Hippodrome Deputy Chair to retire

By Robert Simmons
It has been announced that Peter McNally, Deputy Chairman of the Hippodrome Casino, London, will retire at the end of this year after more than 50 years experience working in the UK Casino Industry, having started as a croupier in 1966.

In a statement, Simon Thomas, Hippodrome CEO, paid tribute to the outgoing McNally saying: “Peter was a key part of the core team that opened the Hippodrome and his experience and standing within the industry was instrumental in us obtaining our licence.

“His sage advice during the lengthy process of planning and building the business was invaluable. Much of our success is down to his years of experience in the casino sector, and his legacy will be a venue that consistently surprises, innovates and redefines how a casino can operate in today’s more enlightened operating environment.

“My father and I, and the rest of the Board, owe him a huge debt of gratitude, and we will miss his fuller involvement, but we are delighted that he has agreed that we can call upon for his wise counsel in the future and he will be a consultant to the company.”

McNally previously served as Managing Director and Owner/Operator of Capital Corporation (Crockford’s Club & The Colony Club), and was previously Gaming/ Operational Director for London Clubs Ltd, now (LCI), where he rose through the ranks to take control of the company’s overall gaming operation in all its casinos.

Simon Thomas added: “He leaves here with our profound thanks and good wishes for a happy retirement. We’ll miss him.”

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