Aaron Gomes, who helped run Resorts Casino Hotel after the death of his father, is leaving to take a job with an Australian casino company.

Gomes tells The Associated Press he's leaving Friday to become managing director of Echo Entertainment's Jupiters Gold Coast Casino in Australia. He will be in charge of running the casino and leading it through a $625 million renovation.

He'll report to Echo's managing director, Larry Mullin, who used to run the Borgata in Atlantic City.

In his role as vice president of operations, Aaron Gomes helped keep Resorts running after his father, Dennis Gomes, the casino's co-owner, died in February. The Mohegan Tribal Authority, which will soon run Resorts, wanted Gomes to stay on under the new management.

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