Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia Appoints Mario Maesano as Senior Vice President of Marketing

Maesano to Lead Development and Implementation of Strategic Marketing Efforts for the World-Class Gaming, Dining and Entertainment Destination Set to Open in Early 2021

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia today announced the appointment of MARIO MAESANO as Senior Vice President of Marketing.

In this role, Mr. Maesano will lead the overall development and implementation of strategic marketing initiatives for the new world-class gaming, dining and entertainment destination set to open in Early 2021 in the South Philadelphia Stadium District. Among his responsibilities are the execution of all Live! branded marketing programs, loyalty marketing, creative development, traditional and social media, sponsorships, special events and promotions, entertainment, guest services, player development, and group sales.

A South Jersey native, Mr. Maesano is a veteran gaming executive, who brings more than 30 years of experience and an extensive knowledge of the industry to this new position.

Mr. Maesano began his gaming career in 1991 at Resorts International in Atlantic City, NJ. He went on to join Ameristar Casino in 1995, before embarking on a successful 11-year tenure with Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., where he held senior marketing positions at several of the company’s luxury casino resorts, including L’Auberge du Lac Resort & Casino in Lake Charles, LA; Boomtown Casino in Bossier City, LA; and Lumière Place, River City Casino and the President Casino, all in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Maesano also previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

Mr. Maesano joined the Live! team in 2011 as Senior Vice President of Marketing, leading marketing initiatives for the grand opening of Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, MD, the first Live! branded casino in the industry. During this time, he also played an integral role on The Cordish Companies’ corporate development team working on corporate and international expansion and development projects, including Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia and Live! Casino Pittsburgh.

About Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia
Scheduled to open in early 2021, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia will mark the beginning of a new era in South Philadelphia, transforming the Stadium District into a nationally unrivaled one-stop destination to enjoy the fast-paced action of four major professional sports teams, memorable entertainment, premier dining, well-appointed hotel accommodations and world-class gaming. Conveniently located off I-95 and I-76, the facility will feature more than 200 luxury hotel rooms, Philadelphia’s only FanDuel® Sportsbook, 2,200 slots and electronic table games, over 150 live action table games, including poker, plus new dining and entertainment options. The property will also offer more than 15,000-square-feet of meeting space, as well as ample, secure parking. Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia will be developed, owned and managed by Stadium Casino RE, LLC, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, the premier developer of Live! dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Visit 

About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910, and encompass four generations of privately held, family ownership. During the past 10 decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in commercial real estate; entertainment districts; sports-anchored developments; gaming; hotels; residential properties; restaurants; international development; coworking spaces; and private equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. Welcoming more than 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter.

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