TAMPA, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has named Albert (Al) Geldres as its new Vice President of Slot Operations.
Geldres began in gaming over 17 years ago as a P&A analyst at Caesars Entertainment at the Horseshoe in Hammond, IN. He quickly started working in slots and progressed into leadership roles in slot performance and was then promoted to Director of Slot Operations at the property where he helped lead the expansion of the casino floor as part of a $485 million expansion in 2008. From there he joined Rush Street Gaming in the role of Vice President of Slots as part of the opening team for Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, IL. During his tenure there, he expanded his operational leadership experience to include slots, player’s club, valet, and guest services.
Following seven years at the Des Plaines property and then a year as the Corporate VP of Gaming with Rush Street, Geldres returned to a property leadership role in slots and built his knowledge of tribal gaming at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, MN. He helped lead the property through a reopening, oversaw the day-to-day operations, and drove initiatives focused on new technology and gaming enhancements for one of the largest casino floors in the Midwest.