North Bend, Ore. – For the first time in nearly 14 years, The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park today began its day under the direction of a new General Manager.
Terri Porcaro, with extensive casino management experience in Illinois and Las Vegas, took over her duties as the fourth General Manager in The Mill’s 17-year history. She replaces Larry Close, who led the North Bend casino since December 1998. Close begins his retirement after 44 years in the casino-hotel industry.
From her recent post as Director of Casino Operations at Arizona Charlie’s Casino in Las Vegas, Porcaro brings considerable experience in all aspects of casino and hospitality management to her new position at The Mill. In 1995, she got her management career off the ground by launching the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino in Elgin, Illinois. As Vice President of Casino Operations and later Vice President and General Manager, she was involved in every aspect of a casino startup.
Since then, Porcaro served in similar positions at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and the Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels in St. Louis where she served as Vice President and General Manager. In between, she served as a Gaming Consultant at Richardson Builders, a top Las Vegas gaming consulting firm that designs casino floor layouts.
“We were truly impressed with the breadth of Terri’s experience and her knowledge of casino operations and guest relations, and are fully confident in her ability to lead The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park into its next chapter,” said Cal Mukumoto, CEO of the Coquille Economic Development Corporation, which manages The Mill for the Coquille Indian Tribe.
About The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park: The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park is located on the waterfront in North Bend, Oregon, making it an ideal base location for exploring the North Bend/Coos Bay area including Oregon Dunes, Shore Acres State Park and activities such as fishing, crabbing, clamming, whale watching, boating, golfing and strolling along the boardwalk. The full-service property features over 200 hotel rooms and over 750 slots, along with blackjack, craps, roulette and iGaming in addition to five on-site restaurants; meeting, wedding and banquet facilities, and a 102-space waterfront RV Park.
For more information about making The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park the centerpiece of your Oregon Coast getaway or for more information on all the latest attractions, events and entertainment call 800.953.4800 or visit www.themillcasino.com.
Ray Doering, Communications Manager, 541-756-8800 ext. 1243 or (cell) 541-297-4611.