Affinity Gaming, the Las Vegas-based owner of 11 casinos, announced that Tony Rodio, former chief of Tropicana Atlantic City, has been named Affinity chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Rodio, who guided the Tropicana to the No. 2 spot in the Atlantic City market after its prior owner lost its gaming license, has more than three decades of experience in the gaming industry and a strong track record of transformative growth.
Since 2011, Rodio has served as president, CEO and a member of the board of directors of Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. During his time at Tropicana, he led the unprecedented growth of the company, improving Tropicana’s overall financial results with net revenue increasing more than 50 percent through both operational improvements and further expansion into regional markets.
Additionally, Rodio oversaw major capital projects including the $200 million renovation of Tropicana Atlantic City. Prior to taking the helm at Tropicana, Rodio served in a variety of roles at Hollywood Casino and Harrah’s.