MGM Exec Marcus Glover Becomes Borgata Atlantic City’s COO, President

[toc]Marcus Glover, an MGM Resorts International exec who previously was the CEO at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, has taken over as COO and president at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

The change was a planned one. MGM announced in may that Glover’s predecessor, Tom Ballance, would become a VP for MGM Resorts.

Glover’s new position is just another step for the hospitality vet. He started in the industry in 2003 and served in various positions with Harrah’s and Caesars before joining MGM in 2015, the Associated Press reported.

MGM CEO Corey Sanders offered a prepared statement on the hiring: “Marcus’ proven leadership ability and wide range of skills will continue to serve the company well as he assumes this new role.”

Borgata Casino, Glover take to Twitter to express excitement over change

Via its Twitter account, Borgata said it was “thrilled to welcome (Glover) to the Borgata family as our new President & Chief Operating Officer.”

Glover responded with a tweet of his own, saying he was excited to join the Borgata family, too.

Glover’s account received a few congratulatory tweets.

Experts hail Glover as a quality leader

Hospitality industry site detailed some of Glover’s past accomplishments, noting that he “designed and developed several properties from the ground up in new jurisdictions.”

The website also listed some of Glover’s previous positions:

  • Senior VP and GM for Caesars Entertainment in NE Ohio
  • Assistant GM and VP of Operations at St. Louis’ Harrah’s
  • Several positions for Caesars in Mississippi and Louisiana

Glover’s LinkedIn profile includes details about the properties at which he managed: Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, Thistledown Racino (Ohio) and various properties on the Gulf Coast.

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Hiring latest move in season of growth for Borgata, AC

Glover’s impressive past indicates that he’s the kind of leader who is comfortable being at the leading edge of the promising growth we’ve seen in Atlantic City since the beginning of the new year.

MGM and Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced last month they’re in the early stages of developing a new project. Popular opinion is that the development will take place in the empty lot between Borgata and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City.

This development, along with Hard Rock International’s much-publicized purchase of the Trump Taj Mahal, the possible sale of Glenn Straub’s TEN (former the Revel) and Tropicana buying Chelsea Hotel marks continued growth after 10 years of financial woes that experts call Atlantic City’s “lost decade.”

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About the Author

J.R. Duren

A three-time winner of the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism contest, J.R. Duren works as a freelance writer with a focus on the NJ online gambling and online casino industry. He writes for a number of publications, including Bespoke Post, Our Amazing Norway, Barcelona Metropolitan, Snooth, and the Villages Daily Sun.