s slots

July 02, 2002 8:15 AM
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Dale Hambleton, a two-decade veteran casino executive, has been appointed director of slot operations at Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin. The announcement was made by the property’s operator, Rampart Resort Management, LLC.

Hambleton has served in executive capacities at Binion’s Horseshoe and at the Gold River Gambling Hall in Laughlin and was vice president of corporate slot operations for Station Casinos Inc. He received his training in Financial Management at UNLV and holds many accreditations for teaching and management.

Richard St. Jean has been transferred by Station Casinos Inc. from his post as general manager of Wild Wild West Gambling Hall and Hotel to the new position of vice president and general manager of Fiesta Henderson Casino Hotel.

St. Jean, who holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant administration from the University of Massachusetts, has held management positions with Caesars Palace and Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and at the Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nev.

Kerry Packer, listed as Australia’s richest man and considered one of the world’s most recognized high-roller gamblers, has been playing an "active and constructive" role in the running of his various businesses, according to his son, James. Packer’s activities were curtailed several months ago when he had a kidney transplant.

Vincent L. Divito of New Jersey has been appointed to the board of directors of Riviera Holdings Corporation (RIV). He replaces James N. Land, Jr., who resigned. Divito is CFO and treasurer of Lonza, Inc.

Several management changes were announced by Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA). Dave Albrecht will become general manager of Ameristar Kansas City, Mo., replacing Tom Burke, who is leaving the company. Also, the company has established a management committee to oversee activities at several properties. The committee includes Art Hill, vice president of finance; Teresa Meyer, vice president of gaming, Dan Ihm, vice president of marketing, and Ray Neilsen, general manager of the company’s Vicksburg, Miss., property.

Anne Casey, a student at the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona, will serve as an intern with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club during the track’s summer race meeting beginning July 24.

Richard St. Jean