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State board approves merger that will give Golden Gaming control of Maryland casino

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Golden Gaming, the company behind the PT’s tavern empire, took a big step forward today in its plans to expand beyond Nevada.

The Gaming Control Board gave its initial blessing for Golden Gaming to merge with Lakes Entertainment, a Minnesota-based casino company. Once complete, the merger will give Golden Gaming control of a casino in Maryland and transform it into a publicly traded company called Golden Entertainment.

Nevada gaming regulators tentatively OK Golden Gaming-Lakes Entertainment merger

By Howard Stutz
 
Nevada gaming regulators on Wednesday tentatively approved the $341 million merger of slot machine route giant Golden Gaming with casino operator Lakes Entertainment, turning the family owned business into a publicly traded company.

Golden Gaming and Lakes announced the merger in January. The Gaming Control Board unanimously signed off on the deal. The Nevada Gaming Commission will rule on transaction on July 23.

New games coming to PT’s? Golden Gaming’s COO discusses what’s on the horizon

By J.D. Morris

Last week, what used to be four different Irish pubs with four different names reopened under one moniker: Sean Patrick’s.

Golden Gaming revealed that it was purchasing the pubs about a month ago. Since then, the company closed the properties while it made renovations and worked its way through the regulatory process.

State regulators gave final approval of a gaming license for the new brand on Sept. 25. Now, the former Molly Malones, Sean Patrick’s, Morrissey’s and Kavanaugh’s are all called Sean Patrick’s.

Golden Gaming Adds Brand, Buys Irish Pub-Themed Sites

By Howard Stutz
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Golden Gaming will add a fifth brand to its Nevada tavern business by purchasing four Irish pub-themed locations in Southern Nevada.

The Las Vegas-based company, the state’s largest tavern owner with 50 locations in Las Vegas and Reno, plans to reopen the four taverns under the Sean Patrick’s brand Oct. 1 after a monthlong remodeling.

Golden Gaming CEO’s secret to success: Never stop growing

Blake Sartini believes in expansion, not only in the number of taverns his company runs but in the scope of their demographics

Seated in his Golden Gaming headquarters, wearing blue jeans and a simple button-down shirt, Blake Sartini is extolling the virtues of growth. This is one of his favorite subjects.

Growth, development, expansion — all are ways to map success, chart fulfillment, and validate his business and personal decisions.

Golden Gaming adds to northern Nevada slot ops

Slot route operator Golden Gaming of Las Vegas last week acquired the northern Nevada route operations of Strategic Gaming Management.

Golden adds 870 slot machines in 118 locations and approximately 70 employees with the acquisition, which takes effect Jan. 1. Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed. With the deal, Golden Route Operations, a subsidiary of Golden Gaming, controls nearly 8,000 slot machines in 700 locations throughout the state and has just under 2,300 employees.

Business is a family affair for Golden Gaming’s Blake Sartini

Consider the ram, and its significance in the life of Blake Sartini.