The construction works on the integrated resort LET Westside in Manila, Philippines, are progressing, and the grand opening is coming closer since it is estimated that the casino will be opened in late 2024. The time for choosing the casino leaders has come, and the decision has been made.
When it comes to the executive gaming team, it is decided upon three key appointments.
Last month, a new Executive Vice President of Operations was chosen, and that was the first choice in establishing the powerful team that will make the casino popular among visitors. The first choice was Damian Quayle, who gained a lot of experience in the field as the Chief Operating Officer at Star Entertainment from Australia. He decided not to lose time and started deciding upon his staff almost immediately.
The New Vice President of Table Games in LET Westside is Kevin Forde. Forde also has a lot of experience in the gaming industry, especially in Macau, since he has been working for Galaxy Entertainment Group. He started his career in Macau as the Casino Operations Manager at StarWorld, and later, he was promoted to Assistant Vice President – Mass Gaming in popular Galaxy Macau.
On top of that, he was General Manager of Product and Strategy for Star Entertainment Group, so he has already gotten a chance to work closely with Quayle, and this duo is known to make huge successes.
Another appointment is Ian Gardner, who became the new Vice President of Electronic Gaming Machines. Garner has proven that he is a good choice in his previous positions in various Asian casinos. His impressive portfolio speaks for itself – he worked in a range of integrated resorts all across the Asian continent.
Garner was in charge of overseeing slot operations at The Venetian Macau, MGM Grand, as well as Wynn Palace in Macau. Also, he was responsible for slot operations in Vietnam at the casino The Grand Ho Tram, after which he moved to Singapore, where he became the Vice President of Gaming Operations in the famous Resorts World Sentosa IR.
Impressive integrated resort:
Inside Asian Gaming reports that the total price of this integrated resort will be about US$1.1 billion. The resort is developed by LET Group Holdings’s subsidiary from the Philippines, Suntrust Resort Holdings. The LET Group is a Hong Kong-listed company that had previously been known as Suncity Group.
After the resort is completed, it’s expected to feature a hotel with 450 rooms, as well as the casino, which will possess 400 gaming tables and 1.200 slot machines.