MGM Resorts announced Tuesday the appointment of Brandon Dardeau as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Southeast operations, overseeing the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi.
Similar to Travis Lunn, who became the president of Beau Rivage in late 2018, Dardeau has worked in several departments and spent time in Las Vegas over his 20-year career in the casino and hospitality industry.
“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,” he said. “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 began his career with MGM Resorts International as a casino marketing coordinator at MGM Grand Las Vegas in 2000. He transferred to the Beau Rivage in 2001 and worked in slot operations and marketing. He was instrumental in evolving the company’s charter program, bringing charter planes from cities across the country to the Mississippi Coast, and launching the M life Rewards loyalty program in 2010.
He most recently was general manager and senior vice president of marketing and operations for Beau Rivage. He is an MGM Resorts Diversity Champion and active in the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and other company initiatives.