|Atlantic City, NJ – The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) announced today that its members had selected Mark Giannantonio to serve as president of the trade organization, effective immediately. Giannantonio is the president and CEO of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. He succeeds Joe Lupo, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, who is relocating to Las Vegas for a new leadership position within the Hard Rock International organization.
“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, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey. “I have deep roots in this community, and I am ready to work with the city and the state to continue advancing Atlantic City and elevate its status as a leading entertainment hub and destination resort.”
Giannantonio is a widely respected Atlantic City gaming executive with more than 35 years of experience in the industry, leading Resorts Casino Hotel since 2012. He previously held other executive positions within the casino industry, including serving as president and CEO of Tropicana Atlantic City. He serves as the 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 and on the Board of the Atlantic City Police Foundation. Additionally, he serves on the Steering Committee of the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University.
“It has been a privilege leading this organization and working for the betterment of Atlantic City,” said Lupo. “Mark is a lifelong Atlantic County resident who cares deeply about this city and community, and I am confident he will be a great voice for the industry moving forward.”
CANJ advocates for the Atlantic City casino industry by supporting legislation and initiatives that advance the transformation of Atlantic City into a world-class destination resort. The trade organization membership includes the following Atlantic City properties: Bally’s Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Caesars Atlantic City, Golden Nugget Atlantic City, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, Ocean Casino Resort, Resorts Casino Hotel, and Tropicana Atlantic City.
About the Casino Association of New Jersey
The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) is a trade organization that provides a collective voice for the Atlantic City casino industry by facilitating the exchange of information and ideas between our industry, small businesses, Atlantic City stakeholders and the general public. The CANJ consistently advocates for legislation and initiatives that support the ongoing revitalization of Atlantic City into a world-class destination resort. A thriving casino industry drives economic growth, job creation, increased tax revenue for state and local budgets, and prosperity for city residents, hardworking families and businesses which rely on the casinos for their livelihood. Our goals are simple: protect and grow the tens of thousands of jobs the casino industry supports across New Jersey and continue Atlantic City’s transformation into a world-class destination resort. To learn more please visit https://casinosnj.org/.