Thursday, July 18, 2024

Cordish Gaming Group Names Bryan M. Prettyman as Senior Vice President of Property Operations for Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana

by BIZ Magazine

Bossier City, LA – Cordish Gaming Group, the gaming division of The Cordish Companies, proudly announces the promotion of Bryan M. Prettyman to Senior Vice President of Property Operations for the highly anticipated Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana. This $270+ million world-class gaming, dining, hotel, and entertainment destination is set to open in Bossier City in the first quarter of 2025.

Prettyman, formerly Vice President of Slots and Marketing for Live! Casino Pittsburgh, brings over 36 years of experience in the gaming and resort industries to his new role. He will oversee all non-gaming resort operations, including hotel, food and beverage, security, environmental services, and facility management, with a focus on establishing Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana as the premier gaming and entertainment venue in the Shreveport-Bossier market.

Extensive Experience and Proven Success

Prettyman’s extensive career includes leadership positions at prominent properties across New Jersey, Mississippi, California, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana. Before joining the Live! team, he served as Senior Marketing Leader for Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, OK, where he significantly expanded the property, making it one of the largest casino resort operations in the United States.

Throughout his career, Prettyman has received numerous prestigious awards, including honors from the American Gaming Association and G2E’s 2005 Conference for “Best Television Campaign” for a casino property, as well as the national “Best Ad Campaign” award in 2011.

Visionary Leadership for a New Benchmark

“I’m excited to assemble a top-tier leadership team at Live! Louisiana to orchestrate the launch of our expansive new property,” said John J. Chaszar, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana. “Bryan’s extensive expertise will bolster the national Live! Casino brand and cement Live! Louisiana as an unmatched gaming and entertainment destination in the region.”

Significant Economic Impact

The Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana project is expected to generate substantial economic benefits, including $35 million in gaming tax revenues for Bossier City and over $168 million for the state of Louisiana within the first five years of operation. Additionally, the project will create 750 new construction jobs and 750 permanent gaming and hospitality jobs, contributing approximately $34 million in salaries, wages, and tips.

A Premier Gaming and Entertainment Destination

Upon its grand opening, Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana will feature over 47,000 square feet of cutting-edge gaming space with more than 1,000 slot machines and 40 live-action table games, a sportsbook, and an upscale 550-room hotel with a resort pool and fitness center. The property will also include a 25,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art multi-purpose Event Center for top-name entertainment and conventions, alongside 30,000 square feet of best-in-class dining and entertainment options, including nationally acclaimed concepts like Sports & Social, PBR Cowboy Bar, Luk Fu, a fine-dining steakhouse, and more.

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