As Baldwin won the main event at the World Series of Poker in 1978, he became the youngest winner in history of the World Series of Poker, but this was surpassed in 1980 by Stu Ungar, 1989 by Phil Hellmuth, 2008 by Peter Eastgate and 2009 by Joe Cada. His major wins include four titles in the WSOP 1977-1979. In 2003, he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.
1982 Baldwin was an adviser to the Golden Nugget Casino and in 1984 he was appointed president. He was selected in 1987 to lead the Mirage and was appointed President of the Bellagio hotel and casino in 1998. From 1999 to 2000 he was also Steve Wynn of the Chief Financial Officer of Mirage Resorts, 2000, he was following the merger of Mirage Resorts and MGM Grand, the Chief Executive Officer of the subsidiary of MGM Mirage, Mirage Resorts.
Following the acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group by MGM MIRAGE 2005 Baldwin CEO and President of the planned Project City Center, but retained his post as CEO of Mirage Resorts subsidiary in. Baldwin now oversees additional resorts that were added through the acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group and the former Wynn Resorts.
In addition to his poker career, Baldwin is also known as billiard player on the world scene. To Baldwin and his style of play is what Mike Caro's book Bobby Baldwin's Winning Poker Secrets. Baldwin has written many columns about Poker and Doyle Brunson's Super a section for / written system. His own book Tales Out of Tulsa, a poker guide for beginners, appeared in 1985.
" Bobby 's Room ", the poker room at the Bellagio, where the "Big Game" takes place, has been named after him.