Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN: Nasdaq) (the “Company” or “Penn National Gaming”) announced today that Jose Flores, who has served as the Assistant General Manager of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, West Virginia since August 2011, has been promoted to General Manager of Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor, replacing John Osborne who recently announced his retirement from Penn National Gaming. Mr. Flores’ appointment, effective March 2014, is subject to customary regulatory approvals and he will report directly to John Finamore, Senior Vice President of Regional Operations for Penn National Gaming.
Mr. Flores, a 20-year veteran of the gaming industry, began his career at Empress Joliet in 1994 and has been with Penn National Gaming since the Company acquired Argosy Gaming Company in October 2005. During his tenure at Empress Joliet and then Hollywood Casino Joliet, he held several positions of increasing responsibility in food and beverage operations including Vice President of Facility Operations from August 2009 until his move to Charles Town in August 2011. Mr. Flores holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Robert Morris University.
Mr. Finamore commented, “We believe that Jose’s strong track record of success in roles of increasing importance and responsibility at both our Joliet and Charles Town properties over the course of a 20-year career make it clear that he is the ideal person to take the reins from John Osborne at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway in Bangor. He has demonstrated keen knowledge of the entire spectrum of property operations at two key facilities, and we believe he will put that experience to good use and build on the success we’ve had in Bangor under John’s leadership. We expect Jose to further develop our relationships with local horsemen, the Bangor community and at the state level while reinforcing the property’s status as the region’s leading gaming and racing entertainment facility.