Seneca Gaming Corporation welcomes new vice president of slot operations

NIAGARA FALLS — Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC) has announced and welcomed Penny Parayo as its new corporate vice president of slot operations.

Prior to joining SGC, Parayo served as vice president of beverage and slot operations for Maryland Live! Casino, where she was responsible for overseeing all day-to-day aspects of the beverage, slot operation and technical services departments. Parayo was also responsible for short term and long term master planning including Table Games and Poker expansion in Maryland.

She brings more than 25 years of experience in slot operations and casino management to Seneca Gaming Corporation.

Previously, Parayo has held various executive positions in the casino industry including senior director of gaming and strategy for Rocket Gaming in Chicago, vice president of gaming operations for Horseshoe Hammond in Indiana, vice president of Eastern Division Slots for Harrah’s, as well as leadership roles in the Las Vegas market at MGM Grand, Flamingo Hilton, O’Shea’s and Tropicana Resort.

“We are excited to have Penny on our team,” said Holly Gagnon, president & CEO, Seneca Gaming Corporation. “She is sure to be a great asset to Seneca Gaming Corporation with her extensive experience in the industry.”

Parayo holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has served on the Board of Directors for Leadership Anne Arundel and the American Red Cross.

Seneca Gaming Corporation operates Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, NY, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, known as Seneca Resorts & Casinos on behalf of the Seneca Nation of Indians. Since opening Seneca Niagara in 2002, Seneca Gaming Corporation has grown into one of the largest private sector employers in Western New York, with 4,000 employees at its three locations. The company operates world-class facilities offering more than 6,400 slot machines, 140 table games, 1,000 hotel rooms, a championship golf course and other related amenities. For more information, visit