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Trop Prez Tom McCartney To Join VegasGang At Podcast-A-Palooza!

By Chuckmonster on Friday, 15th October 2010 3:42pm
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Tropicana Las Vegas Tom McCartney

How awesome is this... Tropicana President, Mr. Tom McCartney, will be joining the Vegas Gang roundtable at the Vegas Podcast-A-Palooza!

Tom is known throughout the industry for being a total crack up as well as being one of the most talented and astute casino executives. He is a wizard when it comes to renovating and rejuvenating under performing properties... his past work includes NYNY, Luxor, Planet Hollywood and now the Tropicana. If he had a "Like" button on his forehead, I'd click it... I'm definitely a fan of Tom McCartney and totally looking forward to the discussion we will be having with him. Yeah!

Here is Tom's official bio, courtesy of the folks at the Trop.

Thomas J. McCartney, President Tropicana Las Vegas, is a recognized leader in the casino and hospitality industry with over 28 years of experience in the industry.

Prior to joining Tropicana Las Vegas, McCartney most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino where he was instrumental in launching the thriving, well-publicized "Peepshow" starring Holly Madison and where, under his direction and leadership, Planet Hollywood received countless accolades and honors throughout the hospitality industry including: Successful Meetings' Pinnacle Award, Meeting and Conventions' Gold Key, Corporate Meetings and Incentives' Paragon Award, Corporate and Incentive Travel's Award of Excellence and Elite Meeting's Elite Certification.

He spent the prior 12 years at the MGM Mirage Group where McCartney was the conceptual creator of the NINE Fine Irishman Pub, and was instrumental in the launch of Zumanity and CRISS ANGEL Believe. Additionally, McCartney's experience includes the opening and rebranding of New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas where he was the creative force behind their well received 911 Tribute and as Executive Vice President of Luxor Hotel & Casino, he was responsible for spearheading the repositioning of that property.

Preceding his arrival to the Las Vegas market, McCartney was employed by Caesars Atlantic City.

McCartney graduated from Post University in Waterbury, Conn. with an A.S. degree in Hospitality Management. He is an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and is a member of the Starbucks national advisory board of licensees. He also serves as a board member for Three Square Food Bank, a non-profit community organization serving southern Nevada.

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Comments & Discussion:

You lost me at "instrumental in the launch of Zumanity and CRISS ANGEL Believe". I kind of just want to punch him square in the face now.

Love that black-chip necktie...!

Mr. McCartney's a good guy, I worked for him at PHo for a while and found him to be very fair and accessible.

Not all he's cracked up to be. He's old and the town is too fast for him. He'll be back on the east coast in no time.

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