Staff shake-up at the Riviera: CEO fired in move called ‘amicable’

Riviera CEO Andy Choy poses for a portrait in the casino floor at The Riviera, May 16, 2012.

Andy Choy, CEO of the Riviera, has been fired, and Noah Acres, senior vice president of gaming, has resigned, a source with knowledge of the company’s reorganization said.

A different source described the firing as “amicable.”

Though it’s unknown how long Choy will remain with the company, he has been helping transition the successors into office.

It is believed that representatives from Paragon Gaming, a Las Vegas gaming developer, will replace Choy and Acres. Diana Bennett and Scott Menke, CEO and president of Paragon respectively, have been pegged as those successors.

Choy, who joined the Riviera as CEO in April 2011, declined to comment on the split. Acres could not be reached and Bennett and Menke did not respond to requests for comment.

Before landing at the Riviera, Choy worked for Las Vegas Sands Corp. in Las Vegas and Macau. He was named CEO of the Riviera in a reorganization that took place after owner Riviera Holdings Corp. emerged from bankruptcy in 2010.

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