Casino and gambling operator Donaco International has announced the appointment of a new CEO. Paul Arbuckle would be their new chief executive officer.
Arbuckle had previously been associated with Australia’s Star Entertainment Group and has extensive experience of over 30 years working in the casino and gambling industry in Australia and Asia.
He comes to Donaco from Star Entertainment-owned Star Gold Coast Casino and Hotel in Queensland, where he was working as a CEO.
Commenting on his new role, Arbuckle said: “The company has two very valuable and profitable casino assets, and I am confident that my experience in gaming operations will be beneficial to these businesses.”
“With my substantial experience in Asia, I can see potential for these businesses in serving customer demand from Thailand, China and beyond. I look forward to working with the board to implement its plan for a fresh start for the company.”
Donaco chairman Stuart McGregor added: “Paul’s experience and expertise in gaming operations is critical to improving the performance of our casino operations in Cambodia and Vietnam.
“While these businesses continue to be profitable, the board has considered for some time that they are not reaching their full potential. Accordingly, Paul’s appointment is a crucial step in the board’s plan to provide a fresh start, revitalize our businesses, and restore value for shareholders.”
Arbuckle has also worked with Genting’s Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. He joined the firm as vice president table games and was later promoted to the role of senior vice president casino marketing and gaming operations.