Bally’s names Marcus Glover as EVP and CFO, Jaymin B. Patel appointed as Vice Chairman

Bally’s Corporation has announced the appointment of Marcus Glover as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as Bobby Lavan, Bally’s current CFO, will be leaving to pursue another opportunity. In addition, the company appointed Jaymin B. Patel as Vice Chairman of the Board, where he will chair the newly created Operational Integration Committee.

Glover, a senior executive with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and gaming industry, was most recently the Chief Strategy Officer for QPSI LLC, a supply chain solutions and contract packaging company. He will be replacing Bobby Lavan, who played a significant role in the acquisition, financing, and integration of Gamesys, which Bally’s acquired in 2021.

Prior to that, Glover served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa; and President and Chief Operating Officer of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. He was also a senior executive with Caesars Entertainment in various positions, including Senior Vice President & General Manager for the Horseshoe Casino and Thistledown Racino; Assistant General Manager at Harrah’s/Caesars Entertainment in St. Louis, Missouri; and Vice President of Operations at Harrah’s/Caesars Entertainment in Biloxi, Mississippi. 

Robeson Reeves, Bally’s CEO, expressed his gratitude for Lavan’s leadership and contributions, saying: “We wish Bobby all the best in his next chapter.” Meanwhile, Soo Kim, Chairman of Bally’s Board of Directors, welcomed Glover to the company, stating: “I am confident that his experience and strong financial acumen make him the right leader to help Bally’s grow and achieve its long-term financial goals.”

Robeson Reeves

Glover expressed his eagerness to join the Bally’s team, stating that he looks forward to working with the company’s group of leaders to advance its strategic goals, implement operational efficiency and integration globally, and invest in talent and innovation to position the company “for continued growth and success.”

Bally’s has also added H.C. Charles Diao as Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Treasurer, reporting to Glover. Diao is described as having substantial global financial management experience, having recently spent nine years serving as Senior Vice President, Finance, Corporate Development, and Corporate Treasurer for DXC Technology Company/Computer Sciences Corp.

Jaymin B. Patel

In addition, the company appointed Jaymin B. Patel as Vice Chairman of the Board, where he will chair the newly created Operational Integration Committee, which oversees the company’s global process for streamlining operations and reducing costs, as well as the creation of a global, coordinated corporate center.

The Board is pleased to appoint Jaymin as Vice Chairman to oversee the integration of our business at a very exciting time for Bally’s as we execute our long-term growth strategy,” said Soo Kim. “These appointments add substantial financial depth and global gaming management experience to our team as we execute on the exciting growth opportunities.”