TYRE — The man who had been serving as vice president of gaming operations at Del Lago Resort & Casino is the venue’s new general manager.
Del Lago has promoted Lance Young to the vice president and GM role after the previous GM, Mark Juliano, departed the organization for a new job in the Bahamas, Del Lago announced July 2.
Young becomes del Lago’s top official after Juliano departed the organization to become chief gaming officer at Baha Mar, a luxury casino and resort in Nassau, Bahamas.
Del Lago Resort & Casino is located in the town of Tyre in Seneca County, right off Exit 41 on the New York State Thruway.
The leadership change comes as del Lago is in the process of constructing its DraftKings Sportsbook. The casino plans to open the 6,000-square-foot sportsbook later this summer.
“We are fortunate to have had Mark’s veteran leadership and strategic focus as he helped increase our guest-focused programming, events and offers, ensuring del Lago Resort & Casino was on track for record growth as we embark on our new sportsbook offerings,” Aaron Gomes, COO at del Lago Resort & Casino, said in a statement. “We truly appreciate the impact Mark has made on del Lago Resort & Casino and wish him all the best as he takes on an undeniable leadership role of a lifetime. We are also incredibly thrilled for Lance as he steps into this new role and we look forward to seeing the momentum continue under his leadership.”
Young has been a part of the del Lago Resort & Casino leadership team since August 2016, before the casino resort opened.
He began his del Lago career as VP of table games where he designed the layout of the gaming floor and table-games equipment and developed internal controls, policies, and procedures. He was also responsible for helping to develop the company culture and core values as well as staff training, del Lago said.
As VP of gaming operations, Young managed capital projects including the upcoming sportsbook, totaling over $6 million. In 2018, he managed the property during the general-manager transition, overseeing all operations and marketing of del Lago Resort & Casino.
Young has more than 25 years of experience in the gaming industry and held executive roles at Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Pennsylvania and Cannery Casino Resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada.