Cordish Gaming Group, a Cordish Companies division, has confirmed Joe Billhimer’s appointment as Executive Vice-President.
With the construction of two new live casino properties in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Billhimer will be responsible for taking the reins on the company’s expansion into the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of her new position.
Rob Norton, President, Cordish Gaming Group said: “We make it a priority to hire experts of the highest caliber in the industry and we have certainly found that in Joe. Under his leadership, we are confident that our new Live! Casino properties will deliver the same unparalleled gaming and entertainment experiences that guests have come to expect at our other Live! branded locations.”
Most recently, Billhimer worked as the chief executive officer of Eldorado Resorts in Reno, Nevada, and has over 25 years of experience in gaming and hospitality. His previous roles include the president of MTR Gaming before integrating with Eldorado Resorts, CEO of Premier Entertainment, as well as Foundation Gaming Group leadership positions, Caesars Entertainment’s Grand Casino Resort in Gulfport, MS, and Casino Magic Bay in St. Louis, MS.
Norton added: “We join Joe and his team in our excitement to usher in a new era for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with projects that will positively impact surrounding communities through strategic economic development, employment opportunities and philanthropic initiatives.”
The Live is New! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia is said to be a ‘world-class’ destination for sports, dining and entertainment and expected to open in early 2021. Pittsburgh’s neighbouring property is said to be a 100.00 square-foot facility that features 750 slots and electronic table games and has 30 live action table games and sportsbooks.