CHESTER, W.Va. -- MTR Gaming Group President and CEO Jeffrey Dahl plans to leave the company to pursue other business opportunities.Chester-based MTR Gaming announced today that Dahl's resignation from the company's Board of Directors is effective immediately. But Dahl will remain as president and chief executive officer while the board searches for a successor."I'm proud of the progress and accomplishments we created at MTR Gaming during my tenure,'' Dahl said in the company's release. "The opening of our Scioto Downs gaming facility has put the Company on a successful path. We've put together a solid team during my time here and while I will miss everyone at MTR Gaming, I'm confident the Company will continue to prosper.''In addition to the Scioto Downs facility in Columbus, Ohio, MTR Gaming owns Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester and Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, Pa.
"We want to thank Jeff for his service to MTR Gaming, including his valuable contribution to the construction and opening of our new Scioto Downs gaming facility in Columbus, Ohio,'' said MTR Gaming Chairman Steven M. Billick. "We also appreciate Jeff staying on as CEO to assist in facilitating a smooth transition.''