MGM Resorts International Named 'Land-Based Operator of the Year' and "Responsible Business of the Year" at 2015 Global Gaming Expo

MGM Resorts’ M life Wins ‘Loyalty Program of the Year’ for Outstanding Performance

LAS VEGAS, September 30, 2015 - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) earned three industry distinctions for the second year in a row during the Global Gaming Awards at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo.
 
Winning each category in which it was nominated, MGM Resorts was named “Land-Based Operator of the Year” and “Responsible Business of the Year,” while its M life program earned the title of “Loyalty Program of the Year.”
 
“On behalf of our 62,000 employees, it is an honor to be recognized by our peers as the industry’s global leader in business operations, guest service and social responsibility,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “These awards reflect our commitment to providing our guests with the very best in luxury and entertainment, while also inspiring the communities in which we operate through diversity, sustainability and community engagement.”
 
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.
 
Winners of the award categories were selected by a committee of 50 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
 
The year 2015 has already proven to be a strong one for MGM Resorts International in areas of operations, M life and corporate citizenship.

The company hosted many of Las Vegas’ hallmark events this year, including Rock in Rio USA and the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, and has made great strides in developing MGM National Harbor, MGM Springfield, Las Vegas Arena and The Park.
 
M life, the company’s loyalty rewards program, has had a successful year with active membership growth of 4 percent.  The program’s unique benefits, rewards, and experiences as well as strategic partners, including Hyatt, Southwest Airlines, Royal Caribbean International and PLAYSTUDIOS’ myVEGAS, contribute to the increase in member value and engagement.
 
 
MGM Resorts’ social responsibility initiative continues to lead the way in the industry. The company was named among the nation’s top companies for diversity by DiversityInc this year, and is preparing to extend the 20-acre solar array on the rooftop of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino by an additional eight acres.
 
For more information on MGM Resorts International’s award-winning resorts, M life and social responsibility initiative, please visit www.mgmresorts.com.
 
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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.  The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited, 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. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
 
MGM Resorts International
Rey Bouknight
rbouknight@mgmresorts.com
702-692-6804

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