There’s new leadership at the del Lago Resort & Casino.
del Lago announced the promotion of Lance Young, vice president of gaming operations, to executive vice president and general manager on Tuesday.
Young will be assuming the role formerly held by Mark Juliano, who has accepted the role of chief gaming officer at Baha Mar, a luxury casino and resort in Nassau, Bahamas.
Young has been a part of the del Lago Resort & Casino leadership team since August 2016, prior to the property opening. He has been an integral part of the team, playing a pivotal role in del Lago Resort & Casino’s launch and successful operations. Young began his del Lago career as vice president of table games where he designed the layout of the gaming floor and table games equipment and developed internal controls, policies and procedures. He was also responsible for helping to develop the company culture and core values as well as staff training. As vice president of gaming operations, Young managed capital projects including the upcoming sportsbook, totaling over $6M. In 2018, he managed the property during the general manager transition, overseeing all operations and marketing of del Lago Resort & Casino. Young has more than 25 years of experience in the gaming industry and held executive roles at Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Pennsylvania and Cannery Casino Resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This change comes at an exciting time for del Lago Resort & Casino as the construction of DraftKings Sportsbook at del Lago is officially underway. Del Lago Resort & Casino plans open the highly anticipated 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art sportsbook later this summer.
“We are fortunate to have had Mark’s veteran leadership and strategic focus as he helped increase our guest-focused programming, events and offers, ensuring del Lago Resort & Casino was on track for record growth as we embark on our new sportsbook offerings,” said Aaron Gomes, chief operating officer at del Lago Resort & Casino. “We truly appreciate the impact Mark has made on del Lago Resort & Casino and wish him all the best as he takes on an undeniable leadership role of a lifetime. We are also incredibly thrilled for Lance as he steps into this new role and we look forward to seeing the momentum continue under his leadership.”
“I have deeply enjoyed my time at del Lago Resort & Casino,” Juliano said. “While it will be extremely hard to leave a company and community I have grown to love, this was an opportunity I could not pass up. This is a very exciting time for del Lago Resort & Casino with the opening of the new sportsbook just around the corner. With Lance at the helm, the resort and casino is well-poised for continued growth and success.”
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