Gary Primm

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Gary Primm
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Born San Marino, California
Occupation Chairman

Gary Primm is a casino developer. He is the former chairman and chief executive of Primm Valley Resorts and Primadonna Resorts Inc.


Primm grew up in San Marino, California. His father, Ernest Jay Primm, was an early developer of casinos. The town of Primm, Nevada is named after Ernest Primm.[1]

Primm developed the Primadonna Casino in Primm, Nevada in the mid-1970s. He took over the family business in 1981, after the passing of his father.

Primm and his friend Kirk Kerkorian developed the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1997.[2]


Primm was involved in a tax dispute regarding his 145-foot power yacht, the Prima Donna, which is kept in Newport Beach, California. The dispute was settled by the Orange County Tax Assessor's office, which ruled that the yacht was not in the slip at Newport Beach enough days per year to warrant the collection of taxes.[3]


  1. ^ "Las Vegas History 1995-1999". Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Velotta, Richard N. (April 13, 2007). "Primm Resorts Become Herbst Gaming's Flagships". Archived from the original on September 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ Gittelsohn, John (July 7, 2008). "$17 million megayacht sails away tax free". The Orange County Register.