Blake L. Sartini
Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer
Blake L. Sartini is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Golden Gaming, LLC. Mr. Sartini formed the company in October of 2001, following his purhase of southwest Gaming Services, Inc. Southwest Gaming Services was a small slot route company operating in the southern Nevada metropolitan area. Today, Golden Gaming is a diversified gaming and entertainment company, operating casinos, gaming taverns, and Nevada’s largest slot route.
Prior to establishing Golden Gaming, LLC. In 2001, Mr. Sartini had over 20 years of experience in the hotel and casino industry. Mr. Sartini started as a dealer in a downtown Las Vegas hotel casino; ultimately, he became the chief operating officer, and board member, of a major multi jurisdictional gaming company.
Today, Golden Gaming operates three divisions under Sartini’s leadership: Golden Route Operations (GRO), PT’s Entertainment Group (PTEG), and Golden Casino Group (GCG).
In addition to his gaming interests, Mr. Sartini is co-founder, board member, and largest share holder of Nevada’s largest start up bank, Service First Bank of Nevada, which has now become a part of bank of Nevada.
Mr. Sartini and the Sartini family are also advocate’s and partner’s in the betterment of the Las Vegas community. He served as chairman of the Bishop Gorman High School fund raising committee which raised more than $50 million toward the construction of a new campus. Sartini is also a board member of the Unlv Foundation.
Additionally Golden Gaming and the Sartini family consistently partner with local charities including opportunity village, Bishop Gorman High School, and the Shane Victorino Foundation.
Mr. Sartini earned his bachelor of arts degree in business administration from the university of Nevada, Las Vegas.