Marc Crisafulli Announces Retirement as Bally’s EVP of Govt. Relations

Veteran gaming executive Marc Crisafulli (l.) has announced his retirement from Bally’s Corp., stepping down as the company’s executive vice president of government relations effective September 16.

Marc Crisafulli Announces Retirement as Bally’s EVP of Govt. Relations

Marc Crisafulli, former executive vice president of government relations for Bally’s Corp., has announced his retirement effective September 16.

Crisafulli had been with the company since May of 2019—before accepting his most recent role, he also served as president of Twin River and Tiverton Casinos, which eventually became Bally’s Corp. in 2020.

In a company release, Bally’s CEO Lee Fenton thanked Crisafulli for his “commitment and many contributions to Bally’s over the last few years.”

Fenton added: “I especially want to acknowledge Marc’s work with the State of Rhode Island, including his efforts in advancing important state legislation and for his role in moving our corporate headquarters to Providence. On behalf of our Board and management team, we want to thank Marc for his guidance and for his role in positioning us for our next phase of growth. We wish him the best in his retirement.”

During Crisafulli’s tenure, the company partnered with the state of Rhode Island and International Game Technology (IGT) to form a 20-year agreement, dubbed the Marc A. Crisafulli Economic Development Act, that will allow the companies to create a licensed provider that will supply all gaming machines to the state’s Division of Lotteries.

The chairman of Bally’s board of directors, Soo Kim, said in a statement that “Marc led a robust expansion of Bally’s in recent years. During his time, he developed important relationships and respect among regulators, partners, and colleagues. We look forward to building on what Marc has helped establish, and we wish him all the best in this next chapter.”

Crisafulli added: “It has been a privilege to see the company grow and evolve, and I want to thank Lee and Soo, and the entire team for their support, leadership and friendship. I wish the company continued success.