Seneca Gaming Corporation appoints Rod Centers as COO

October 17, 2023

He brings more than 10 years of casino industry experience to his new position.

Seneca Gaming Corporation has named Rod Centers as its new COO. Centers is the latest addition to Seneca’s senior management team.

His duties will include working with the senior management team to create and introduce a plan to “help maintain optimal overall business efficiency, and drive revenue, profitability and growth.”

The company’s strategic plan will be implemented at its Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino properties.

Centers has worked in the casino gaming industry for more than a decade and has served notable companies like Pinnacle Entertainment, Jack Entertainment, Penn National and Caesars Entertainment.

Throughout his lengthy career, Centers has aided in Continuous Improvement and operations management initiatives at gaming properties in several states, including Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Louisiana and Nevada.

Seneca Gaming Corporation President & CEO Kevin Nephew took a moment to welcome Centers to his new role.

He commented, “Rod has a keen understanding and proven ability to identify operational efficiencies and to help organizations implement improvement measures that, in turn, help maximize results.

“He will be a tremendous addition to our team at Seneca Gaming Corporation, and I am confident he will make important contributions to our continued success.” 

Centers said he is eager to step into this new position and work with the senior management team.

He said, “Seneca Gaming Corporation is a dynamic company, and their three world-class properties occupy an important role in the gaming market.

“I look forward to engaging with the senior management team, the property General Managers, and team members across the organization to deliver a plan for growth that builds upon the company’s two decades of outstanding success.”


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