LAS VEGAS, Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) earned two industry distinctions for the third year in a row during the Global Gaming Awards at the 2016 Global Gaming Expo: Land-Based Operator of the Year and Customer Loyalty Program of the Year.
The Global Gaming Awards are powered by Gambling Insider and presented to the industry in association with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). The global contest recognizes land-based and digital businesses for their achievements in the gaming industry over the previous year.
"On behalf of our 68,000 employees, MGM Resorts is honored to be recognized by industry experts as the global leader in land-based operations and guest engagement," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "We're always looking for new ways to innovate the entertainment experience at our destinations, and it's gratifying to see this commitment recognized by others in our industry."
Winners of the award categories were selected by a committee of 60 judges spanning the spectrum of the global gaming industry. Each category contained a list of 10 finalists with tabulations conducted by KPMG Gibraltar to ensure accuracy and transparency. Listings of the awards' judges and categories are available at www.globalgamingawards.com.
On presenting MGM Resorts with the Customer Loyalty Program of the Year Award, Gambling Insider Editor Alex Hammond commented: "It's another win for MGM Resorts International, again retaining the award it picked up at the Global Gaming Awards ceremony this time last year. The operator faced stiff competition but rose to the challenge in the eyes of the judges."
The year 2016 has already proven to be a strong one for MGM Resorts in the area of its operations and M life Rewards program.
With the debuts of T-Mobile Arena and The Park, MGM Resorts has set a new standard for entertainment in the city coined Entertainment Capital of the World. The company has also made great strides in developing MGM Springfield and MGM National Harbor, a $1.4 billion resort slated to open in Maryland, a short distance from Washington, D.C., in December of this year.
M life Rewards, the company's loyalty rewards program, has had a successful year with active membership growth. The launch of the new M life Rewards MasterCard has provided members with tremendous value, in addition to the program's other unique benefits, rewards, and experiences with strategic partners.
For more information on MGM Resorts International's award-winning resorts and M life Rewards program, please visit www.mgmresorts.com.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls and holds a 76 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (HK: 2282), which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM Resorts is named among FORTUNE® Magazine's 2016 list of World's Most Admired Companies®. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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