Bo Guidry has been named president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. In his new role, Guidry will be responsible for all operations and management of the integrated resort, which will debut its $1.5 billion expansion on Thursday, October 24. Guidry replaces Auggie Cipollini, who has been promoted to the position of president of Seminole Hard Rock support services.
Guidry was most recently senior vice president and general manager of Horseshoe Council Bluffs and Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino, both located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. With a combined team of 1,200 employees, the two casino complexes were owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
Guidry managed the two casinos in Council Bluffs for 10 years and was responsible for strategic direction and daily operations. During that time, he also managed Mid-America Center for the City of Council Bluffs. Mid-America Center is an arena and convention center complex.
He previously was vice president of operations and assistant general manager for what was then Harrah’s Casino St. Louis, located in Maryland Heights, Missouri. He also held the positions there of vice president of casino operations and vice president of food & beverage / hotel operations.
Guidry worked in food and beverage departments at casinos in Atlantic City, NJ, Lake Tahoe, NV and at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV. He began his career in food and beverage at the Hilton New Orleans.
A Louisiana native, Guidry received a bachelor of science in business administration from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and a masters in business administration from the University of New Orleans.