Full House Resorts Names Ferrucci as COO

Full House Resorts has tapped John Ferrucci to be senior vice president and chief operating officer of its temporary casino in Waukegan, Illinois—suitably named the Temporary at American Place.

Full House Resorts Names Ferrucci as COO

Full House Resorts is planning a temporary casino in Waukegan, Illinois, having been found “preliminary suitable” by the state gaming board in December. As part of the plan, the company has named John Ferrucci as senior vice president and chief operating officer to oversee its “Temporary at American Place.”

Ferrucci will continue serving as general manager of the Silver Slipper Casino in Mississippi and overseeing operations at other Full House venues, according to the company.

Plans for American Place include a “20-guest room mansion” and a casino with more than 1,600 slot machines, 100 table games and a retail sportsbook along with fine dining options.

“I am pleased to promote John Ferrucci to our new role of chief operating officer,” said Dan Lee, president and CEO of Full House Resorts, in a statement. “Under his leadership, the Silver Slipper has reached new levels of profitability. He has helped develop talent throughout our company, including acting as a mentor for the general managers of Bronco Billy’s and Rising Star. His hands-on management style, as well as his experience in opening four casinos, will serve us well as we prepare for new levels of growth, beginning with our planned opening of The Temporary this summer.”

Full House will purchase 10 acres of property adjoining the 30 acres it will lease from Waukegan for the permanent casino. For the temporary venue, Full House will purchase a Sprung tent structure that has an area of more than one football field and will feature approximately 1,000 slots and 50 table games along with three dining options and a bar.