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Penn Gaming names several to leadership posts


WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn National Gaming Inc. has appointed Albert “Al” T. Britton to senior vice president of Regional Operations. Britton was general manager of Penn National’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in W.Va., a position he has held since September 2004.

Britton will have responsibility for the Midwest Region, which includes Penn National’s operations in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Indiana.

Britton brings 35 years of gaming industry experience to his new role with Penn National, where he will report to Jay Snowden, chief operating officer. Britton began his career in 1981 with Claridge Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. He served in various management positions there, including financial, operations, hotel management, marketing, administration and human resources and ultimately ascended to the position of president and chief operating officer.

Scott Saunders, former general manager of Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg and a one-time executive at Argosy Casino in Alton, has succeed Britton as general manager of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia.

Saunders joined Penn National in May 2010 as director of finance for Hollywood Casino Perryville in Maryland. In July 2011 he was appointed assistant general manager for Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, where he served until being named assistant general manager for Hollywood Casino Columbus. In 2013, Saunders became general manager of Argosy Casino Alton, where he served briefly before returning to Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg in his current role as general manager.

Brad Hirsch has been recruited to fill the position of general manager for Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Hirsch began his career in the gaming industry with Caesar’s Entertainment in 2003. He served with the company for 12 years in various management capacities in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi and Ohio. Most recently he was general manager of Harrah’s Metropolis casino in Illinois.

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