Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Names New CEO
Antony Rodio has been named the new CEO of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, following its recent acquisition by Apollo Funds.
Apollo Funds, which recently acquired the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC), has announced that the company’s interim CEO, Terrance Doyle, has stepped down and has been replaced with immediate effect by Antony Rodio.
GCGC was established in 1982 and has its headquarters in Ontario, with gambling venues spread across Ontario, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. Besides serving as the CEO, Rodio will also sit on the company’s board of directors.
New Chapter for the Company
Chairman of the Board of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Alex van Hoek, welcomed Antony Rodio onboard. Van Hoek said that the new CEO is an industry-renowned expert, and his know-how and growth plan experience will benefit the company. The corporation will continue to prioritise optimised experience for staff, guests, and the local community.
Rodio has a rich resume of almost four decades of gaming experience, with his most recent role as CEO of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. There, Rodio led the company from April 2019 until its acquisition by Eldorado Resorts in 2020. Before that, Rodio worked as the CEO of both Affinity Gaming and Tropicana Entertainment.
The new CEO noted that GCGC is a great gambling and entertainment brand. He added that he is delighted to take the company forward as it continues to attract back team members and patrons. Rodio is optimistic that the company’s leading position will allow the team to build on its guest experience.
The former GCGC CEO, Terrance Doyle, who served as interim CEO of the corporation, guided the company through the pandemic when many of its venues were forced to close. Doyle will now assume the National President of Business Development position and will be reporting straight to the board of directors.