Bobby Soper is the Founder and CEO of Sun Gaming & Hospitality which he operates out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Soper brings two decades of experience overseeing the development of numerous projects from ground-up while also leading the operations of casino resort properties in very competitive regional and destination markets.
As President & CEO of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, one of the world’s largest and most successful integrated resort destinations, Mr. Soper initiated and implemented new metric systems, processes and policies focused on team member empowerment, accountability and profitability, and as a result, the property saw significant improvement in guest service scores, productivity, margins and EBITDA. In addition, Mohegan Sun was only one of two gaming companies to received “Forbes Best Places to Work” under his leadership. Mr. Soper also served as President & CEO of the Mohegan parent company, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority (MTGA) where he oversaw all business development efforts and day-to-day operations of MTGA. Among his accomplishments, Bobby successfully led the effort to procure an Integrated Resort License in Korea among a global field of 34 applicants, for the purposes of developing a $5 billion resort at Incheon Airport.
Recently, SG&H, assisted Juniper Capital Partners, in partnership with Richard Branson and Virgin Hotels, to acquire the Hard Rock Casino Resort in Las Vegas. He continues to provide them guidance and advisory services on transition to the Virgin Brand, and will assist the new ownership with operational execution of the property.
Mr. Soper graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Georgia, and graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia Law with honors, also serving on the Editorial Board of the Georgia Law Review.