US gaming operator Nevada Gold Casinos has appointed James Meier as its new vice president and chief financial officer.

Meier takes over with immediate effect, replacing James Kohn who has resigned as CFO after eight years with the company. Kohn will serve his notice period to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.

Meier joins from Full House Resorts, where he has served in a number of executive positions since 2004. These include financial controller and chief financial officer for Full House, and most recently, vice president of strategic planning and financial analysis.

He is a certified public accountant who has held financial and accounting positions in various Nevada-based gaming operations.

The operator’s chief executive Michael Shaunnessy commented that during his eight-year tenure Kohn had played an instrumental role in the strategic transformation and repositioning of Nevada Gold.

“We are grateful for his many contributions and appreciate his dedicated service and wish him great success in his future endeavours,” Shaunnessy added.

Nevada Gold is one of the smaller gambling operators in the US, running a slot operation in South Dakota, as well as a chain of mini-casinos in Washington State. It has also moved into the social casino space, launching Gold Star Slots in partnership with NYX Gaming Group.