Legendary actor and permanent Las Vegas resident Tony Curtis has agreed to become the spokesperson for the Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester, Washington. He recently appeared in theaters near the casino property in his new play, "Some Like It Hot." He will appear in Lucky Eagle’s advertising and will make several live appearances next year.
Roman Doroniuk has joined Magna Entertainment Corp. (MECA) as the company’s chief operating officer. He previously was president and chief operating officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
Also joining the company is John Perrotta who will become vice president of operations. A long-time horseman, Perrotta is past president of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Association.
Tim Cope, a long-time associate of founder Lyle Berman, chairman of Lakes Entertainment Inc. (LACO), has been promoted to company president, succeeding Berman who retains his position as chairman. Cope will continue to serve the company as chief financial officer.
Jeff Johnson, a former principal in the accounting firms of Laventhal & Horwath and Coopers & Lybrand, has joined GWIN Inc. (GWIN) as chief financial officer, according to an announcement by Wayne Root, company chief executive officer. GWIN, a sports handicapping company, specialized in developing and marketing sports handicapping advice and information on television, radio and on the Internet.
Virginia McDowell, a member of the management team of Argosy Gaming Company (AGY) has been promoted to senior vice president of operations. She takes the position formerly held by Jim Gulbrandsen who remains a senior vice president with a focus on the company’s strategic growth.
Harlan Goodson, director of the California Division of Gambling Control since January 1999, says he will retire on July 1. The announcement came on the heels of the retirement of his boss, John Hensley, chairman of the California Gambling Control Commission, who left his post on April 30.