Cavallaro resigns from corporate position at Harveys |

Cavallaro resigns from corporate position at Harveys

by Sally J. Taylor

Just five months after being promoted to corporate general manager of all three properties owned by Harveys Casino Resorts, Steve Cavallaro has resigned from the company.

“Steve’s resignation is effective Sept. 30,” Harveys spokesman and Senior Vice President Jim Rafferty confirmed on Tuesday.

Other than that, Rafferty declined to comment. An official statement from Harveys President and Chief Operating Officer Chuck Scharer is expected later this week.

Cavallaro, who resides in Las Vegas, previously supervised Harveys Wagon Wheel Hotel/Casino in Central City, Colo. and Harveys Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

In March, following the resignation of Kevin Servatius, general manager of Harveys Casino & Hotel at Lake Tahoe, Cavallaro added that property to his management corral.

William Stevens became the Lake Tahoe general manager in April and now works under Cavallaro.

Last week, Harveys announced an agreement with Iowa West Racing Association to manage the Bluffs Run Casino, a greyhound track and land-based casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa. That property would also be managed by Cavallaro.

Cavallaro has more than 19 years in the casino business. The last 10 he has been in general management beginning with The Palace Station and the Nob Hill Casino, both in Las Vegas.

As executive vice president of development for the Maloof organization, which owns the Fiesta in Las Vegas, he helped design and build casinos.

Cavallaro came to the Harveys corporation in 1994, as senior vice president and general manager of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, which opened as a partnership with the two corporations. When Hard Rock bought out Harveys interest in 1996, Cavallaro was promoted to chief operating officer of the Iowa and Colorado properties.

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