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Gold Strike names Dardeau new President and COO

27 January 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Gold Strike Casino Resort, part of the MGM Resorts International portfolio, announced today that Brandon Dardeau has been appointed as the new President & COO. Dardeau has been Vice President of Marketing at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi since 2014, also part of the MGM Resorts portfolio, and began his career at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in 2000. His predecessor David Tsai is relocating to Michigan to serve as the new President & COO of MGM Grand Detroit Casino.

“This is a well-deserved promotion for Brandon and an exciting time for Gold Strike,” said Jorge Perez, Regional Portfolio President, MGM Resorts International. “Dardeau’s nearly 20-years of experience with MGM and strong Mississippi ties make him a great addition to the Tunica team. He has done tremendous work at Beau Rivage, leading their various marketing programs and, especially, his role launching M life Rewards, and I believe his business acumen, loyalty and passion will make this a successful transition. I also want to thank David for all his good work at Gold Strike. I know he will continue to thrive in Detroit.”

“I’m thrilled to be returning to Gold Strike and rejoining this remarkable team,” said Brandon Dardeau, President & COO of Gold Strike Casino Resort. “From the gaming to the entertainment to the restaurants, I look forward to continuing to offer our guests a best-in-class experience destination.”

Dardeau joined the Company at MGM Grand Las Vegas in 2000, then moved to Beau Rivage in 2001 where he held various leadership roles in Slot Operations, Marketing, and was instrumental in launching M life Rewards in 2010. He also previously served as the Vice President of Marketing at Gold Strike. Dardeau holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Louisiana - Monroe.

Dardeau will assume the role upon regulatory approval.

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