Mark Conner, a 16-year veteran of the gaming industry, has been named the new director of marketing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Conner comes to Fair Grounds from Harrah’s Entertainment in Tunica, Miss., where he most recently served as regional director of national casino marketing.
"With the new slots facility set to open this fall, and the ongoing needs of our OTB, video poker and racing operations, we look forward to the breadth of marketing leadership and experience that Mark brings to the Fair Grounds team," said Fair Grounds vice president and general manager Austin Miller.
Conner’s experience includes stints in several gaming markets throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Nevada, including New Orleans, where he directed marketing services, special events, entertainment and promotions for Harrah’s New Orleans Casino from 1999-2001.
Conner also directed marketing efforts for Grand Casino Resort and has held marketing leadership roles with Boyd Gaming, Harrah’s Entertainment, and MGM Mirage throughout his career in gaming. Conner is a 1992 graduate of Memphis State University.