Executives announced for Horseshoe Casino

Daily Record Business Writer//January 1, 2014

Executives announced for Horseshoe Casino

By Melody Simmons

//Daily Record Business Writer

//January 1, 2014

Four executives have been hired to help run the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, expected to open later this year.

The casino’s senior vice president and general manager, Chad Barnhill, said this week that the leadership team will include veterans of the gaming industry. Their appointments must be approved by state regulatory officials.

The group will oversee the finance, marketing, slots and table game functions at the 122,000-square-foot casino, located on Russell Street near M&T Bank Stadium, Barnhill said.

The gaming facility will be operated by CBAC Gaming LLC, whose main investors include Caesars Entertainment Corp. and a group of local investors working under CVPR Gaming Holdings LLC and Rock Gaming LLC.

The slate of new executives is Brian Carr as vice president of finance; Noah Hirsch, vice president of marketing; Mike Forster, director of the 2,500 video lottery terminals, or slot machines, and Bob Westerfield, director of table games.

“As we continue to prepare for the grand opening of Horseshoe Baltimore in the third quarter of 2014, I’m pleased to welcome these talented individuals to our leadership team,” Barnhill said in a statement. “Together, these professionals possess deep expertise and will oversee critical business areas to ensure we deliver a world-class guest experience.”

Carr has worked for Caesars properties in Illinois, New Jersey and Louisiana. Hirsch will come to the Baltimore casino from a position as director of marketing at the Horseshoe Cleveland casino, where Forster also recently worked as a regional director.

Westerfield has held management positions at the Borgata and Taj Mahal casinos in Atlantic City, N.J., and will oversee the recruiting, hiring and training of more than 1,000 dealers and supervisors for the Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s 100 table games and its World Series of Poker room.

Hiring of other floor, entertainment and restaurant workers for the casino is expected to begin early this year. The casino is anticipated to employ 1,700.


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