n making the announcement, James B. Perry, executive vice chairman and CEO, said, "Eric is the ideal person to pursue new acquisition and management opportunities and to coordinate with the investment community as we carefully investigate potential prospects to improve our overall capital position."
Most recently, Hausler was responsible for leading development initiatives at Trump Entertainment Resorts where he identified and evaluated possible acquisitions, asset divestitures, and joint ventures, as well as oversaw various corporate finance and restructuring functions.
Previously, he was a managing director in fixed income research at Bear Stearns covering the gaming, lodging and leisure industries. He was also a senior gaming equity analyst for Susquehanna International Group. Prior to working on Wall Street, Hausler worked for the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in Atlantic City.
Isle of Capri Casinos, founded in 1992, is dedicated to providing its customers with an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience at each of its 17 casino properties. The company owns and operates casinos in Biloxi, Lula and Natchez, Mississippi; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Bettendorf, Davenport, Marquette and Waterloo, Iowa; Boonville, Caruthersville and Kansas City, Missouri; two casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado; and a casino and harness track in Pompano Beach, Florida. Isle of Capri Casinos' international gaming interests include a casino that it operates in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and a two-thirds ownership interest in casinos in Dudley and Wolverhampton, England.