LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has been named the “Land-Based Operator of the Year” and “Responsible Business of the Year” at the Global Gaming Awards 2014, while its M life program has earned the title of “Loyalty Program of the Year.”

The Global Gaming Awards have been brought to the industry by Gambling Insider in association with the American Gaming Association, Reed Exhibitions and the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). The global contest recognizes land-based and digital businesses for their achievements in the gaming industry over the past year.

“We’re delighted to be recognized as an industry global leader in business operations, guest service and social responsibility,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “These awards further demonstrate that we can—and do—provide our guests with luxurious, engaging and entertaining experiences, while also inspiring—and being inspired by—the communities in which we operate through diversity, sustainability and community engagement.”

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 true accuracy and transparency. MGM Resorts won the award for the three categories in which it was a finalist.

Listings of the awards’ judges and categories are available at

The year 2014 has already proven to be a strong one for MGM Resorts International in areas of operations, M life and corporate citizenship.

The company has initiated construction of MGM National Harbor, recently opened the all-suite Delano Las Vegas, and also broken ground on a world-class indoor arena set to open on the Strip in 2016.

M life, the company’s loyalty program, has had a successful year with membership growth at more than 2 million members.  The program’s unique benefits and experiences as well as strategic partners, including Hyatt, Southwest Airlines, Royal Caribbean International and PLAYSTUDIO’s myVEGAS, contribute to the increase in member value and engagement.  

MGM Resorts’ social responsibility initiative continues to make strides. The company was named among the nation’s top companies for diversity by DiversityInc this year, and is nearing the completion of a 6.2 megawatt solar array on the rooftop of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at

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