Terry Glebocki, a veteran of the industry and CEO of Ocean Casino Resort, has been named as the new president of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ). Steve Callender’s retirement was announced in March, and she was named to succeed him. CANJ represents the nine casinos in Atlantic City. Its members elected Glebocki as the group’s president. She is also the organization’s first female leader.
Glebocki expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to succeed Steve Callender, who successfully led the organization through the pandemic.
Glebocki has worked in Atlantic City for more than three decades, starting as an assistant controller at the Bally’s Grand, which later became the Atlantic City Hilton, and then the Atlantic Club.
She joined the Revel Entertainment Group in 2007, which went bankrupt in 2014. Following that, Glebocki worked for Tropicana Entertainment as executive vice president. Revel reopened as Ocean in 2018, and Glebocki became CFO in 2019. A year later, Ocean became CEO of Luxor Capital.
Callender spent 43 years in the industry and worked his way up
Glebocki is stepping into “big shoes,” as Callender has a long history with Atlantic City. Callender had worked his way up from the bottom in Atlantic City since 1978 when gambling became legal for the first time.
He announced his retirement in March, stating he graduated from college at the time and that 10,000 people were applying for 500 jobs.
“I was fortunate enough that they chose me and taught me how to deal,” Callender said. It was my first time seeing a craps game, and I was dealing it.”
During his 43-year career, he rose through the ranks to oversee the evolution of Atlantic City’s largest casino resorts.
Callender has been in the industry for decades, and his retirement is big news for the New Jersey industry.