American Racing and Entertainment,
LLC and New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC announced today the promotion of Rob
Fitzpatrick to Chief Financial Officer of American Racing and Entertainment and
New Meadowlands Racetrack.
Fitzpatrick joined American Racing
and Entertainment last May as the Vice President of Finance and has played a
vital role in Chairman, Jeff Gural’s acquisition of the Meadowlands Racetrack
in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
“I have had the opportunity over
the past year to work with Rob closely, and am glad we have been able to create
this position where he can oversee the finances at these three properties,”
said Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment LLC, and New Meadowlands
Racetrack, Jeff Gural.
brings 20 years of experience to American Racing and Entertainment and New
Meadowlands, he has led finance departments in major casino companies on a
property and multi property basis for over 10 years.
Most recently Fitzpatrick was Vice
President of Finance for the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, PA, where he opened
the $800 million dollar property and helped lead the transition to table games.
Prior to opening and leading the Rivers Finance functions, Rob was Senior
Director of Finance for the Isle of Capri Pompano Park Harness Racing and
Casino operations where he oversaw the development of a $180 million dollar
casino and restaurant complex expansion plan. He also spent four years as
Senior Director of Finance when he helped open the Isle of Capri Casino Bahamas
property in Freeport, Bahamas.
Fitzpatrick’s experience also includes leading the finance
functions for Isle of Capri Lady Luck in Las Vegas, NV. He has also served as
an assistant controller for Boyd’s Sam’s Town and Senior Internal Auditor for
Boyd Gaming Corporation in Las Vegas, NV.
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