Bally’s EVP of government relations Marc Crisafulli to retire

Crisafulli joined Bally’s in May 2019.
Crisafulli joined Bally’s in May 2019.

Crisafulli joined Bally’s in 2019 as executive VP of government relations.

US.- Bally’s Corporation has announced that Marc Crisafulli, its executive VP of government relations, legal and regulatory, has retired from the company, effective immediately. Crisafulli joined Bally’s in May 2019 as executive VP of government relations.

He later served as executive VP of Twin River Worldwide Holdings and president of Twin River and Tiverton Casinos, prior to the company’s rebrand to Bally’s Corporation in 2020.

Bally’s CEO Lee Fenton said: “I want to thank Marc for his commitment and many contributions to Bally’s over the last few years. I especially want to acknowledge Marc’s work with Rhode Island, including his efforts in advancing important state legislation and for his role in moving our corporate headquarters to Providence.

“On behalf of our Board and management team, we want to thank Marc for his guidance and for his role in positioning us for our next phase of growth. We wish him the best in his retirement.”

Bally’s chairman Soo Kim added: “Marc led a robust expansion of Bally’s in recent years. During his time, he developed important relationships and respect among regulators, partners, and colleagues. We look forward to building on what Marc has helped establish, and we wish him all the best in this next chapter.”

Crisafulli commented: “I could not be prouder of what our team has accomplished in just a few years, and I am especially grateful for the relationships formed and efforts executed in the State of Rhode Island.

“It has been a privilege to see the company grow and evolve, and I want to thank Lee and Soo, and the entire team for their support, leadership, and friendship. I wish the company continued success.”

Nevada Gaming Control Board recommends Bally’s takeover of Tropicana Las Vegas

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has unanimously recommended the approval of Bally’s Corporation to acquire the operations of the Tropicana Las Vegas casino and hotel on the Strip. The deal is expected to close if the Nevada Gaming Commission approves the recommendation at its September 22 meeting.

Gaming and Leisure Properties sold the iconic venue to the Rhode Island-based company for $308m in April 2021. The sale of the nearly 1,500-room hotel, casino, theatre and convention property also involves a sale-and-leaseback transaction relating to Bally’s Black Hawk, Colorado and Rock Island, Illinois. Bally’s has a 50-year lease for Tropicana starting at $10.5m annually.

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