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Cordish Names Billhimer PA Chief

Cordish Names Billhimer PA Chief

“We would support legislation that makes clear slot machines, as defined in Pennsylvania’s Gaming Act and which includes skill games, are only legal in licensed casinos.” —Joe Billhimer, Executive Vice President, Cordish Gaming Group

Baltimore’s Cordish Companies announced two executive appointments in July. Gaming industry veteran Joseph Billhimer was named executive vice president of Cordish Gaming Group, responsible for leading the company’s expansion into Pennsylvania with the development of two new Live! Casino properties in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Billhimer brings more than 25 years’ experience in the gaming and hospitality industries to his new position, most recently serving as chief operating officer of Eldorado Resorts, Inc. in Reno, Nevada. He also served as president of MTR Gaming, based in Wexford, Pennsylvania, prior to its merger with Eldorado Resorts.

Billhimer also served as CEO of Premier Entertainment, where he was named Executive of the Year for his efforts in developing and redeveloping the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi after its destruction by Hurricane Katrina.

Additionally, Billhimer has held leadership positions at Casino Magic Bay in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, Foundation Gaming Group in Gulfport, Mississippi, and Caesars Entertainment’s Grand Casino Resort, also in Gulfport.