HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 18Issue 32Lorenzo Creighton Rejoins MGM Resorts International

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, MGM Resorts International (MGM) announced that gaming industry veteran Lorenzo Creighton has rejoined the company.   Mr. Creighton will focus on the company’s efforts in developing markets in the eastern U.S.

“Lorenzo Creighton is one of the most highly respected leaders in the resort and casino profession,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM. “We are proud he’s once again an integral part of our team bringing his unique insights on issues from regional market operations and fostering the important working relationships between operators and regulators. His knowledge will prove valuable to both our company and the communities where we work.”

Mr. Creighton has more than 20 years of experience in Government Affairs, Gaming Regulatory Agencies and Casino Operations. He previously worked as an attorney for the State of Iowa and as an Iowa Magistrate State Judge, before becoming the Deputy Director for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. He also served as Executive Director for the Mississippi Gaming Commission, where he oversaw the development of state gaming regulation and the opening of the state’s modern casino industry.

“I am proud to rejoin the MGM Resorts family and once again to be a part of a company that leads the industry in so many different areas,” said Mr. Creighton. “MGM Resorts has many new opportunities before it. I look forward to this opportunity to be a part of them.”

Previous to joining MGM Resorts, Mr. Creighton served as President and COO of New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and MGM Grand Detroit.  Prior to MGM, he was the President of the Flamingo; General Manager for the Lady Luck in Natchez, Mississippi; General Manager for the President Casinos in St. Louis, Missouri; and Senior Vice President of Operations for Bally’s Casino in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Most recently, he was Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Casinos, a Vancouver company that manages 12 casinos throughout Canada.


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