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Buro to Head Presque Isle

Buro to Head Presque Isle

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Fred A. Buro, the longtime Atlantic City casino executive who served as president of both Trump Plaza and the Tropicana, has been named general manager of the Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Buro, who was president of Trump Plaza in the late 1990s, last made news in 2007 as president of the Tropicana, when he was fired for refusing orders from William Yung, CEO of parent company Columbia Sussex, to slash the Trop’s workforce. Yung later was stripped of his license because of the massive layoffs, which led to claims of sub-standard service at the casino resort. Buro’s testimony before the Casino Control Commission was a key factor in Columbia Sussex losing the license, which was eventually picked up by current owner Carl Icahn.

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