Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino appoints Rick Berninger as VP of human resources

Atlantic City’s Borgata has a new vice president of human resources.
Atlantic City’s Borgata has a new vice president of human resources.

Berninger will be responsible for human resources at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. 

US.- MGM Resorts International has announced the appointment of Rick Berninger as vice president of Human Resources at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Berninger will be responsible for overseeing the resort’s human resources and streamlining critical organisational performance in employee engagement and guest service.

He’ll also manage talent acquisition and compliance with corporate policies and procedures. The newly named executive has more than 20 years in the industry. Berninger served as director of talent management at The Mirage in Las Vegas where he was instrumental in coaching. Previously, he held positions at MGM Grand Detroit, Luxor Hotel & Casino and Primm Valley Casino Resorts.

Travis Lunn, president and COO of Borgata, said: “Rick brings over two decades of experience within the hospitality industry to this role, making him an ideal fit for this position.” 

Lunn added: “I’m looking forward to seeing all that he will accomplish as he continues to help us elevate Atlantic City as the premier East Coast destination for hospitality professionals.”

Berninger holds a degree from Michigan State University. He participates in multiple MGM Resorts International employee networking groups including EnAble, a group committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations for qualified talent individuals with disabilities, and the Veterans group. 

He said: “I am thrilled to relocate to Atlantic City and explore all that this vibrant destination has to offer. It’s an honor to join the incredibly talented Borgata team and I can’t wait to jump right in.”

Plans for the Borgata Casono

At the beginning of the year, as reported by Focus Gaming News, Travis Lunn revealed plans for MGM Resorts International’s iconic Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. He says renovating rooms is a “clear priority” ten years on after the last renovation.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Lunn said: “I look at Borgata and say, ‘What do we need to do to stay relevant and stay competitive?’ Renovated hotel rooms, new slot machines and more table game tournaments are some of the ideas he has in mind. 

“I already have $10m that I intend on spending on the slot floor to update the product that we have available.”

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