Matt Gallagher Named Vice President, General Manager of Oxford Casino, Hotel & Event Center

Oxford, ME, (December 13, 2021 Oxford Casino, Hotel & Event Center (“Oxford Casino”) announced today that Matt Gallagher has been named its new Vice President and General Manager. Along with 24 years of gaming experience, Matt brings extensive experience as a senior leader in marketing working in a number of jurisdictions including California, Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington.

As General Manager, Matt will be responsible for leading the successful overall direction, administration and coordination of all activities at Oxford Casino including compliance with all regulatory requirements and the ongoing duties of gaming, hotel and entertainment operations. He assumes this role effective immediately.

“I am humbled and honored to step into the role of General Manager and to work with the amazing team here at Oxford Casino Hotel to continue the property’s acceleration of success,” Matt said. “I look forward to building my connections with the people of Oxford Hills, and I am committed to ensuring that our one-of-a-kind entertainment destination continues to bring value to the community.”

Maureen Adams, Vice President of Gaming Operations for Churchill Downs Incorporated, the owner and operator of Oxford Casino shared, “I couldn’t be happier to share Matt’s acceptance of our offer to move into the GM role at our Oxford facility. Matt brings a proven track record of success and is a great example of our company’s commitment to developing our team and promoting from within. We look forward to seeing what Matt and the team do next as they work to continuously elevate the experience for both our team members and our guest.” 

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance/Economics & Management from Lipscomb University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis.

Oxford Casino boasts 960 slot machines, 30 table games, a 107-room hotel, and an Event Center. Located just 10 miles from Portland, Maine, the entertainment venue also includes locally-inspired dining and beverage options including its signature Ox Pub and a quick serve eatery. Additional information can be found at

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Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors, among others, that may materially affect actual results or outcomes include the following: the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the emergence of variant strains, and related economic matters on our results of operations, financial conditions and prospects; the occurrence of extraordinary events, such as terrorist attacks, public health threats, civil unrest, and inclement weather; the effect of economic conditions on our consumers’ confidence and discretionary spending or our access to credit; additional or increased taxes and fees; the impact of significant competition, and the expectation the competition levels will increase; changes in consumer preferences, attendance, wagering, and sponsorships; loss of key or highly skilled personnel; lack of confidence in the integrity of our core businesses or any deterioration in our reputation; risks associated with equity investments, strategic alliances and other third-party agreements; inability to respond to rapid technological changes in a timely manner; concentration and evolution of slot machine manufacturing and other technology conditions that could impose additional costs; inability to negotiate agreements with industry constituents, including horsemen and other racetracks; inability to successfully expand our TwinSpires Sports and Casino business and effectively compete; inability to identify and complete expansion, acquisition or divestiture projects, on time, on budget or as planned; difficulty in integrating recent or future acquisitions into our operations; costs and uncertainties relating to the development of new venues and expansion of existing facilities; general risks related to real estate ownership and significant expenditures, including fluctuations in market values and environmental regulations; reliance on our technology services and catastrophic events and system failures disrupting our operations; online security risk, including cyber-security breaches, or loss or misuse of our stored information as a result of a breach, including customers’ personal information, could lead to government enforcement actions or other litigation; personal injury litigation related to injuries occurring at our racetracks; compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or applicable money-laundering regulations; payment-related risks, such as risk associated with fraudulent credit card and debit card use; work stoppages and labor issues; risks related to pending or future legal proceedings and other actions; highly regulated operations and changes in the regulatory environment could adversely affect our business; restrictions in our debt facilities limiting our flexibility to operate our business; failure to comply with the financial ratios and other covenants in our debt facilities and other indebtedness; and increase in our insurance costs, or obtain similar insurance coverage in the future, and inability to recover under our insurance policies for damages sustained at our properties in the event of inclement weather and casualty events.

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