CHESTER, W.Va. -- MTR Gaming Inc. has named Joseph L. Billhimer as its president.
Billhimer had served as acting president since late May. He will continue to also serve as the Chester-based company's chief operating officer.
MTR Gaming said Monday that Billhimer's appointment was effective immediately.
MTR Gaming Group Chairman Steven M. Billick said in a news release that Billhimer has been a major factor in the company's improved performance over the past few years.
Billhimer joined MTR Gaming in 2011.
MTR owns Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio, and Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, Pa.