LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affinity Gaming (“Affinity”) announced that yesterday its Board of Directors (the “Board”) met and appointed Richard S. Parisi as its new Chairman, succeeding Don R. Kornstein. Mr. Parisi, a senior investment professional with Silver Point Capital – Affinity’s second-largest stockholder – was elected to the Board at Affinity’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 14, 2013. Mr. Kornstein will remain a member of the Board.
“I am very pleased to be given this opportunity to help contribute to the Company’s success,” said Mr. Parisi. “I look forward to working with the other members of the Board and with management in these efforts.”
“Rich and I have gotten to know one another well over the past few months, and I am excited about working with him in our efforts to create additional value for all of our stockholders,” said David D. Ross, Affinity’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Don has made enormous contributions to Affinity since he joined the Board in December 2010,” added Mr. Ross. “His insight, creativity and leadership have been extremely valuable to Affinity, our employees and our shareholders.”
“After two and half years as Chairman, and with the recent expansion of the Board, I felt it was the right time to pass the baton, enabling me to have the time to pursue other opportunities and interests,” said Mr. Kornstein. “I am very proud of what Affinity has achieved during my tenure as Chairman, and it has been a truly gratifying and rewarding experience. I am confident that the management team and Board have what it takes to lead Affinity through the next exciting chapter of its history.”
About Affinity Gaming
Affinity Gaming is a diversified casino gaming company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company's casino operations consist of 12 casinos in four states, six of which are located in Nevada, three in Colorado, two in Missouri and one in Iowa. Additionally, Affinity Gaming provides consulting services under an agreement to support the operations of the Rampart Casino at the JW Marriott Resort in Las Vegas. For more information about Affinity Gaming, please visit its website: www.affinitygaming.com.