Michael "Mickey" Brown resigned from his position of chairman of Empire Resorts due to health concerns, according to New York's Times Standard newspaper.
Brown previously ran Foxwoods when it first opened in 1992 until 1997 and was appointed as chairman of Empire Resorts' board of directors last year when Kien Huat Realty III acquired a controlling interest in the company. Brown worked in law enforcement in New Jersy prior to working for the Connecticut Indian casino.
Brown was also identified as a key person in Genting New York, LLC, the company that is planning to build and run the slot parlor at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, N.Y. Genting won the bid and is expecting the state controller to sign off on the contract this week, representing the last layer of approval requrired to seal the contract for the Aqueduct gaming franchise.
Brown reportedly underwent a triple by-pass operation last month. We wish him a speedy recovery.
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