We Play to Win.

Leaders in the Business of Casino Gaming

Who We Are

We are committed, collaborative and results-oriented.

Founded by industry stalwart Peter Liguori, Chesapeake Gaming Group (CGG) is a full-service gaming organization defined by its extensive experience in the business of casino gaming. Our seasoned team of professionals have worked across the globe and in all aspects of casino gaming and operations, providing expert counsel and capital that allows our partners, owners and clients' business to win.

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Our Core Values

Our team of experts operate with an unwavering commitment to the CGG core values.
1

Integrity

We lead with complete transparency and the utmost integrity with our clients, lenders, owners and team members

2

Efficiency

With every project, we are committed to driving profitability and bring a systemized approach to business with clear goals and objectives

3

Respect

We are committed to productive collaboration and treat all clients, lenders, owners and team members like partners

What We Do

Our diversity of experiences means we operate without boundaries. At the end of the day, it's about teaming up with our clients, partners and owners to drive success for their business.
Development
Operations
Human Resources
Marketing
Finance
Compliance Procedures
Pre-Opening Planning
Community/Government Agreements
Creditor Representation
Owner's Representation
Risk/Insurance
Regulatory
Legislation
Construction Management
Gaming Floor Design

Our Work

There is no substitute for hard work and real experience. We have a deep understanding of the industry and offer straightforward counsel on how to successfully develop or enhance your business.

Asset Management

CGG executive team members were responsible for managing the asset collection of Majestic Holdco after it emerged from bankruptcy in early 2012 through spring 2019. During this period, quality of management was improved, non-core assets were disposed and privately-held high interest notes were refinanced to traditional bank loans. Ultimately, the project resulted in a disposition of the company which provided a substantial return for shareholders.

Expert Counsel

CGG management advised a group of private equity owners during the successful sale of a southern casino's group of assets. Leveraging its diverse expertise and background, CGG has successfully introduced US standards for casino internal controls and compliance initiatives throughout an international portfolio of properties.

Property Expansion

A team of CGG professionals facilitated the growth of Hyatt Gaming from seven properties to 12 worldwide, overseeing the design and greenfield construction of new facilities, multiple renovations and remodeling of existing assets.

 

Strategic Realignment

CGG team members were responsible for managing a profitable sale and disposition of gaming assets as part of the strategic alignment of a high-net-worth family ownership group.

Employer / Union Negotiations

CGG management led successful negotiations with multiple employee unions appealing to the best interest of both the employer and employees.

Human Resources

CGG team members directed the strategic application of benefits administration to reduce costs associated with unnecessary ER visits, abuse of Rx Benefits program and overall reduction in plan costs.

 

Casino Resort Operations

Collectively, the CGG team represents more than 150 years of experience in land-based, riverboat and Native American Casino resorts domestically and internationally. CGG's talent mix is diverse and offers unique perspectives to bring added value to its client's business.

Historical Horse Racing Terminals

The CGG team boasts an impressive track record of success with respect to horse racing. CGG experts were instrumental in introducing "alternative gaming" to horse tracks in the form of Historical Horse Racing terminals and fostering an inclusive gaming ambiance that dramatically increased revenues.

Marketing / Public Relations

CGG management was responsible for an annual marketing and public relations budget exceeding $150 million for several domestic and international casino resorts. CGG's marketing and public relations efforts have resulted in improved brand visibility, increased traffic and enhanced relationships with company audiences.

Meet The Experts

Our experiences and relationships have taken us across the globe, and we've accomplished a lot. We offer unique perspectives that have led to winning outcomes. We have helped shape this industry and know firsthand how it operates and where it is going.

Peter Liguori

President and CEO

Peter Liguori

Mr. Liguori is a gaming executive with over 35 years' experience in land-based, riverboat and Native American casino resorts domestically and internationally. Prior to founding CGG, Mr. Liguori served for seven years as CEO of Majestic Holdco, a gaming and hospitality company representing four casino properties. Mr. Liguori also previously served as CFO, followed by President, of Hyatt Gaming Management Inc. for over 14 years, Vice President of Finance of Ameristar Casinos, Director of Finance at Trump Taj Mahal and in finance at Harrah's Entertainment. Throughout his career, Mr. Liguori has also served on several gaming company Boards.

Nick Hughes

Senior Vice President

Nick Hughes

Expertise: Operations, Horse Racing, Development

Mr. Hughes has over 35 years' experience in the casino industry both domestically and internationally, with significant skills and experience in all aspects of building or revamping an operation from scratch. His properties have won industry awards and created record returns for investors in both increased revenues and business value. Mr. Hughes was instrumental in owner investor relations for Hyatt properties in Europe, South America and the United States. Mr. Hughes is also an investor/owner in several casino businesses and brings a dedicated focus on startup planning, renovation projects, horse track and historical horse racing machine businesses as well as all aspects of traditional casino operation to the Chesapeake team and added value to our clients.

 

John H. Sheldon III

Senior Vice President

John H. Sheldon III

Expertise: Marketing, Project Development, Public Relations

Mr. Sheldon is a seasoned gaming executive with an established track record of success starting with Hilton Hotels Corporation in Las Vegas before advancing to the corporate office with regional responsibilities. Subsequently, he held major leadership roles that included corporate executive level responsibilities for multiple properties in various domestic and international jurisdictions. Before joining CGG in May 2019, Mr. Sheldon served as Senior Vice President Marketing for Full House Resorts which was preceded by similar positions at Majestic Holdco, Boyd Gaming, Nevada Region and Hyatt Gaming Management.

Gary Burrus, Ph.D., CLSD

Senior Vice President

Gary Burrus, Ph.D., CLSD

Expertise: Operations, Human Resources, Development

Mr. Burrus is among the most influential voices in executive hotel management with expertise centered on human resources management, workforce training and development and casino, resort and hotel operations. Mr. Burrus brings valuable experience in managing resorts, including golf operations, customer service programs, retail, security and risk management, regulatory affairs and entertainment/recreation facilities management. Mr. Burrus also serves as a college lecturer in casino and resort operations programs.

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Responsible Gambling

Chesapeake Gaming Group (CGG) is committed to responsible gambling .

While many gamble responsibly, others develop a serious, sometimes uncontrollable gambling problem. This can affect persons of any age, income, gender or race at any time.

CGG has established a set of policies and guidelines designed to assist clients with issues such as underage gambling, problem gambling, responsible marketing, and improper use or abuse of alcohol.

CGG employs a number of tools to promote responsible gaming, including but not limited to:

Please gamble responsibly.