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Top executives appointed for Mohegan’s Korean resort

| By iGB Editorial Team
Chen Si has been appointed as the new president of Mohegan Inspire, an integrated resort set to open in South Korea.
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Wade Howk has also been appointed as chief operating officer at the $5.0bn integrated resort, which is currently under construction.

The Mohegan Tribe was awarded a licence from the South Korean government in February 2016. It is expected to open at Incheon International Airport in Q4 and will be the largest integrated resort in Northeast Asia.

Mohegan president and CEO Ray Pineault said the appointments show that Mohegan Inspire is “expanding our horizons.”

“Mohegan’s move into the global market is not just about growth, but also about sharing our legacy and spirit with the world,” said Pineault. “Our future is bright and I look forward to embracing this next chapter alongside Chen Si and Wade Howk.”

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As president, Si, who previously worked at Las Vegas Sands, will oversee budget and business plans.

Additionally, he will lead the company’s relationships with government agencies and business partners and serve as the company’s representative director.

“I am motivated by the promise of innovation, rich cultural exchange and strengthened partnerships,” Si said. “This is an exhilarating new chapter for the brand. I’m committed to steering Mohegan toward a future filled with inspiration and growth.”

Meanwhile, Howk previously served as chief financial officer and interim president at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati.

“Mohegan Inspire has always stood for innovation, passion and resilience,” Howk said. “I am excited to bring these values to new heights in my new role… ensuring that the brand remains synonymous with the excellence and visionary leadership that our guests have come to know and expect at our properties across the globe.”

Pineault previously said that the integrated resort will generate “a good portion” of revenue from non-gaming business. Korean law dictates that only non-citizens can legally gamble at the casino.

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