Gaming industry veteran Chris Kern recently was promoted to general manager of MTR Gaming Group’s Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia. Previously, Kern had served as assistant general manager and vice president of marketing since June 2011.
Kern joined Mountaineer after four years as vice president of marketing at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he was responsible for rebranding and operations initiatives. He also served as director of marketing at Boomtown Casino and director of casino marketing at IP Hotel and Casino, both in Biloxi. He began his casino career in 1995 in Caesars’ Mid-South Region and at the Grand Casino Gulfport.
Bally Names Sales Director for Europe and North Africa
Slot and system manufacturer Bally Technologies announced that Stelios Tsapatos has been named director of game sales for the European and Northern Africa regions. He will be based in Bally’s European headquarters in Amsterdam.
Tsapatos will manage the regional sales force and oversee all gaming equipment sales throughout Europe and northern Africa. Among his objectives will be to lead Bally’s product proliferation in both western and eastern Europe and further establish Bally’s presence in those markets.
Tsapatos most recently was European sales manager for International Game Technology, where he was responsible for developing and executing the sales strategy in several European countries and maintaining relationships with key accounts.