Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City Appoints Anthony Faranca as General Manager


June 7, 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Atlantic City announced that Anthony Faranca has been appointed general manager. A Philadelphia native, Faranca is a seasoned casino executive with extensive experience managing large gaming properties in multiple states including Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

“I am very pleased to welcome Anthony to Hard Rock Atlantic City,” said Joe Lupo,

Hard Rock Atlantic City Real Estate President. “His in-depth knowledge coupled with his experience in the casino industry will be an asset to our team and our incredible casino resort. Anthony’s deep understanding of this market will be instrumental in Hard Rock’s continued success as an industry leader in this region.”

Faranca began his casino career in Atlantic City as Guest Services Manager and was promoted to Regional Vice President of National Casino Marketing at the four Caesars Atlantic City properties. Faranca eventually moved to Philadelphia and in 2009 was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Parx Casino. Faranca then relocated to Las Vegas to join Station Casinos and served as vice president and general manager for the Palms Casino Resort while also leading the company-wide strategy for table game operations.

Faranca returned to the East Coast in 2019 and joined the Cordish Companies as Vice President and General Manager of Live Casino in Hanover, MD. In this role, Faranca weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, launched a FanDuel sportsbook and opened a 5,000-seat events center.

Faranca earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University, where he was a physical education student, and a dual master’s degree from MIT in business administration and mechanical engineering.

Anthony currently resides in Hanover, MD with his wife Kristin and will be relocating to New Jersey to join the Hard Rock Atlantic City team.


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