The Board of Directors of Park Place Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:PPE) today named the company`s deputy general counsel, Bernard E. DeLury, to the post of senior vice president and general counsel. DeLury replaces former Chief Legal Officer Kim Sinatra, who resigned for personal reasons.
As vice president and deputy general counsel, DeLury most recently was responsible for Park Place`s regulatory compliance and legal operations. Previously, he was general counsel for Park Place casino resorts in New Jersey, Mississippi, Indiana, Louisiana and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia. DeLury has been associated with Park Place and its predecessor companies since 1990, following his discharge from the United States Navy.
“Bernie DeLury is a seasoned and skilled gaming attorney who is well acquainted with the many complex legal, regulatory and political issues that face our company and our industry. We`re very pleased to welcome him as the new head of our legal team,” said Park Place President and Chief Executive Officer Wallace R. Barr.
“During her tenure at Park Place, Kim Sinatra made many important contributions to the company, for which we`re grateful,” Barr said. “Those contributions include leading the effort to develop a casino in the Catskill Mountains of New York State in partnership with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. That work will continue uninterrupted,” Barr added.
DeLury earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1982 from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, followed by a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law - Camden in 1986. He served as an officer in the United States Navy for four years and remains active in the U.S. Naval Reserve, currently holding the rank of Commander.
DeLury is a member of the board of directors of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Visitors Authority and also is an officer of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys. A resident of Brigantine, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and three children, DeLury will split his time between Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
Park Place Entertainment owns, manages or has an interest in 27 gaming properties operating under the Caesars, Bally`s, Flamingo, Grand Casinos, Hilton and Paris brand names with a total of approximately two million square feet of gaming space, 29,000 hotel rooms and 55,000 employees worldwide.
Additional information on Park Place Entertainment can be accessed through the company`s web site at www.parkplace.com .