Executive Spotlight: Jim Rigot

Executive Spotlight: Jim Rigot




Trenton, N.J., native Jim Rigot recently relocated to Baton Rouge to take over as general manager of Hollywood Casino. Rigot says he's looking forward to catching LSU and New Orleans Saints football games, as well as next year's Mardi Gras, but he's not as excited about the heat and humidity of his first Southern summer. Like many newcomers to southern Louisiana, Rigot says he was immediately taken by the warm hospitality and incredible food. Though the gaming industry and the economy at large have not fully recovered from the recession, Rigot says he pays close attention to the economic indicators and believes "there are some encouraging signs that we may be starting to turn the corner. I am hopeful that better days will soon be here." Read the full Q&A with Rigot here. Here's a sample:

What is something that you can't live without?
"Money, women, liquor and gambling, not necessarily in that order."



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