Mandalay Bay president to head AC project

$5 billion project to build new hotel and casino
February 21, 2008 7:19:59 AM PST
The president of the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas will oversee MGM Grand's massive $5 billion casino-hotel project in Atlantic City.The company announced Thursday morning that Bill Hornbuckle, Mandalay's president and chief operating officer, also will serve in the same capacity for MGM Grand Atlantic City, a three-tower complex to be built on land next to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in the city's Marina district.

It is due to open in 2012.

A 25-year veteran of the gambling industry, Hornbuckle previously served as president and the COO of MGM Mirage Europe, after spending three years as president and COO of MGM Grand Las Vegas.

He previously worked as president and COO for Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, as well as several other casinos.

MGM Grand Atlantic City will be the largest hotel and the largest casino in Atlantic City with 3,000 rooms. A groundbreaking is expected later this year.