Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas names new chief | NevadaAppeal.com

Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas names new chief

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Owners of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas have named Joseph Magliarditi as its new president and chief executive, replacing an executive whom authorities say shot and killed himself in March.

Morgans Hotel Group Co., which owns the casino-hotel east of the Las Vegas Strip with an equity partner, announced Magliarditi on Tuesday to replace Andrew “Randy” Kwasniewski.

Magliarditi was most recently chief operating officer for the M Resort in Las Vegas. He has worked more than 16 years in hotels and casinos.

Authorities found 55-year-old Kwasniewski dead in his home March 9. A coroner ruled the death a suicide.

The Hard Rock casino-hotel is separate from the restaurant chain of the same name.