Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia Vice President Of Casino Marketing Nick Ryan Recognized As One Of The Top 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders In Gaming By Global Gaming Business Magazine

Ryan was Recognized for Making Significant Impacts in the Casino Gaming Industry and in the Community. 

Nick Ryan, Vice President of Casino Marketing at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, has been named to the ‘Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40’ class by Global Gaming Business Magazine (GGB), the leading gaming trade publication focusing on the international casino industry. The program recognizes young professionals making significant impacts in the casino gaming industry.

Mr. Ryan joined Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia in December 2019 and is responsible for the development, implementation and execution of all of Live! Philadelphia’s VIP marketing initiatives, including loyalty marketing, and promotions for both Domestic and Asian player development.

Prior to joining Live!, he spent 13 years at Caesars Entertainment, rising through the ranks and experiencing every level of the casino marketing team. Before his departure, Mr. Ryan held the position of Vice President of Casino Marketing at Harrah’s Philadelphia for six years. He is actively engaged in the Philadelphia community through various community groups, including his service as a Committee Member/ Board of Directors for the CHOP Golf Classic and the Philly Spin-In for the Cardiac Center. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia. Mr. Ryan is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a B.S. in Organizational Leadership.

“Nick has been instrumental in increasing player engagement in Philadelphia and the surrounding region since the opening of Live! Philadelphia last year,” said Joe Billhimer, Executive Vice President, Cordish Gaming Group. “He is an admired team leader, spearheading strategic planning and marketing efforts for all casino marketing initiatives at the property, and his unique experience has prepared him greatly for this role. Nick knows what our VIP players want, expect, deserve, and he goes above and beyond to make it happen for them. We’re very proud of his recognition as an Emerging Leader in Gaming.”


About Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

Voted Best Overall Gaming Resort and Best Overall Dining in Pennsylvania by Casino Player Magazine, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia has transformed the South Philadelphia 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 features more than 200 luxury hotel rooms that are Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide, a FanDuel® Sportsbook and Lounge, over 2,100 slots and electronic table games, and 134 live action table games, including a dedicated poker room. New dining and entertainment options include the Zagat-rated #1 steakhouse The Prime Rib®; Luk Fu, serving authentic Asian cuisine; Sports & Social Philly, a one-of-a-kind sports restaurant, gaming venue and social lounge; the 10th Street Market, a unique food hall featuring Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint and Guy’s Burger Joint; Philadelphia-favorites Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, Termini Bros. Bakery and Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen; Morty’s Deli and Luckie’s Liquor. A spirited nightlife scene at Center Bar and R Bar rounds out the Live! experience. The property offers more than 15,500-square-feet of customizable meeting and event space, as well as ample, secure parking. Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia was developed and remains 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. For reservations, call 1-833-472-5483 or visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - @livecasinophl

About The Cordish Companies

The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten 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. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland. Welcoming over 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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