MGM Resorts International has reported that its President of Global Gaming Growth and former Governor Brian Sandoval is set to leave the company to take on the role of University of Nevada President Reno.
Sandoval remarked: “I’m grateful for the opportunity and privilege to have worked at MGM with Jim Murren and Bill Hornbuckle, two of the giants in the gaming industry, and the amazing MGM family.
“Having accomplished my goals at MGM, I have decided to put my time, energy and public and private experience to work as an applicant to become the next president of the University of Nevada, Reno. I am thankful for the experiences I had, and the people I got to know, while at MGM and wish everyone good health and safety during these challenging times.”
The departure of Sandoval from the organisation follows on from the news that MGM’s Japanese expansion was stopped and postponed due to the continuing global COVID-19 outbreak.
The Acting CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle thanked Sandoval, who was central in MGM’s pursuit of Japanese expansion, for his efforts: “We are grateful to Governor Sandoval for all that he has accomplished in his time at MGM Resorts. He helped to advance our efforts in Japan, in jurisdictions where we were seeking expanded access, and areas where we pursued sports betting opportunities.
“We wish him the very best in pursuit of this next opportunity and thank him for his commitment to MGM Resorts.”