Live! Casino & Hotel recently announced two key promotions to its senior leadership team. Michael Cray has been promoted to vice president of property operations and Craig Levesque has been promoted to vice president of slot operations.
In his new role, Cray will be responsible for leading and managing the facilities, grounds and environmental services teams. He will ensure that the property is maintained at the highest levels, including the newly opened 310-room luxury Live! Hotel and 1,500-seat event center. Cray will also ensure full compliance with codes, regulations and safety standards.
Cray has been a Live! Casino & Hotel team member for five years, most recently as director of operations, where he oversaw operation of the facility. He brings 35 years of gaming leadership experience, including positions of vice president of Greektown Casino in Detroit, director of casino operations for Isle of Capri Casino's, Inc. and vice president of table games at Biloxi Grand Casino in Mississippi.
Levesque will oversee the slot operations and slot technical teams to ensure a superior guest experience at Live! Casino & Hotel. He will also manage all activities and practices adhering to Maryland's Lottery and Gaming Control Commission requirements.
Levesque previously served as the property's director of analytics. In addition to his responsibilities in that position, he was instrumental in establishing the Enterprise Team Member Shuttle to provide more than 20 team members with transportation to and from work. Prior to joining Live! Casino & Hotel, Craig served as vice president/general manager of the Apache Casino Hotel in Oklahoma and vice president/general manager for Isle of Capri Casino in both Colorado and the Bahamas. He also worked as corporate gaming operations with Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.