Foxwoods Resort Casino has appointed a new vice president of engineering and projects. Richard Emmons will be responsible for directing and coordinating overall facility maintenance, service repairs, rehab and cap-x constriction projects. Emmons has been working in the casino game for some time and his last position was in Macau with Wynn Resorts. He has also held key roles at Harrah’s and Bally, with VP of hotel operations Chris O’Connell adding: “He has extensive knowledge of the industry and shares our same goals fundamentally, economically, and environmentally.”
TCSJOHNHUXLEY has named Jean-Paul Symeonidis to the position of business development manager for Canada. From today he will be responsible for sales across the entire nation and be based in Montreal, Quebec. Symeonidis will report to Brad Broderick, COO for North America, and comes to the firm with 12 years of B2B account management experience. Commenting on the appointment, Broderick said: “J.P’s experience in the gaming sector along with the business relationships he has formed with many of the Casino Operators and Lottery Corporations across Canada, will play a major role in developing and strengthening our presence in the region.”
Moldovan casino businesses are turning to Romanian based E-Service to help with the country’s gaming industry growth. According to Bogdan Stinga, MD of E-Service, Moldova’s gaming industry could have “turnover in the region of €40m” with Stinga admitting that it’s “a small but significant local market for us”. Much of the activity now going on in Moldova is as a result of the closure of Russia’s casinos at the end of the 90s.