MGM Resorts Appoints Anton Nikodemus to Chief Operating Officer of Regional Operations as Company Grows in U.S.

April 24, 2014

LAS VEGAS April 24, 2014 –  MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has announced the appointment of Anton Nikodemus to serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of MGM Resorts International Regional Operations.


In this new role, Mr. Nikodemus will report to Corey Sanders, COO for MGM Resorts, and oversee operations at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Miss.; Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Miss.;  MGM Grand Detroit; development and operations at MGM National Harbor, scheduled to open in 2016 in Prince George’s County, Md., and MGM Springfield in Springfield, Mass.  The opening of MGM Springfield is pending state approvals.


Mr. Nikodemus will work closely with the top officials at regional properties to accommodate the growth of MGM Resorts in regional markets, and to ensure consistency in policies and procedures at the regional level.


“Anton is a very accomplished industry veteran whose expertise will be valuable in guiding the day-to-day operations of these properties, as well as our Company’s future course of regional development,” said MGM Resorts COO Corey Sanders. “These are very exciting times for MGM Resorts International as we remain the market leaders in Biloxi and Detroit, and look forward to breaking ground in new markets.”


In this new capacity, he will work closely with George P. Corchis, Jr., President and COO of Southern Operations;  Steve Zanella, President and COO of MGM Grand Detroit;  Niklas Rytterstrom, General Manager of Gold Strike-Tunica;  Lorenzo Creighton, President and COO of MGM National Harbor, and  Michael Mathis, President and COO of MGM Springfield.


Mr. Nikodemus joined MGM Resorts in 2005 and has served as Senior Vice President of Hotel Operations for MGM Grand Las Vegas and Bellagio; President and COO of Monte Carlo, and most recently as MGM Resorts President and COO of Casino Marketing.


He currently serves as an active member of MGM Resorts International’s Executive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee, mainly focusing on the Company’s Diversity & Inclusion, Philanthropy & Community Engagement, and Environmental Sustainability areas.


Prior to joining MGM Resorts, Mr. Nikodemus served as Resort Manager for Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla.  Under his executive leadership, numerous multi-million dollar renovations were initiated within the property and he helped build a strong Five-Diamond service culture.  During his tenure, he also served as president of the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Mr. Nikodemus is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing.


About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at

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