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Borgata Hotel Casino Appoints Niklas Rytterstrom as New President

MGM Resorts International has appointed Niklas Rytterstrom, a longstanding executive, as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City.

Rytterstrom takes over from Travis Lunn, who has previously announced his move back to Las Vegas to assume the role of President and COO at Mandalay Bay and Luxor, both under the ownership of MGM Resorts International.

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In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and setting strategic goals for the casino. He will focus on maintaining high employee engagement, guest satisfaction, and positive community relations.

Nik has a long history with MGM Resorts and brings a wealth of operational experience and industry knowledge to the property and Atlantic City. Nik's strong leadership skills and strategic vision will continue to differentiate Borgata in a competitive landscape and enhance its position as a market leader.

Steve ZanellaPresident of MGM Resorts Operations

Rytterstrom Brings Decades of Experience

Rytterstrom joined MGM Resorts in 1999 as Assistant Hotel Manager at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Throughout his career with MGM, he has held positions as President and COO of The Mirage, Excalibur, and Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, as well as General Manager of Gold Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.

Before his new appointment, Rytterstrom was most recently the General Manager of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He holds a bachelor's degree in hotel administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and was recognized as one of the "Top 25 People to Watch in 2024" by Global Gaming Business Magazine.

I'm honored to be embarking on this new journey at Borgata." And added: "This property is an integral part of the Atlantic City community, and I can't wait to jump in and continue to help drive growth and success throughout not just this amazing city but New Jersey and surrounding regions.

Niklas RytterstromPresident and COO of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

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Smoking Ban Debate

Rytterstom heads Borgata Hotel Casino at a time when the Atlantic City casino industry is embroiled in an ongoing argument about whether smoking should be permitted at casinos in the jurisdiction.

Casino workers are pushing for a smoking ban, citing concerns about exposure to harmful secondhand smoke, which poses risks to their health. On the other hand, Atlantic City casino operators are against the ban, fearing it could adversely affect their business.

The debate has also sparked conflicting discussions in the New Jersey legislature, leading to the introduction of bills and counter-bills on the topic.

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