Leadership Team

George Papanier

George Papanier, President

George Papanier became President, Bally’s land-based casino business, on October 1, 2021. His association with Bally’s began in 2004 when he served as the Chief Operating Officer, an appointment he held until February 2011 when he was then appointed to the role of President and CEO of Bally’s. Prior to joining Bally’s, George served in the same capacity for Peninsula Gaming with properties in Iowa and Louisiana, from 2000-2004 and as COO for Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1997 – 2000. Both positions involved strategic and tactical planning for the resorts and supervision of major renovation and construction projects. He was also active in evaluating potential acquisitions and development of projects for the two organizations.

From 1995-1997 he served as CFO for both Sun International Hotels Limited in the Bahamas and Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. Earlier in his career he served in executive operations capacities of Hemmeter Enterprises in Denver, CO and in an executive financial capacity for Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. George is a graduate of Rowan University where he received a B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and served as Treasurer of the Casino Association in New Jersey in 1999-2000. George also is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.