San Diego Business Journal

The Sycuan Tribal Council has appointed a new general manager to the Sycuan Casino Resort. According to a press release, Robert Cinelli will hold the post starting Jan. 1, 2020.

Currently, Cinelli serves as the senior vice president of casino operations at the Venetian and Palazzo. He’s been with the Las Vegas Sands Corporation since November 2011, according to the release. Prior, Cinelli served as director of corporate accounts with WMS Gaming, Incorporated.

Cinelli received his Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno and is currently “pursuing is MBA from the Pepperdine Graziado Business School.”

“The Sycuan tribe is excited to have Mr. Cinelli join our team,” said Cody Martinez, Sycuan chairman. “He brings incredible financial talent and an abundance of management experience and customer focus in a highly competitive gaming market. Rob’s breadth and depth of knowledge and goals for our new property, mesh well with the goals and objectives of the tribal council and the entire tribe.”

Founded in 1983, Sycuan Casino Resort employs nearly 4,000 San Diegans.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at or 858-634-4625.