Matt Buckley Named President of MGM Resorts Midwest Group

November 15, 2022

Buckley to oversee operations of MGM Detroit & MGM Northfield Park 

DETROIT, November 10, 2022 – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) (“MGM Resorts” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Matt Buckley as President of MGM Resorts Midwest Group. He will oversee both MGM Detroit’s and MGM Northfield Park’s daily operations and strategic direction, while focusing on continuing to improve the guest experience at both properties. Most recently, Buckley served as MGM Northfield Park’s General Manager.  


“Matt is a highly strategic, passionate leader with a wealth of operational experience and strong familiarity with both MGM Detroit and Northfield Park and their employees,” said Corey Sanders, Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International. “He has a strong vision and plan to continue to drive growth in the region, while also strengthening our community relationships and overall guest experience.” 


Buckley brings more than 25 years of gaming and hospitality experience to the Midwest region. Prior to joining MGM Resorts International, he spent over a decade with Hilton Hotels and Caesars Entertainment. He first joined MGM Grand Detroit in 2008 as Vice President of Marketing and Player Marketing.  


Buckley succeeds David Tsai, who announced in October his decision to pursue a new opportunity. A native of Wakefield, Massachusetts, Buckley holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with his wife and two sons. 




About MGM Resorts International 

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 33 unique hotel and gaming destinations globally, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The Company’s 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker, and the Company’s subsidiary LeoVegas AB offers sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands in several jurisdictions throughout Europe. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet” philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information, please visit us at Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram. 


About MGM Grand Detroit    

The only Forbes Four-Star hotel in Detroit, the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning MGM Grand Detroit is the city’s first and only downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. The 147,000-square foot casino includes Detroit’s premier poker room, over 150 table games, and over 2,800 of the hottest slots and video poker machines. Guests enjoy signature restaurants including Detroit’s modern steakhouse & lounge, D.PRIME; the hotel’s own sports pub, TAP at MGM Grand Detroit; a new urban food hall, Detroit Central Market; several bars and lounges; Detroit’s premier sports betting destination, BetMGM Sports Lounge; and the only Topgolf Swing Suite and only resort-style spa in Southeast Michigan. More than 30,000 square feet of meeting space hosts everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie affairs. MGM Grand Detroit is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information, visit 

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More than 700 businesses are represented in Visit Detroit’s membership. Visit Detroit was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau.


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