Gullbrants Named New Encore Boston Harbor President

Robert DeSalvio, who led the development of the $2.6 billion Encore Boston Harbor, a Wynn Resorts Ltd. property, was replaced four months after opening the casino by Brian Gullbrants, also a Wynn veteran.

“Bob leaves Encore with a hand-selected team prepared to take on the challenges ahead,” Wynn CEO Matt Maddox commented. “I salute him for his commitment to the project and, most importantly, his dedication to his team.”

Gullbrants also has experience opening casinos for Wynn, having done so at the Las Vegas Encore in 2008.

DeSalvio opened Encore Boston Harbor on June 23. Earnings were strong for tables but not as robust for slot machines. The most recent figures were from September, when the casino collected $48.9 million, a 7 percent decrease from the previous month.

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