Bobby Baldwin Decides to Quit MGM Resorts
One of the most popular leaders of the world poker industry and a veteran casino executive, Bobby Baldwin has been employed at the MGM Resorts International for the last two decades now. After his 20 years long and glorious stint as a casino and poker pioneer, Bobby Baldwin recently announced that he has decided to call it quits on both MGM resorts as well as CityCenter by the end of this year.
Currently employed as the Chief Development Officer and the Chief Executive Officer at MGM Resorts International, Baldwin has been serving at the company since 2005. CityCenter is home to a number of famous properties including the Mandarin Oriental, The Crystals, the Aria and Vdara, all of which were established four years after Baldwin became the CEO. In addition to this, the Veer Towers also opened its doors at the CityCenter in 2010.
In a recent press release that was issued for the general public, MGM remarked that there had been very few other leaders that have played a more pivotal role in the development and the evolution of the casino and poker industry than Bobby Baldwin himself. The company reiterated that Baldwin’s unparalleled contributions to the gaming industry over a period of the three decades of his career are truly immeasurable.
In addition to this, MGM Resorts also expressed its gratitude for all that Bobby did for the company in the past and all that he turned out to mean to the brand over the course of his association with it. The press release ended with a note wishing Bobby the very best for the future.
Bobby first came into the limelight back in 1978, when he became the youngest ever poker player to have emerged victorious in the WSOP Main Event. A mere 28 years of age at the time, Bobby went on to win the WSOP Main event four more times, all during the seventies’ decade.
Bobby instantly rose to popularity in the world of gambling and was appointed as a consultant for the 1982 Golden Nugget. Within the next two years, Bobby went on to become the president at the casino. He was also employed at several other prominent casinos including the Bellagio, where a high stake’s poker room has been named after him and referred to as ‘Bobby’s Room.’ Bobby became a part of the Poker Hall of Fame in 2003.