Sonesta St Maarten announce Sergio Porcasi as Vice President of Casino Operations

Media Contact  Erika Vives, AMPR 212-767-9665

St. Maarten (July 6, 2015) – Casino Royale, Golden Casino and Diamond Casino, located on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, welcomes Sergio Porcasi as Vice President of Casino Operations. The Italian native boasts more than 24 years of experience in the casino industry and, in his new position, Mr. Porcasi will employ his strong expertise, drive and ambition to spearhead improvements to all of the casinos’ operations, while also motivating a successful team environment.

“The ultimate goal is to make Casino Royale – the island’s largest – as a destination not only for the most refined gaming enthusiasts, but to attract lovers of this exciting lifestyle of nightlife, leading sports events, tournaments and dining,” said Porcasi. “A complete renovation is planned, complete with every modern amenity that travelers to other gaming capitals have come to expect. All of our casinos will raise the level in St. Maarten and I look forward to being at the helm of this exciting project.”

Before joining the Maho Casino Group, Mr. Porcasi served for six years as corporate casino operations manager for MSC Cruises, managing operations of 12 sea casinos as well as supervising and analyzing all financial operations and results. From 1996 to 2009, Mr. Porcasi was casino manager for Royal Caribbean International. He managed onboard all casino operations with additional responsibilities including employee management and training, financial supervision and analysis. Mr. Porcasi obtained diverse qualification in casino management and received a Slot Academy Diploma from the University of Reno, Nevada. Casino Royale is the largest on the island of Sint Maarten, boasting over 21,000 square feet of gaming. With 21 tables of gaming, you can choose from Roulette (American and French), Craps, Blackjack and Poker (Three Card Poker 6 card bonus, Let It Ride with 3 card bonus, Caribbean Poker and Texas Hold’em). The 410 plus slot machines include a variety of classics and modern video slots. Casino Royale is the home to the only Sex in the City, Hangover, Wheel of Fortune and Betty Boop games. Club Royale offers free membership where enthusiasts can redeem points for gifts, room and restaurant comps, while a jackpot bingo is held throughout the week. Club Royale is the most rewarding program in the Caribbean with large value rebates, 5 star hotel stays, fine dining and much more. The casino also has a private “high-roller” area with the highest table and slot limits on the island.

Diamond Casino, located at #1 Front Street in Philipsburg, gaming enthusiasts enjoy one of the island’s finest experiences located at the heartbeat of the country’s capital, with over 140 slots and eight gaming tables featuring American Roulette Blackjack, Three Card Poker and Caribbean Poker. A new state of the art player tracking system has just been installed which will brings huge benefits to large players and small alike.

Guests flock to Great Bay’s Golden Casino featuring more than 110 state-of-the-art slot machines, Virtual 3 Card Poker, Virtual Blackjack and automated Roulette. This boutique casino has the friendliest staff on the island. Check out the Vegas odds Sportsbook, which allows bets to be placed on future events. All winning ticket payments can mailed to the lucky guest.


The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, with its limitless all-inclusive meals, drinks, Kids Club and scheduled activities program, is a "destination within a destination,” offering exciting nightlife, a variety of accommodations and first-rate amenities for singles, couples, and families.

Conveniently located on the island's southwest shore just minutes from the airport, Sonesta Maho features 395 guest rooms and suites with private balcony or terrace, signature services and in-room amenities, large pool area with swim-up pool bar, cascading waterfalls, oceanfront wedding gazebo, five restaurants and five bars, fitness center, four tennis courts, nightclub, and more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space for weddings big or small, indoor or outdoor. Other amenities such as The Maho Serenity Spa, Casino Royale are available at an additional fee.

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