MGM hosts gala for East Coast host

Nov 15, 2005 2:32 AM

MGM Mirage’s "Man on the East Coast," casino host extraordinaire Augie Renna, recently celebrated his retirement party at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

For 10 years Renna operated MGM offices in New York and New Jersey, then later in Florida, Connecticut and Mississippi.

In addition to many of his clients, the gala was attended by sports figures such as Evander Hollyfield and baseball pitcher Mitch Williams, as well as entertainers Gloria Gaynor, Pat Cooper Lainie Kazan and Gianni Russo (Carlo in The Godfather).

Renna started in the casino business as a bus boy at Billy Pub inside Bally’s Park Place in Atlantic City.

For the past 10 years, Renna has been MGM Mirage’s East Coast representative.