By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press
ATLANTIC CITY – The owners of Atlantic City’s Ocean Casino Resort on Monday appointed an interim CEO as their permanent head.
Bill Callahan has been promoted to the newly created position of General Manager, the casino’s top executive position.
He joined Ocean in July 2020 as Senior Vice President of Hospitality and was promoted to Executive Vice President of Hospitality and Gaming in July 2021.
In November 2021, he was named interim CEO after New Jersey regulators approved a deal to sell half of Ocean Casino to the Ilitch family, which owns professional sports teams, a statewide pizza chain and a Detroit casino.
The casino is a co-owner of the New York hedge fund Luxor Capital Group.
“Bill is a 25-year gaming industry veteran who has done a tremendous job since joining the Ocean team,” said Bruce Dall, President of OCRM, LLC, the new entity owned by Ocean. “He has been an integral part of improving the guest experience across the hotel and helping build the best hospitality team in the market. We are confident in Bill’s ability to lead Ocean forward as we become the premier gaming destination in Atlantic City.”
Ocean opened in 2012 as a former Revel casino that closed after just over two years of operation, massive losses and two bankruptcy filings.