04 January 2022

BILOXI, Miss. (Jan. 4, 2022) -- MGM Resorts International has announced the appointment of Brandon Dardeau as President & Chief Operating Officer of Southeast Operations which includes Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Miss. and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., where he will oversee daily operations while providing strategic direction and leadership.


A 20-year veteran of the hospitality and gaming industry, Dardeau most recently served as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Marketing & Operations for Gold Strike in Tunica, Mississippi. Dardeau began his career with MGM Resorts International as a Casino Marketing Coordinator at MGM Grand Las Vegas in May of 2000. He quickly rose to management and transferred to Beau Rivage in July of 2001 and has held numerous leadership roles in Slot Operations, Marketing, and was instrumental in evolving the company’s charter program into the Gulf Coast and launching the M life Rewards loyalty program in 2010.


"I am pleased to transition back full time to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to lead both Beau Rivage and Gold Strike teams, where we will continue to create world class destination experiences for our customers,” said MGM Resorts Southeast Operations President & COO Brandon Dardeau. “This year’s priorities will include a multi-million dollar room remodel at Beau Rivage, capital investments into our restaurants and gaming floors, and ensuring our employee experience remains the best in the market.”


Dardeau received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Louisiana - Monroe. He is an MGM Resorts Diversity Champion and active in the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as several other company growth initiatives.



Named one of the “South’s Best Resorts” by Southern Living, MGM Resorts International’s AAA Four Diamond Beau Rivage Resort & Casino features 1,740 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, 10 restaurants, exciting nightlife and an 85,000-square-foot gaming area including BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, Mississippi’s full-service sports betting and entertainment destination. The resort also offers live entertainment in its 1,550-seat theatre, an upscale shopping promenade with a Black Clover Lounge and Topgolf Swing Suite, a world-class spa & salon and Fallen Oak, a Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course. For reservations, call (888) 567-6667 or visit www.beaurivage.com.



MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort is the Mid-South’s premier entertainment destination. A short drive south of Memphis, the 31-story Tunica resort towers over the Mississippi River and offers 1,133 stylish rooms and suites, award-winning dining, exciting nightlife and an integrated gaming experience with a 50,000-square-foot gaming area and BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, a full-service sports entertainment venue which also houses the Mid-South’s first Topgolf Swing Suite. M life Rewards program offers benefits at 17 participating MGM Resorts destinations including the most recognizable brands such as Bellagio, Mirage, MGM Grand, Borgata and Beau Rivage. For reservations, call 888.245.7529 or visit www.goldstrike.com.



MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 32 unique hotel and gaming destinations globally, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The Company’s 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet” philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. For more information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com. Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.


CONTACT: Mary Cracchiolo Spain, MGM Resorts Southeast Operations, mspain@mgmresorts.com, 228.547.8473.