One of Atlantic City’s most successful gaming executives is headed west—Hard Rock International (HRI) has announced that industry veteran Joe Lupo will take over the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas once the company completes the purchase of the property from MGM Resorts.
According to the Associated Press, Lupo will officially become president after the sale closes and he receives the requisite approvals from state regulators.
Lupo currently serves as president of Hard Rock Atlantic City. Prior to that, he spent time as senior vice president of Borgata, president of Seminole Hard Rock in Florida, and other executive-level positions around the industry.
HRI Chairman Jim Allen said in a statement that Lupo has produced “amazing results” during his time in Atlantic City, and that he is “ confident Joe Lupo will achieve even greater success at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.”
Lupo added that he is “humbled and excited to be appointed as the new president of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas project, and to return home to my family.”
In addition to his duties with Hard Rock, Lupo also was also serving as president of the Casino Association of New Jersey, which is expected to name his replacement in the coming weeks.