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Fasulo heads Iowa casino for Ameristar

Oct 15, 2002 6:39 AM

   Ed Fasulo, who has spent more than three decades in various executive capacities with casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, has joined Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA) executive family as senior vice president and general manager for the Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs in Iowa.

   The property is the leading casino in Council Bluffs, Ia.

   Fasulo served as general manager of the Fiesta Casino Hotel in Las Vegas after having been chief operating officer at the Four Queens Hotel Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. While in Atlantic City, Fasulo was vice president for the Atlantis Casino Hotel.

   GTECH Holdings Corp. (GTK) has a new chairman. He is Emmett Paige Jr., a member of the company’s board of directors since 1997.

   He replaces W. Bruce Turner, who vacated the post to serve the company as its president and CEO. For several years, Turner, a West Point graduate who became a highly-rated gaming analyst with Salomon Smith Barney, joined the GTECH board in 1996 after retiring from his Wall Street duties.

   In 1999, after the company’s two top executives resigned unexpectedly, Turner took the helm as chairman and CEO, eventually returning credibility to the company. He returned to the board, but retained the chairman’s title, when another CEO was appointed. That lasted for about a year when the individual resigned. Turner once again took charge.

   Ferenc Szony, president and CEO of the Sands Regency Casino in Reno was hospitalized last week with what was described as complications from a major infection. His condition was upgraded on the weekend.

   Paul Ryan, a long-time employee of the Trump organization, has been named chief operating officer of Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City. He replaces Larry Mullin, who left to become part of the management team of The Borgata.