The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) announced Aug. 11 that Mark Giannantonio, president and CEO of Resorts, has been selected as new president of the trade group by its members.
Giannantonio, who begins serving in the role immediately, succeeds Joe Lupo, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City president who is relocating to Las Vegas to run the Mirage once Hard Rock completes its purchase of the property.
“I am honored to succeed Joe Lupo as the next president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. Joe has been a tremendous leader of this organization, and a tireless advocate for Atlantic City,” said Giannantonio. “I have deep roots in this community, and I am ready to work together with the city and the state to continue to advance Atlantic City and elevate its status as a leading entertainment hub and destination resort.”
A respected gaming executive with more than 35 years of industry experience, Giannantonio previously served as president and CEO of Tropicana Atlantic City and currently serves as chair of the advisory board of the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality and Tourism (LIGHT) in the School of Business at Stockton University.
Lupo described his leadership tenure as a “privilege,” working for the betterment of Atlantic City. He said he is confident that CANJ is in great hands with Giannantonio at the helm.
“Mark is a lifelong Atlantic County resident who cares deeply about this city and community, and I am confident that he will be a great voice for the industry moving forward,” said Lupo.