Kenny Martin Named New PPC General Manager
New nametag, new job, new casino, new year, same old Kenny.
This progression sums up the last month or so for Kenny Martin, the new general manager at Point Place Casino in Bridgeport.
Kenny comes to the gig in Bridgeport after serving as casino operations shift manager at Turning Stone Resort Casino, one of Oneida Nation Enterprises' other casinos. He also brings nearly 30 years of experience working for Oneida Nation Enterprises; he was hired Sept. 1, 1993 as a floor supervisor and has been working through management ever since—pit manager, assistant shift manager, shift manager, and more.
“Kenny has been an essential part of the Oneida Nation Enterprises team since day one and is the ideal person to help lead this next phase for Point Place Casino,” said Jerry Marrello, Oneida Nation Enterprises’ new Vice President of Regional Casinos. “Kenny will utilize his years of leadership experience and relationships to lead the Point Place Casino team in its day-to-day operations.”
“At the risk of sounding hokey, I’m truly honored I was selected for this new position,” Kenny said. “The fact that they chose me means everything. It’s a responsibility I won’t take lightly.”
To commemorate the new assignment, Kenny decided to change his nametag. He’s always been known to friends (and guests) as Kenny, but when he took his first job at Turning Stone, he selected the name Ken because it sounded more professional.
As he steps into this new and expanded role, Kenny decided it was time to switch back to the name more people know and love.
“I want a more recognizable approach,” he said.
Kenny got his start in the gaming industry in Atlantic City, where he learned all table games and spent most of his tenure working craps. The job was supposed to be temporary—something to fill the gap for a year until Kenny was ready to go to college. More than 37 years later, the casino industry has become his career.
When Kenny isn’t working, he’s likely either playing golf (at one of the Oneida Nation Enterprises courses) or taking care of his grandson. He also considers himself a foodie and said he loves to travel. Those who know Kenny, adore him. It’s exciting to finally see him get a chance to run the show.