Emerging Leaders of Gaming (ELG) and Global Gaming Business magazine (GGB) announced the 2018-19 class of the “ELG 40 Under 40,” which recognizes gaming industry professionals under the age of 40 already making significant impacts on the casino gaming industry. One of Borgata’s own, Steven Ebner, Director of Slot Operations, has been named to the list.
“The ELG program has become the most important vehicle for recognition of young leaders in the gaming industry,” said Roger Gros, publisher of GGB magazine. “With nominations up nearly 50% year-over-year, the list was difficult to narrow. It’s a testament to the bright future of the industry how competitive the process has become.”
Steve is a true example of hard-work and dedication, practicing a hands-on leadership model, promoting a team philosophy with employees, and contributing to the frame-work of the exceptional Borgata service model.
Steve opened the Borgata in 2003 as a Slot Operations Supervisor. He was promoted to Slot Shift Manager and in January of 2018 assumed his current role. He continually monitors the “larger property picture,” knowing what it takes to operate an integrated resort. Using his talents and natural communication style, he collaborates with, as he calls them, “the amazing team at Borgata,” that include all the supporting departments. They review current operational practices, discuss new ways to enhance service operations, and are always looking for ways to make the Borgata guest experience unique.
Steve works closely with the marketing team and is on a first name basis with many of the Borgata regular customers. Steve is also a member of MGM’s Corporate Social Responsibility, (CSR) committee. As one of the CSR Champions he is involved in MGM’s commitment to volunteerism and community spirit all integral elements of MGM Resorts’ culture.
In 2018, Steve was selected as one of the Top 40 Under 40 professionals in Atlantic City by the staff of AC Weekly and the Atlantic City Junior Chamber of Commerce. Steve was recognized for his exceptional work ethic and team commitment at the Borgata, and for his community work with the Habitat Project and the South Jersey Field of Dreams.