Rock Casino Cleveland
Tricano, vice president and general manager for Station Casinos LLC, is expected to begin his new job next month, Rock Gaming said in a news release. He will become general manager at Horseshoe Casino and oversee strategic direction and operations of ThistleDown and the Marriott International-managed Ritz-Carlton Cleveland.
Scott Lokke, who is currently senior vice president and general manager of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, will move to the same position at ThistleDown Racino, reporting to Tricano.
Tricano is the second Station Casinos executive to join Rock Gaming. President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Dunkeson, a former Station executive, was hired in 2013.
Rock Gaming announced earlier this month that by June 2016 it would take over management of the two gambling venues in Northeast Ohio and Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati from Caesars Entertainment Corporation. The properties will have new names and new reward programs as Caesars Entertainment Corp. will pull its branding and cease operating the casinos and racino.
Station Casinos operates 18 casinos in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada. Tricano was vice president and general manager of the company's flagship Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa.
"Mark's broad industry experience and record of success will be instrumental as we transition operations of our Ohio properties, " said Dunkeson in a statement.