New boss for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment

  • Pineault tasked with brand growth and upscaling guest experiences
  • MGE owns iconic properties like Mohegan Sun in Connecticut
  • News follows launch of Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE), which has a portfolio of top properties around the world but mostly in the USA, has appointed Ray Pineault as its new CEO.

He will be expected to oversee all day-to-day operations, including brand growth and ensuring all guests receive memorable experiences and a personalised service.

The announcement’s timing is not lost on MGE as, along with other casino operators around the world, it seeks to navigate successfully out of the unprecedented COVID period. It will also look to make the most out of digital opportunities.

Pineault has been acting as interim CEO for MGE since the end of March.

James Gessner, Jr., Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE Management Board, said: “I want to congratulate fellow Tribal member Ray Pineault as he assumes the role of President and Chief Executive Officer for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.

“We are tremendously lucky to have someone of Ray’s caliber, experience and intellect taking on this role.

Nine properties worldwide

“His grasp of our organization and all its moving parts across nine worldwide properties is unmatched. Having someone with these abilities come from within our Tribal membership makes this day all the more meaningful. Today is a proud day for the Mohegan Nation.”

Pineault brings a wealth of experience from working within the company and the gambling industry. He was previously President and General Manager of the brand’s flagship property, the Mohegan Sun Connecticut, and most recently was the Chief Operating Officer at MGE.

In his new role, Pineault will be responsible for the company’s success. Working with the Tribal Council, he will create and execute a global vision, strategy, and direction, drive the company’s culture, values, and behavior, build a high-performing executive team, and allocate capital to the company’s priorities.

He will also drive the operational results of all MGE owned and affiliated properties – through overseeing the effective development, implementation and measurement of all strategic business plans including capital and operating budgets, marketing, technology, people, operations, development, and legal.

‘Next chapter’

Pineault said: “I have dedicated my career to ensuring the success of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, and I look forward to the immense growth, development and accomplishments we will achieve in this next chapter together.

“I am grateful to the Mohegan Tribe for this opportunity and will work tirelessly to uphold our values and traditions, both here in the United States and in the communities around the world in which we operate.”

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