Sibella Out as CEO of Resorts World Las Vegas Amidst Probe

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Gilbert Horowitz
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Despite previously being cleared by gaming Nevada state regulators in February of any improprieties, Resorts World Las Vegas President Scott Sibella was released of his duties this week.  Resorts World Las Vegas alleges Sibella violated company policies.


Resorts World Chief Financial Officer Peter LaVoie will step in to fill the CEO position for the 3,500-room hotel-casino, which is owned by Malaysia-based Genting Berhad.

“Resorts World Las Vegas today announced that president and COO Scott Sibella has left the company, effective immediately,” a Resorts World spokeswoman said in an emailed statement to the Nevada Independent. “This action comes after the company was recently made aware that Mr. Sibella violated company policies and the terms of his employment.” 

The ousting of Sibella comes at a time when the feds are said to be investigating current and former Las Vegas execs alleged to have used casino assets to pay debts owed to a Los Angeles area illegal bookmaking business.

A high-stakes gambler-turned-FBI confidential source, RJ Cipriani (AKA Robin Hood 702) has been alluding to a probe over the past months and regularly lambastes Sibella in the process.

Cipriani tweeted out late Friday:

"I heard SCOTT SIBELLA knew this was coming. He wasn't at Resorts World for 8-10 days before this announcement. He knew his bullshit, lies, and dirty dealing for FOUR DECADES in Vegas was over !!! ADIOS MOTHERF@CKER!!"

Sibella was previously president of MGM Grand for eight years.  The Nevada Gaming Control Board found no wrongdoing in regard to Resort World’s relationship with a restaurant partially owned by a convicted felon while under Sibella's leadership.

- Gilbert Horowitz,

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