Mississippi: Gold Strike Resort names new president and COO Corey Davis, Memphis Business Journal · January 24, 2020 at 2:42 pm A popular Tunica casino has a new leader. Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica announced Thursday, Jan. 23, that Brandon Dardeau was named president and COO. Dardeau replaces David Tsai, who will now serve as the president and COO of the MGM Grand Detroit in Michigan. Dardeau previously operated as the vice president of marketing at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, a role he has held since 2014. He started his career at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2000 and moved to Beau Rivage in 2001. While in Biloxi, he held various leadership roles across slot operations and marketing.