MGM MIRAGE today announced
that Lorenzo Creighton has been appointed President and Chief Operating
Officer (COO) of New York-New York Hotel & Casino.Mr. Creighton’s career has been wide-ranging, having served as an
attorney, judge and gaming regulator. In addition, he has more than 10
years of experience in casino operations.
Mr. Creighton most recently served as President of the Flamingo Hilton in
Las Vegas, where he was responsible for the renovation of most of the
property, including 2,400 rooms, the addition of several new restaurants
and the expansion of the property’s pool area. His appointment to this
position in May of 2002 made history, as Mr. Creighton became the Strip’s
first African-American property president.
Mr. Creighton has previously held executive positions at locations such as
Lady Luck in Natchez, MS; The President Casino in St Louis, MO, and
Bally’s Casino in New Orleans.
He is a graduate of Luther College as well as Drake University Law School,
both in Iowa.
“We are honored to welcome Lorenzo to New York-New York and the MGM MIRAGE
family,” said Bobby Baldwin, president and CEO of Mirage Resorts. “Lorenzo
has enjoyed a distinguished career within the gaming industry and in the
community. His experiences will add new dimension to the finest management
team in the industry.”
The company indicated that Felix Rappaport, who has served as President of
New York-New York since 2000, will be taking on new responsibilities
following the merger with Mandalay Resort Group.