Empire Resorts Names Joseph D'Amato As CFO

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) ¿ Casino operator Empire Resorts Inc. on Monday named Joseph A. D'Amato as its chief financial officer.

D'Amato replaces acting CFO Eric Reehl, who took over the role when Ronald Radcliffe resigned. Radcliffe's resignation was announced in April at the same time President and CEO David Hanlon resigned and the company said it would relocate from Las Vegas to New York in an attempt to trim costs.

Reehl will continue with the company in the role of chief restructuring officer.

D'Amato, 61, previously served as CEO of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he was CFO of Seneca Gaming Corp.

Empire owns and runs Monticello Casino & Raceway, a racetrack and casino in Monticello, N.Y. It is also partners with Concord Associates LP on the Concord Hotel & Resort.

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