Bill Healey talks to Bill Bembenek, CEO, Pala Casino Spa & Resort
Nestled in the secluded foothills north of San Diego, California is one of the state’s top casino resort destinations, Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Though designated with a AAA Four-Diamond rating, the gaming and entertainment resort has undertaken an extensive $170 million expansion and renovation project that began in October 2017.
We have been fortunate to catch-up with Bill Bembenek, the CEO to discuss the casino and their ongoing renovation.
Could you give us a bit of a background on your industry experience, and what led you to Pala Resort.
I began my gaming career in 1992 in the Chicagoland market, holding director level positions at the Empress Casino in Illinois and the Blue Chip Casino in Northwest Indiana.