One of the most prominent casino operators in the United States and globally, MGM Resorts International has just recently revealed that its Global Gaming Development President Brian Sandoval has resigned from this position in order to take a new administrative job and work for the University of Nevada Reno. According to one report released by the Reno Gazette Journal news outlet, fifty-six-year-old Sandoval used to work as the state’s Governor for eight years before he decided to join the Las Vegas-based company.
He served as the twenty-ninth Governor of Nevada until 2019. He attended the University of Nevada Reno where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and English back in 1986. Later on, he earned his Juris Doctor degree at the Ohio State University Moritz College of law back in 1989. After passing his bar exams in California and Nevada, Mr. Sandoval worked with several law companies before opening his law firm in 1999. At MGM Resorts International, Brian Sandoval helped the company lead its expansion efforts across different markets.
MGM Resorts International
Founded thirty-four years ago, MGM Resorts International is one of the major entertainment and hospitality companies not only in the United States but in the world. The company operates a number of iconic destination resorts in New Jersey, Maryland, Mississippi, Detroit, and Las Vegas. Some of its most iconic properties include Bellagio located in Las Vegas, packed with almost four thousand rooms and a massive 116,000 square feet gaming space.
This luxury resort, casino, and hotel is not the only venue of this kind operated by MGM Resorts International which is also responsible for many other gambling-friendly venues in the United States including the iconic Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino also located in Las Vegas. This venue opened twenty-one years ago. Its hotel space is packed with three thousand and two hundred rooms and with a casino space packed with hundreds of games.
Besides, MGM Resorts International is also responsible for equally impressive Atlantic City-located Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa. The venue opened in 2003 and it features over two thousand and seven hundred hotel rooms which make it the biggest facility of this kind in New Jersey. The venue’s total gaming space covers 161,000 square feet.
Moreover, the American operator is looking forward to expanding its MGM China Holdings Limited subsidiary that is responsible for MGM Cotai and MGM Macau properties. One of the company’s future goals includes securing one of the Japanese trios of coming licenses which will grant operators necessary permissions to construct and operate a fully integrated casino resort in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Bill Hornbuckle Replacing James Murren as CEO
Before the former Governor of Nevada decided to pursue another administrative job and leave MGM Resorts International, the company’s officials revealed that its Chief Executive Officer James Murren is also leaving the company. Bill Hornbuckle had replaced James Murren at this position. At the same time, Paul Salem was promoted to the company’s Chairman position. The Las Vegas-based company’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer used one of the company’s official press releases to thank Brian Sandoval for his work done at MGM Resorts International. He also wished him the very best as he pursues future working opportunities.