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Saratoga Casino Hotel names new general manager

Saratoga Casino Hotel names new general manager

Tucker has been in leadership roles there for 11 years
Saratoga Casino Hotel names new general manager
Saratoga Casino Hotel is shown in January 2018.
Photographer: Erica Miller

SARATOGA SPRINGS — A longtime executive at Saratoga Casino Hotel has been named its new general manager.

Saratoga Casino Holdings LLC announced Thursday that Alex Tucker, most recently the senior vice president of gaming and finance, will replace Tom Wiedmayer. It said Wiedmayer decided to step down as general manager after three years in order to spend more time with his family. Wiedmayer retains a consulting role with Saratoga Casino Holdings, the company said.

Tucker has more than 28 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industries. Before coming to Saratoga Casino 11 years ago, he held leardership positions at Batavia Downs and Wheeling Island Gaming, and also served as general manager of Fairgrounds Gaming & Raceway. 

He received his degree in business administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

“Alex has been instrumental to our company’s success and continued growth over the past 11 years,” Dan Gerrity, president of Saratoga Casino Holdings, said in a news release. “I’m confident his experience and time at the property will allow him to seamlessly transition into the general manager role and continue to lead our team effectively.”

The facility changed its name two years ago from Saratoga Casino and Raceway to Saratoga Casino Hotel. It is a multifaceted facility with 1,700 video gambling machines, 117-room hotel, restaurant, entertainment venue and harness racing track. Approximately $2 billion was gambled there in the last 12 months, generating roughly $130 million in net revenue, of which about $62 million was collected by the state for educational spending.

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