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Plummer joins Rivers Casino as gaming VP
Created on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:24 Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 19:20 Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 12:24 Written by Christian Morrow - Courier Staff Writer Hits: 4169
When hired, his title was slots manager, but that was only because the Rivers Casino hadn’t been approved for table games. That approval is expected shortly from the Gaming Control Board, meaning Corey Plummer is the Rivers’ new vice president of gaming, the highest ranking African-American in the company.
Plummer served as the vice president of slots at Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs, Calif., prior to joining Rivers Casino. He has broad management experience having worked for Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., opened Native American properties and managed gaming and casino marketing domestically and internationally. He also held executive positions with SKYCITY Casinos in Australia and New Zealand. Plummer began his career in the gaming industry with Harrah’s Entertainment.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds an MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. His current role includes leading the development of strategic initiatives for VIP services and gaming—including the casino’s proposed table games.
“We’re looking forward to Corey’s leadership of Rivers Casino’s launch of table games,” said Todd Moyer, general manager of Rivers Casino. “His expertise in slots and tables will help us bring our gaming experience to the next level.”
Moyer too, is a new addition to the Rivers, having taken over the General Manager’s position in February, but he is not new to the city. His wife grew up in Monroeville and attended the University of Pittsburgh. Moyer is a graduate of Shippensburg University and brings 20 years of gaming experience to the table.
“We’re going to raise a high bar even higher for Rivers Casino,” said Moyer. “I look forward to bringing western Pennsylvania the best casino experience available.”
Prior to accepting the GM spot at Rivers Casino, Moyer served as the General Manager of Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa. At Diamond Jo, he was integral in the transition of a riverboat casino operation to a land-based casino and entertainment complex.
Moyer also held executive positions with Palace Station Hotel & Casino and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, as well as Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City.
“Todd has a proven record of creating great experiences with both guests and the casino’s staff,” said Greg Carlin, CEO of Rivers Casino. “He brings innovation to every new challenge, and we look forward to what he will bring to Rivers.”
In December, the Rivers also brought in former Merrill Lynch investment banker Danielle K. Bateman as its new vice president of marketing.
The Rivers features 3,000 slots, nine restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. When approved, the casino will offer 86 table games beginning this summer, including poker, blackjack, roulette and craps.
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