Rome native Jerry Marrello has been named general manager of Point Place Casino, set to open on March 1.
Over his 13-year career at Turning Stone Resort Casino, he has been part of the evolution of the Central New York entertainment venue and has earned a reputation in the entertainment industry for his innovation and creativity.
“I’ve had many different positions since I began working for the nation, but one thing has always been consistent, a goal to create truly unique and exceptional entertainment experiences,” said Marrello.
“I’m excited to work alongside a team of people committed to achieving that goal at Point Place Casino, and to setting a new standard for entertainment in the region.”
For the last five years, Marrello has been key member of the senior leadership team at Turning Stone as director of nightlife and beverage operations. He worked his way up the ranks at Turning Stone, beginning as a server at Emerald Restaurant.
Marrello was instrumental in establishing the variety of nightlife experiences at each of Turning Stone’s Exit 33 entertainment complex that offers nightlife and dining choices with distinctly different themes. It opened in 2013.
In his new role as Point Place general manager, Marrello will apply his hospitality and entertainment skills to lead daily operations and strategy for the casino in Bridgeport.
“We are confident that Jerry will bring to Point Place Casino his same commitment to providing superior guest experiences that he has demonstrated in his time with Turning Stone,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter.
“As a Central New Yorker and seasoned hospitality professional, Jerry brings a unique skillset, powerful drive and contagious energy to this position that will ensure great success at Point Place Casino.”