Australia-based gaming operator Donaco International Ltd. has a new CEO in gaming industry veteran Paul Arbuckle. Most recently, Arbuckle was his chief operating officer at Star Gold Coast in Queensland. Before that, he was senior vice president of casino marketing and gaming operations at Resorts World Sentosa, and has also worked at Tabcorp, Crown Perth, the Zagame Corp. and Showboat Australia. His appointment took effect on June 12.
In an announcement, Chairman Stuart McGregor, “The board of Donaco is very pleased that Paul Arbuckle has agreed to join us as our chief executive officer. Paul’s experience and expertise in gaming operations is critical to improving the performance of our casino operations in Cambodia and Vietnam. While these businesses continue to be profitable, the board has considered for some time that they are not reaching their full potential.
“Accordingly, Paul’s appointment is a crucial step in the board’s plan to provide a fresh start, revitalize our businesses, and restore value for shareholders.”
Arbuckle will operate mainly out of Donaco’s Cambodia-based property, Star Vegas, reported CalvinAyre.com.