Monday, 8 October 2018

MGM Resorts Executive Bobby Brown Steps Down

MGM Resorts International announced this week that executive Bobby Brown will be stepping down at the end of this year.

Brown will be leaving his roles as Chief Customer Development Officer of MGM Resorts International and as the CEO and President of CityCenter.

While neither MGM or Brown have explained why they’ve decided to part ways, the news was announced in a brief press release.

It read: “Few have played a more central role in the growth and transformation of the gaming industry than Bobby, and his contributions over more than three decades are immeasurable.

“MGM Resorts thanks Bobby for all he has done for the company and all he has meant to this industry and wishes him the best for the future.”

Who is Bobby Baldwin?

A native of Oklahoma, Baldwin first hit headlines when he became the youngest ever winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event in 1978 at the age of 28.

Following this, Baldwin went on to win four bracelets during the late 1970s. Then, in 1982, he was hired as a consultant for the Golden Nugget before being appointed as the casino’s president two years later.

He was inducted in the Poker Hall of Fame in 2003 before becoming the CEO and President of CityCenter in 2005.

CityCenter is an urban complex located on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The site, which opened in 2009 with a cost of around $9.2 billion, covers 16 million square feet and includes the ARIA, Vdara, Mandarin Oriental and The Crystals buildings.