BILOXI, MS – January 12, 2022 – MGM Resorts International has announced the appointment of Brandon Dardeau as President & Chief Operating Officer of Southeast Operations which includes Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Miss. and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., where he will oversee daily operations while providing strategic direction and leadership.

A 20-year veteran of the hospitality and gaming industry, Dardeau most recently served as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Marketing & Operations for Gold Strike in Tunica, Mississippi. Dardeau began his career with MGM Resorts International as a Casino Marketing Coordinator at MGM Grand Las Vegas in May of 2000. He quickly rose to management and transferred to Beau Rivage in July of 2001 and has held numerous leadership roles in Slot Operations, Marketing, and was instrumental in evolving the company’s charter program into the Gulf Coast and launching the M life Rewards loyalty program in 2010.


“I am pleased to transition back full time to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to lead both Beau Rivage and Gold Strike teams, where we will continue to create world class destination experiences for our customers,” said MGM Resorts Southeast Operations President & COO Brandon Dardeau. “This year’s priorities will include a multi-million dollar room remodel at Beau Rivage, capital investments into our restaurants and gaming floors, and ensuring our employee experience remains the best in the market.”


Dardeau received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Louisiana – Monroe. He is an MGM Resorts Diversity Champion and active in the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility, as well as several other company growth initiatives.