Gun Lake Casino announced the addition of José Flores as its new vice president and general manager. In his role, Flores will provide leadership and oversight for all day-to-day operations of the casino organization.  

“José brings a wealth of gaming knowledge and operational experience to Gun Lake Casino and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team,” said Sal Semola, president and chief operating officer for Gun Lake Casino. “His leadership and expertise will be invaluable to the continued growth of our property.”

A veteran of the gaming industry, Flores brings 25 years of gaming and hospitality experience to his new role. Flores began his career in 1994 at Empress Casino in Joliet, Ill.  During his tenure in Illinois he held several positions of increasing responsibility in food and beverage and operations, leading up to his position as vice president of facility operations. He later assumed the role of assistant general manager for Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia. Most recently Flores served as the vice president and general manager of Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway located in Bangor, Maine. 

Flores earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Robert Morris University - Illinois and continued his education with a master’s degree in business administration from the Morris Graduate School of Management in Chicago.