By James Hammer
Atlantic City’s nine casinos’ trade group has named veteran casino executive Mark Giannantonio, who has more than 35 years experience in the casino industry, as it new president.
He has been president and CEO of Resorts casino since 2012 and president and CEO of the Tropicana in Atlantic City prior to that.
The Casino Association of New Jersey advocates for Atlantic City’s casinos, including in their interactions with state legislators on issues of interest to the casinos and the resort as a whole.
“I have deep roots in this community, and I am ready to work together with the city and the state to continue to advance Atlantic City and elevate its status as a leading entertainment hub and destination resort,” Giannantonio said in a statement.
Giannantonio succeeds Joe Lupo, the Hard Rock Atlantic City president, who is leaving to run the Mirage casino in Las Vegas once Hard Rock completes its purchase of it.