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Mohegan Inspire appoints new President, COO

September 12, 2023 South Korea Emerging Markets

Mohegan Inspire, the forthcoming venture by the Mohegan Tribe in Incheon, South Korea, has announced key leadership appointments. Chen Si has been named President, and Wade Howk is taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Mohegan Resorts, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is renowned for its venues across the United States, such as Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Mohegan Pennsylvania.

Project Inspire was first unveiled in February 2016 when the South Korean Government selected Mohegan to develop a resort near Incheon International Airport in South Korea. The ambitious $5 billion project is slated to open its doors before 2024 and will encompass a hotel, shopping district, convention center, and a casino.

Ray Pineault, Mohegan’s President and CEO, expressed enthusiasm for the expansion into the global market, emphasizing the company’s desire to share its legacy and spirit with the world. He sees a bright future ahead and is looking forward to working alongside Chen Si and Wade Howk in this new chapter.

Chen Si, who previously served as EVP and Head of Casino & Hotel at Macau Legend Development and has experience with Sands China and Las Vegas Sands, expressed his honor at taking on the role of President for Mohegan Inspire. He envisions the venture as a platform for innovation, cultural exchange, and strengthened partnerships, emphasizing the brand’s commitment to growth and inspiration.

Wade Howk, who previously held positions as CFO for Hard Rock Cincinnati and Corporate VP of Strategy at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, highlighted Mohegan Inspire’s core values of innovation, passion, and resilience. He aims to elevate these values in his new role, ensuring that the brand continues to be associated with excellence and visionary leadership.

Mohegan Inspire Entertainment Resort, in preparation for its official casino launch, has also signed a systems agreement with Light & Wonder, further solidifying its commitment to delivering a world-class entertainment experience to its patrons.

Original story by: Gambling Insider

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