Empire Resorts Inc. named Jamie Sanko its chief accounting officer, while Kevin Kline was appointed COO and general manager of Resorts World Catskills.
Sanko most recently served as CFO of Genting Americas Inc. where he oversaw the financial side of casino and resort properties in New York, including Resorts World Casino New York City, as well as in Miami, Bimini and Las Vegas.
Kline most recently worked at the $450 million Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati as senior vice president and general manager, where he oversaw the development and operations of the downtown Cincinnati casino.
The hiring was done in connection with the forthcoming opening of Resorts World Catskills, the company's new resort casino, slated to open by the 2018 Lunar New Year, the company said in a Dec. 14 release.
Resorts World Catskills casino and resort will include an 18-story hotel, casino and entertainment complex with about 100,000 square feet of casino floor, with amenities including 332 all-suite luxury rooms, two indoor pools, a spa and a fitness center.