Guinn to re-appoint gaming regulators

Dec 10, 2002 4:58 AM

Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Dennis Neilander and his associate, Bobby Siller, are set for four more years in their positions, according to word from Gov. Kenny Guinn.

During last week’s Western Governors’ Conference, Guinn said he had decided to reappoint the pair although he hadn’t as yet made a formal announcement of the appointments.

Neilander, who spent nearly four years as the agency’s chief of corporate securities before being appointed to the board, served a one-year appointment before being named to a four-year term by Gov. Guinn.

Siller spent 25 years with the FBI, including three years as agent ”” in-charge of the Las Vegas office, before joining the board following a four-year appointment.

Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC, continues to staff its executive management team for the North Las Vegas casino it plans to open at the beginning of the new year.

Named director of marketing was Joey Whitacre, who has been performing marketing duties for the casino industry for the past dozen years.

Most recently, Whitacre, a UNLV graduate, was director of marketing for Herbst Gaming. He previously held positions with the Riviera Hotel & Casino, the Luxor, the Primadonna and the Stratosphere.

Named cage manager was George Lincoln Ebert who gaming experience spans nearly three and one-half decades.

In an associated announcement, Rampart Resorts Management, LLC, named Albert D. Washington as executive chef at the Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin.

He most recently served as executive chef at the Lady Luck Casino/Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas.

David Hughes is the new chief operating officer of Mountaineer Park, Inc., a subsidiary of MTR Gaming Group Inc. (MNTG). He most recently was chief financial officer of Penn National Gaming’s Charles Town Races & Slots property in West Virginia.

Two new directors have joined the board of MTR Gaming Group Inc. (MNTG). They are LC Greenwood, the former great defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Tom Brosig, a co-founder of Grand Casinos Inc. with Lyle Berman. Brosig guided the company through a merger with Park Place Entertainment Corp. (PPE) and later joined that company as president, mid-south region, and later senior vice president of development for PPE’s Indian projects.

Atlantic City gaming executive Steve Ritondo has been appointed senior vice president of relationship marketing by the Borgata. According to Bob Boughner, Borgata’s CEO, Ritondo will be responsible for player development, special events, loyalty card services and junket marketing.

Mark Fulton has been named the new chief operating officer of Wheeling Island Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc. The appointment will put Fulton, a former senior executive with Isle of Capri Inc. (ISLE), as head of the day-to-day operations of Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center in West Virginia.