Hospitality and gaming company, MTR Gaming Group announced earlier today the recruitment of industry veteran Joseph L. Billhimer to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of MTR Gaming Group Inc., effective immediately.MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (MNTG) Appoints Joseph L. Billhimer as President and Chief Operating Officer
"Joe has been a major part of MTR Gaming's improved performance over the past few years and as President and COO, we expect he will continue to provide significant contributions to the company going forward," commented Steven M. Billick, Chairman of the Board of MTR Gaming Group, Inc.
With 30 years of experience working in the gaming industry, Billhimer joined MTR Gaming in April of 2011. Prior to joining MTR Gaming, he was the Founder of the Principal of Foundation Gaming Group, an advisory and management services firm targeting the gaming industry. From 2003 to 2008, Billhimer sat as President and CEO of Premier Entertainment LLC, the developer and parent of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
In addition he was named Casino Journal's Casino Executive of the Year in 2007 while at Premier Entertainment for his efforts in revitalizing the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino after tragically being destroyed by infamous Hurricane Katrina. Prior to Premier Entertainment, Billhimer held the position of President and General Manager of Caesars Entertainment's Grand Casino Resort in Gulfport, MS, and prior than that he acted as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Casino Magic in Bay St. Louis, MS.
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