LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, January 24, 2017) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) today named veteran gaming executive Douglas Shipley as President and General Manager of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (Fair Grounds) in New Orleans, LA. Shipley will oversee the management team and all Fair Grounds operations including their gaming, racing, and video poker/OTB operations.
Shipley is a veteran gaming operator with over 30 years of leadership experience with companies like Grand Casinos, Delaware North, Ameristar, Isle of Capri and Caesars Entertainment in markets including: Minnesota, Nevada, California, New York, Florida, Missouri, Mississippi, and Maryland where he most recently served as the General Manager of Maryland Live! for the Cordish Companies.
“I am delighted to be reunited with Doug after our time spent together working in the gaming industry in Minnesota,” CDI Sr. Vice President of Gaming Operations Austin Miller said. “Doug and I share a passion for constant improvement, superior guest service and building great teams.”
“I have been following and admiring the growth and success of Churchill Downs Incorporated and couldn’t be more proud to join their team,” said Shipley. “This position is a great fit for me and I can’t wait to get to know the team and the great city of New Orleans.”
ABOUT FAIR GROUNDS RACE COURSE & SLOTS
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation’s third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 10 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. Access information about Fair Grounds online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.
ABOUT CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED
Churchill Downs Incorporated, (CDI) (NASDAQ: CHDN), headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by our iconic flagship event – The Kentucky Derby. We are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming with gaming positions in eight states, and we are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S., through our ownership of TwinSpires.com. We are also one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of mobile games through Big Fish Games, Inc. Additional information about CDI can be found online at www.churchilldownsincorporated.com.