Maverick Gaming LLC of the United States says it has made Tim Merrill the president of its operations in the state of Washington.
Mr Merrill was formerly an executive of Macau casino operator Sands China Ltd. He was most recently senior vice president of slot operations at the firm.
In Macau, Sands China operates and promotes the casino hotel Sands Macao on the city’s peninsula, as well as casino resorts Venetian Macao, Parisian Macao, Plaza Macao and Sands Cotai Central in Cotai.
Maverick Gaming put out a written statement on Tuesday that announced Mr Merrill’s job – one that is new to the organisation.
The company said it needed somebody to take on the task because of its pending acquisition of Nevada Gold and Casinos Inc and Great American Gaming Corp.
Mr Merrill has worked for Sands China and its U.S. parent company, Las Vegas Sands Corp, and for other U.S. gaming companies.
“Mr Merrill is exactly the leader Maverick Gaming needs to integrate the multiple Washington properties we are currently purchasing, and transition this business into the regional entertainment opportunity we envision,” the company statement quoted Maverick Gaming owner Eric Persson as saying.
Until last year, Mr Persson was president and chief operating officer of casino equipment supplier Aruze Gaming America Inc. The company announcement said his business partner at Maverick Gaming is Justin Beltram, a former vice-president for slot machines at the Marina Bay Sands casino resort in Singapore.
Maverick Gaming owns the Wendover Nugget and Red Garter Hotel, in Nevada, which contain more than 600 hotel rooms and 1,200 slot machines.
In a separate written statement, also issued on Tuesday, Maverick Gaming said it has struck a deal to buy all the stock of Great American Gaming and its assets from Great Canadian Gaming Corp. Great American Gaming owns three card rooms in the state of Washington.
Last September, Maverick Gaming announced that it had struck a deal to buy Nevada Gold, which owns nine card rooms in Washington state.
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