MTR Gaming Group Inc.has named industry veteran Troy J. Buswell to the position of vice president and general manager of Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack in Columbus, Ohio, effective immediately. The casino is currently under construction and slated to open in the second quarter of 2012.
"Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack will benefit greatly from Troy's leadership and experience," said Joe Billhimer, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MTR Gaming Group Inc. "Troy will join Stacey Cahill, who will continue to serve as general manager of racing, to bring a complete entertainment experience to the Columbus community."
Construction of Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack is ongoing, and when completed, the facility will open with approximately 2,100 video lottery terminals and is permitted to increase that number to as many as 2,500. Additionally, there will be a 300-seat buffet, a 100-seat casual dining restaurant, an 82-seat bar/lounge with high-tech sound and lights, and will offer a variety of entertainment options. The racetrack will also benefit from a variety of improvements.
Mr. Buswell is a 17-year veteran of the gaming industry. He most recently served as director of slot operations at MTR Gaming Group's Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, located in Chester, W.Va. Prior to joining MTR Gaming Group in June 2010, Mr. Buswell was director of casino operations for Isle Casino Hotel in Black Hawk, Colo.
"I am extremely pleased to join the Scioto Downs team and work alongside everyone involved in this project,” said Mr. Buswell. "This is a great opportunity to bring a first-class gaming facility to the Columbus area and I look forward to an exciting future at Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack." (MTR)