Bauer Named GM at Tropicana’s MontBleu Casino

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Jef Bauer named General Manager of Tropicana's MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa on Lake Tahoe in Stateline, NV

Jef is a strong leader and a highly capable operating manager

Tropicana Entertainment today announced that Jef Bauer has been named General Manager of the Company’s MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa on Lake Tahoe in Stateline, NV. The announcement was made by Tropicana CEO Scott C. Butera.

Bauer previously was Vice President and General Manager of Golden Casino Group in Black Hawk, Colorado where he was responsible for overseeing all three of Golden’s casinos – Golden Mardi Gras, Golden Gates and Golden Gulch. The combined enterprise operated 1,200 slot machines, 25 table games, a 20-table poker room, three restaurants, six bars and 450 employees.

“Jef is a strong leader and a highly capable operating manager,” said Butera. “He also has a strong sense of community involvement and we are confident he will help spur added levels of success at MontBleu.”

Prior to joining Golden Casino Group, Bauer served as Corporate Vice President of marketing for Majestic Star Casinos, LLC and as Executive Director of Marketing for Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Casino. Bauer began his career at Harrah’s Reno in 1987 and worked his way from operations positions into corporate leadership roles for Harrah’s Entertainment, working as the company’s marketing communications director and opening several riverboat and tribal gaming casinos throughout the ‘90s.

An active member in his community and the industry, Bauer was the secretary-treasurer of the Colorado Gaming Association and served as a director of both the Black Hawk/Central City Visitors & Convention Bureau and the Black Hawk Business Improvement District. He has been a board member of several charitable organizations in the past decade, including the Gary Crisis Center and a Partnership for a Drug-Free Lake County in Indiana.

A graduate of University of Nevada, Bauer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with emphasis in Public Relations and Business Administration. He is married with three children.

About Tropicana Entertainment
Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is a publicly reporting company that, along with its affiliates, owns or operates nine casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, and New Jersey. It owns approximately 6,000 rooms, 9,000 slot positions and 250 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

MontBleu Casino Resort & Spa is located along the shore of Lake Tahoe. It offers guests 437 deluxe accommodations, four restaurants, more than 600 slot machines, 22 table games, both sports book and poker rooms, and a variety of entertainment and theatrical venues.

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