W.Va. gambling exec tapped to lead Ohio casino

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CHESTER, W.Va. (AP) -- The director of slots at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia has a new job.

Troy Buswell has been named vice president and general manager of Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack in Columbus, Ohio.

Chester-based MTR Gaming Group Inc. announced the promotion Monday.

The Ohio casino is under construction and is expected to open during the second quarter. Buswell will start work immediately.

Before joining MTR in June 2010, he was casino operations director at Isle Casino Hotel in Blackhawk, Colo.

MTR says General Manager of Racing Stacey Cahill will work with Buswell to create a complete gambling experience in Columbus. The property will have 2,100 video lottery terminals to start, and that could grow to 2,500.

MTR also owns Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, Pa.