LAS VEGAS, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tropicana Entertainment Inc. announced today that Anthony Rodio has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Atlantic City Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tropicana Entertainment and Executive Vice President of Tropicana Entertainment. Mr. Rodio is expected to start in his new positions on June 1, 2011, subject to receiving all required gaming approvals. Mr. Rodio has been the Vice President and General Manager of Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana since October 2008. Mr. Rodio will report to the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Entertainment, Daniel Ninivaggi.
Mr. Rodio has over 31 years in various roles in the gaming industry in multiple jurisdictions. Prior to joining Hollywood Casino, Mr. Rodio was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Resorts International properties in Atlantic City and Mississippi.
"We are very excited to welcome Tony Rodio to our team," said Carl C. Icahn, Chairman of the Board of Tropicana Entertainment. "Tropicana Atlantic City is well positioned to continue providing a fun and exciting gaming environment in Atlantic City. Tony brings many years of industry experience and has a strong background in Atlantic City gaming. We look forward to Tony leading this important property."
Mr. Rodio replaces Mark Giannantonio who has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Atlantic City since 2007. "Mark's efforts and contributions to Tropicana Atlantic City are sincerely appreciated," said Mr. Icahn. "On behalf of the Board of Directors and everyone else at Tropicana, we thank Mark for his years of service in making Tropicana Atlantic City the valued property it is today."
About Tropicana Entertainment
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. ("Tropicana Entertainment") owns and operates 8 casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, and New Jersey. In addition, the Company owns a development property in Aruba. Tropicana Entertainment properties collectively have 5,750 rooms, 8,300 slot positions and 240 table games.
Contact: Trent Dang, Tropicana Entertainment Inc. – 702-589-3875 – tdang [at] tropicanaent.com
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