Full House Resorts names Benjamin Douglass GM of its Rising Star resort

A guestroom in the Rising Star Casino Resort, located in Rising Sun, Ind. Photo credit: Rising Star Casino Resort (Benjamin Douglass is stepping in as leader of the Rising Star Casino Resort, while Terry Smith has been added as GM of Stockman’s Casino.)

Full House Resorts appointed new leadership for both its Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Ind., and its Stockman’s Casino in Fallon, Nev. 

At Rising Star Casino Resort, the company named Benjamin Douglass as the property's general manager. Douglass will transfer from the company’s Stockman’s Casino in Fallon, Nev., where he served as GM since March 2017. Before that, Douglass worked for four years as assistant GM at Full House Resorts' Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colo. As assistant GM, he oversaw all departments, with an emphasis on the table games, information technology and casino host areas.

Douglass began his casino career in 2005 at Bronco Billy’s. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Gonzaga University.

Full House Resorts also promoted Terry Smith to GM of its Stockman’s Casino in Fallon, Nev. Smith will transfer from the Grand Lodge Casino at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, where he currently serves as a lead casino operations officer. He has worked in various casino roles since joining Grand Lodge Casino in 1999, including as casino operations manager, overseeing all casino operation disciplines. For the past nine years, Smith served in positions with an emphasis on table games, information technology, customer service and compliance. Smith has been a resident of Northern Nevada for 21 years, and currently resides in Dayton, Nev., midway between Grand Lodge and Stockman’s.

“I am excited to welcome Ben and Terry into their new roles,” Daniel R. Lee, president and CEO of Full House Resorts, said in a statement. “Over the last two years, we have invested significantly in both Rising Star and Stockman’s Casino to create, in many ways, entirely new properties. Ben and Terry will both do an excellent job at leading our re-energized casinos into a bright new future. I also take great pride in promoting from within our team. As we grow our company, we work to help our employees develop their leadership skills and advance their own careers. Both of these individuals have worked with our company for many years and have prepared themselves well for their new roles. I congratulate them on their promotions and am confident that they will each continue to be successful in their new roles.”