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Meruelo Gaming welcomes Mike Longi as Executive VP and CEO

26 January 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Mike Longi has joined Meruelo Gaming as executive vice president and chief financial officer providing financial assistance for both SAHARA Las Vegas and Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Boasting broad gaming industry experience and deep professional knowledge across all resort operations, Longi will serve as an instrumental member of the company’s executive leadership team.

“Mike joins Meruelo Gaming at a pivotal moment in our company’s history,” said Alex Meruelo, owner of SAHARA Las Vegas and GSR. “As we emerge from the challenges of 2020 and continue to invest in our casino-resorts in Las Vegas and Reno, we are counting on Mike’s leadership and long-tenured experience to guide our successful navigation of the months and years ahead. We are pleased to welcome Mike to the team and excited about the future of Meruelo Gaming including the many additions planned for GSR and SAHARA in 2021.”

Prior to joining Meruelo Gaming, Longi served in a number of key senior-level positions at MGM Resorts International, including senior vice president of corporate casino marketing and operations and senior vice president and chief financial officer of Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Mirage Las Vegas and Treasure Island. Longi first began his career with Mirage Resorts at Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. He is a proud alumnus of University of Las Vegas, Nevada, where he received a degree in Business Administration. He attained his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license while working at Deloitte Las Vegas.

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