The Australian gambling group Tabcorp's new casino boss is to be Larry Mullin (46), a highly experienced executive recruited from Atlantic City in the United States. Mullin will replace former CEO Walter Bugno who leaves early in 2009 to take up a new appointment in London.
Mullin has been President and Chief Operating Officer with the market leading Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, a joint venture between Boyd Gaming Corporation and MGM MIRAGE, Tabcorp said.
The American executive has "….a distinguished 20-year career in casino operations", has held a variety of senior casino management positions and helped shape casino entertainment in the United States, the company advised. He will start with Tabcorp on February 1, 2009, subject to regulatory approvals.
Tabcorp Chief Executive Officer, Elmer Funke Kupper, said Mullin was "…a strong fit for our casino business and brings outstanding and relevant experience to Tabcorp. He has a real passion for entertainment and for the delivery of great customer service, having created the leading casino in Atlantic City – a market that has many parallels to Australia."
Bugno (48) headed the casinos at Tabcorp arm for almost three years, with responsibility for operations at Star City, Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast, Conrad Treasury in Brisbane and Jupiters Townsville.
The properties attract more than 18 million visitors a year.