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Harrah’s taps Marrandino

Oct 21, 2003 8:29 AM

Harrah’s Entertainment announced Monday that gaming executive Don Marrandino has been named to head its operations for Northern Nevada.

Effective immediately, Marrandino will serve as general manager of Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Harveys.

Upon regulatory approval, Marrandino will be named senior vice president of Harrah’s Northern Nevada, with oversight of Harrah’s properties in Reno and Lake Tahoe.

Harrah’s executives added that Michael Silberling, general manager of Harrah’s Reno, will report to Marrandino.

Moreover, Marrandino will report to Anthony Sanfilippo, Harrah’s Western division president.

"Don is an exceptionally talented casino operator, and we are fortunate to have him join our team," said Tim Wilmott, Harrah’s chief operating officer. "Throughout his many years as a gaming executive, Don has consistently infused excitement and energy into the casino properties he’s led. His experience and skill will help our Reno and Lake Tahoe properties remain the clear leaders of the Northern Nevada market."

Marrandino most recently served as executive vice president and general manager of Wynn Las Vegas. He previously served as president and chief operating officer of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; president of East Side Operations for Station Casinos, Inc.; and senior vice president and general manager of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino prior to its acquisition by Harrah’s.

Founded 65 years ago, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. operates 26 casinos in the United States.