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Birtha New Pascua President

Birtha New Pascua President

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Sol Casinos announced the appointment of Mark A. Birtha as president and chief development officer. Birtha will have general management responsibilities for the operations of Casino Del Sol, Casino of the Sun and the 4,500-seat AVA Amphitheater.

In addition, Birtha will oversee the design, construction and operations of Casino Del Sol’s $120 million hotel expansion development.

Birtha is a veteran of gaming and hospitality management. Most recently, he was vice president of development and project manager for Marriott International, where he oversaw the development of a $3 billion hotel, casino and convention center in Las Vegas as well as other brand opportunities. Prior to that he was vice president of development, operations and administration for the W Las Vegas Hotel Casino Convention Center project. Birtha has held executive positions with Las Vegas Sands Corp. in corporate development, casino marketing and conference management.

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