Dreamscape Companies names Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino leadership team

The team will take over operations in October.
The team will take over operations in October.

The new leadership team will oversee the redevelopment and operation of the Las Vegas property.

US.- Dreamscape Companies has announced a new leadership team for the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The team will oversee the redevelopment, operation, financial, marketing, gaming, and entertainment aspects of the hotel and casino from October. The property was acquired from Caesars Entertainment in 2019.

The new casino-resort team includes president of gaming and entertainment Trevor Scherrer; chief financial officer Janice Fitzpatrick; chief marketing officer Tom Evans; chief gaming officer Kevin Sweet; and vice president of development and construction services Don Purdue.

With more than 30 years of gaming and hospitality industry experience in the Las Vegas market, Scherrer has held several executive leadership positions at Las Vegas resorts. He served as president and COO of the MGM Grand, president and COO of The Mirage and senior vice president New York-New York Hotel and Casino. Most recently, he was part of the Resorts World Las Vegas opening team as a resort development advisor, developing the innovative $4.3b project.

Fitzpatrick brings over 40 years of financial experience in the gaming and hospitality industries on both a domestic and international scale. She oversaw finance at resorts including Station Casinos, MGM Resorts International and The Venetian Las Vegas.

Evans has been a part of opening more than 10 hotels and casinos, including the Bellagio and ARIA resorts in Las Vegas, as well as leading the pre and post-marketing initiatives for CityCenter. He served as chief marketing officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for over six years.

Sweet worked as the vice president of slot operations and marketing at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, while Purdue has developed master-planned communities and golf courses and from 2017 has served as vice president of development, leading the remodel of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Dreamscape founder Eric Birnbaum said: “We are thrilled to have this talented team on board as they help us restore the Rio Hotel & Casino into a premiere destination once again, positioning the property as the go-to place for locals and tourists alike. These leaders have developed, opened and branded numerous projects in Las Vegas over the years, and it is their knowledge and wisdom that I will lean on as we implement our vision.”

Nevada gaming revenue reaches $1.31bn in March

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has reported that the state’s casinos generated $1.31bn in gaming revenue in March. That’s a decrease of 3.1 per cent year-on-year.

The Las Vegas Strip generated $724.5m, down 2.9 per cent year-on-year. Clark County as a whole, which includes the Strip, downtown Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, the Boulder Strip and other surrounding areas, generated $1.1bn, a 2.4 per cent decrease. Washoe County, which includes casinos in Reno, Sparks, and North Lake Tahoe, saw revenue fall 6.1 per cent year-on-year.

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