Bob DeSalvio has been selected as the new president of Genting New York State, designated to oversee its two casinos: Resorts World Catskills and Resorts World Casino New York City.

He has a great track record in the gaming world, having recently been president of Encore Boston Harbor. He was responsible for opening and developing the largest project in Massachusetts history with a price tag of $2.6 billion.

Prior to this recent effort, DeSalvio served eight years as the president of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem beginning in 2006. Responding to the appointment, he states,

“It’s an honor to join Genting, which has proven, with the success of Resorts World Casino New York City, that gaming in New York is full of untapped potential, and I am excited to be on the frontlines of the action.”

Everyone at Genting is enamored with the appointment. Tan Sri KT Lim explained the reason. DeSalvio has created and implemented successful marketing and growth strategies in the gaming and hospitality industries.

“Bob’s operational expertise combined with his unique ability to recognize industry trends and adapt to fast-evolving consumer demands will help accelerate growth at Resorts World Catskills and Resorts World Casino New York City.”

To steady the company, Ryan Eller will assist as the interim president during the transition period. He was chief executive of Empire Resorts.

He will help Genting open the Resorts World Las Vegas megacomplex in 2021, a $4.3 billion project and the most expensive development in the city’s history.


Kadin Taim is a web journalist and news enthusiast. He has been writing about casinos, politics and technology. An avid casino enthusiast, Kadin has done his Masters in Finance and Bachelors in Journalism.
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