Juris Basens returns to the Company
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
(NYSE: PNK) today announced the appointment of Juris Basens
as Vice President and General Manager and Barry Regula as Assistant General Manager of Boomtown Casino Hotel
in Bossier City, Louisiana.
...Mr. Basens, age 48, replaces Dale Darrough, who had been General Manager of Boomtown Bossier City since December 2001.
Bringing over 24 years' experience in the gaming industry, Mr. Basens
rejoins the property's management team after two years as General Manager of Hollywood Casino
in Shreveport, LA. From June 1997 to August 1999, Mr. Basens
was the General Manager of Casino Magic-Bossier City, the precursor to Boomtown Bossier City
, where he
was responsible for the day-to-day operations, as well as the development of the property's 188-room hotel.Prior to his experience at Hollywood Casino and Casino Magic-Bossier City, Mr. Basens served as Chief Operating Officer of Casino Magic Corporation, where he was responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Company's three casino properties.Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer of Casino America, now known as Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.Earlier in his career, he held various positions at Resorts International in Atlantic City, NJ and Carnival's Crystal Palace in Nassau, Bahamas.Mr. Basens
family have lived in the Shreveport/Bossier City area since 1996.
regional experience and history at the property will serve us well as we work to establish the re-branded property as a service and quality leader in the Shreveport/Bossier City market.