Arnold L. Block has been promoted to the post of chief operating officer for Isle of Capri Casinos.



Arnold L. Block has been promoted to the post of chief operating officer for St. Louis-based Isle of Capri Casinos. He replaces Virginia McDowell, who previously served as Isle’s COO and remains with the company as its president and chief executive officer.

Block joined Isle of Capri Casinos as senior vice president of the Isle brand in 2008. Immediately prior to joining Isle of Capri, he served as general manager of Harrah’s Entertainment’s St. Louis operation. Block has also worked in a variety of leadership capacities for Argosy Gaming Company. In 1995, he was named VP and general manager of Argosy’s Lawrenceburg, Indiana facility, which for a number of years was the most profitable riverboat casino in the nation. In 2002, Block was promoted to corporate regional VP of operations at Argosy with full responsibility for Lawrenceburg, Argosy Casino Baton Rouge and Argosy Casino Kansas City.