GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site,

Longtime MGM Executive Named Palms GM

Longtime MGM Executive Named Palms GM

In September, the San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority (SMGHA) announced that Cynthia Kiser Murphey has been named general manager of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

SMGHA Nevada LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SMGHA, is in the process of acquiring the Palms from Red Rock Resorts Inc.

Following the close of the transaction, Murphey will be responsible for the operation of the Palms. The resort, which has been closed for more than a year, includes approximately 700 hotel rooms and suites, multiple casual and upscale dining options, meeting and convention space, a 2,500-seat theater, pool and spa and the Palms Place condominiums.

Murphey is the former president and COO of the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and held multiple leadership positions at MGM Resorts International from 1992 to 2008, including a tenure as senior vice president of HR at MGM Mirage.

    Recent Feature Articles

  • Always Bet on Engagement

    Social media strategies for gaming in 2023 and beyond

  • Free Play Rules

    Free play has been a primary player reward for casinos, but does it make sense?

  • Old Scams, New Twists

    Can casino operators stay one step ahead of cheaters who use technology to become successful?

  • Shiny New Objects

    Why are electronic table games the hottest target for cheats?

  • Gun Crazy

    With liberalized gun laws, casinos need to be more diligent in detecting weapons.