ort will be responsible for overseeing casino operations that include table games, the race and sports book and poker room, and will also be supervising 250 team members throughout all three departments.
He brings 39 years of gaming experience to his role at Aliante Station. He has been with Station Casinos for four years in various casino operations positions at Palace Station, Santa Fe Station and Green Valley Ranch resort.
Prior to joining the company, Fort worked at the MGM Grand, the Flamingo and Harrah’s in Las Vegas and Caesar’s Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Ford has also been actively involved in the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the past decade.
Asked how it feels to be the main man at a brand new casino, Fort was extremely enthusiastic. "I love my new job," he said. "After 40 years in the gaming industry, Station Casinos is really a breath of fresh air. The management team at Aliante is world-class. We all truly support each other in our goal to make and keep Aliante Station spectacular.
"We are committed to providing our guests with memorable experiences every time they visit us. We will offer gaming, food, hotel and entertainment venues unparalleled in the locals market."
Aliante Station, located in the northeast part of the Las Vegas Valley in the master-planned community of Aliante in North Las Vegas, is officially scheduled to open next November 11. Fort offered a preview of how the property is coming along.
"The property is just magnificent," Fort revealed. "And it’s exciting to watch it all come together. It’s very gratifying to be able to offer meaningful employment to more than 1,200 people to come work for a company that has been consistently honored by Fortune magazine as one of the ‘100 Best Companies To Work For.’"
The us$ 675 million Aliante Station will be Station Casinos’ 18th property in Southern Nevada and will feature 202 rooms and suites, six restaurants, a food court, a Regal Cinemas movie theatre with 16 screens and a concert venue with seating for 600.