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|Limited liability company|
|Industry||Gaming and hospitality|
|Founded||July 1, 1976
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
|Headquarters||Summerlin, Nevada, U.S.|
|Frank Fertitta III, CEO|
|Revenue||US$1.38 billion (2014)|
|Owner||Frank Fertitta III (29%)
Lorenzo Fertitta (29%)
Deutsche Bank (25%)
Fidelity Investments (9%)
Oaktree Capital Management (6%)
Number of employees
Station Casinos is a gaming company based in the Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin, Nevada, founded by Frank Fertitta, Jr. Station Casinos, along with Affinity Gaming, Boyd Gaming, and Golden Entertainment, dominate the locals casino market in Las Vegas. The company purchased several sites that were gaming-entitled, meaning that major casinos can be built at that location without additional approvals. There are only a limited number of such sites available in the Las Vegas area. Station has also branched out into managing casinos that they do not own. Red Rock Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRR) is a publicly traded holding company that owns a portion of Station Casinos.
On December 4, 2006, Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta, and Colony Capital LLC, operating as Fertitta Colony Partners, made a highly leveraged offer to purchase all existing shares at $82 per share and take the company private. The Fertitta brothers, their sister Delise Sartini, and Blake L. Sartini, her husband, with a combined investment of $870.1 million, purchased a 25% stake in Fertitta Colony Partners. Colony Capital contributed $2.6 billion for a 75% share. As of November 7, 2007, the company's stock (old symbol STN) was no longer listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
In March 2008, both Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta were listed as billionaires in Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires, but the purchase loaded the company with billions in debt. As of May 2011, Frank was ranked 1057th on the list of world's billionaires, and Lorenzo was ranked at 1140th. Both were tied for these rankings with several others.
On July 28, 2009, Station Casinos filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Station Casinos' filing listed $5.7 billion in assets against $6.5 billion in debt. The filing said the company had 510 holders of unsecured and subordinate debt totaling $4.4 billion.
On August 21, 2009, Frank Fertitta Jr., the founder of Station Casinos and father of the Fertitta brothers, died from complications of a heart condition.
Station Casinos exited bankruptcy in June 2011 with $4 billion less in debt and with creditors putting the company's 18 casinos back in the hands of the Fertitta family and their partners. The Fertitta brothers agreed to put nearly $200 million in the reassembled company and now own 45 percent of its shares. The other new equity owners include the company's main lenders, Deutsche Bank AG, which holds 25 percent; JPMorgan Chase with a 15 percent stake; and former bondholders with an additional 15 percent, according to lawyers on the deal.
Station announced in October 2015 that it would return to the stock market with an initial public offering. On April 26, 2016, Red Rock Resorts, Inc., a new holding company owning a portion of Station Casinos, went public on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.
|Brand name||Casino||Gaming area||Opening date||Previous names||Previous owners||Acquired||Acquisition date||50%|
|Station Casinos||Boulder Station||89,443 sq ft (8,309.5 m2)||August 23, 1994||None||None||No||N/A||No|
|Station Casinos||Fiesta Henderson||73,450 sq ft (6,824 m2)||February 10, 1998||The Reserve (1998–2001)||Ameristar Casinos (1998–2001)||Yes||January 4, 2001||No|
|Station Casinos||Fiesta Rancho||59,932 sq ft (5,567.9 m2)||December 14, 1994||Fiesta (1994–2001)||Maloof family (1994–2001)||Yes||January 4, 2001||No|
|Station Casinos||Green Valley Ranch||143,891 sq ft (13,367.9 m2)||December 18, 2001||None||None||No||N/A||Yes|
|Station Casinos||Mount Rose Station||165,000 sq ft (15,300 m2)||Unknown||None||None||No||N/A||No|
|Station Casinos||Palace Station||84,000 sq ft (7,800 m2)||July 1, 1976||The Casino (1976–1977) and Bingo Palace (1977–1984)||None||No||N/A||No|
|Station Casinos||Palms Casino Resort||94,840 sq ft (8,811 m2)||November 15, 2001||None||Leonard Green & Partners (2011–2016), Maloof family (2001–2016) and TPG Capital (2011–2016)||Yes||October 1, 2016||No|
|Station Casinos||Red Rock Resort||118,309 sq ft (10,991.3 m2)||April 18, 2006||None||None||No||N/A||No|
|Station Casinos||Santa Fe Station||156,401 sq ft (14,530.1 m2)||1991||Santa Fe Casino (1991–2000)||Santa Fe Gaming (1991–2000)||Yes||October 2, 2000||No|
|Station Casinos||Station Casino Reno||84,000 sq ft (7,800 m2)||Unknown||None||None||No||N/A||No|
|Station Casinos||Sunset Station||162,173 sq ft (15,066.4 m2)||June 10, 1997||None||None||No||N/A||No|
|Station Casinos||Texas Station||123,045 sq ft (11,431.3 m2)||July 12, 1995||None||None||No||N/A||No|
|Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria||Graton||340,000 sq ft (32,000 m2)||November 5, 2013||None||None||No||N/A||No|
|Wildfire Gaming||Wildfire Casino||6,800 sq ft (630 m2)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Yes||January 27, 2003||No|
|Wildfire Gaming||Wildfire Lanes||6,750 sq ft (627 m2)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Yes||June 26, 2008||No|
|Wildfire Gaming||Wildfire Boulder||6,700 sq ft (620 m2)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Yes||August 2, 2004||No|
|Wildfire Gaming||Barley's||5,190 sq ft (482 m2)||January 18, 1996||None||None||No||N/A||No|
|Wildfire Gaming||Wildfire Sunset||4,700 sq ft (440 m2)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Yes||August 2, 2004||No|
|Wildfire Gaming||Lake Mead Lounge||3,500 sq ft (330 m2)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Yes||Unknown||No|
|Wildfire Gaming||The Greens Cafe||1,088 sq ft (101.1 m2)||Unknown||Unknown||None||No||N/A||Yes|
|Wildfire Gaming||Wild Wild West||11,250 sq ft (1,045 m2)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Yes||July 6, 1998||No|
- Although not branded separately, Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort are in a distinctly different upscale market niche from the other five Station Casinos.
- Wildfire Boulder was formerly Magic Star Casino.
- Wildfire Lanes was formerly Renata's Bowling.
- Wildfire Sunset was formerly the Gold Rush.
|Brand name||Casino||Gaming area||Opening date||Closing date||Current names||Previous names||Current owners||Previous owners||Acquired||Acquisition dates||50%|
|Station Casinos||Aliante Station||125,000 sq ft (11,600 m2)||November 11, 2008||N/A||Aliante Casino and Hotel (2012–present)||None||Boyd Gaming (2016–present)||Aliante Gaming (2012–2016)
Apollo Global Management (2012–2016)
Standard General (2012–2016)
TPG Capital (2012–2016)
|No||November 1, 2012
September 27, 2016
|Station Casinos||Castaways||35,000 sq ft (3,300 m2)||September 3, 1954||January 29, 2004||None||Showboat (1954–2000)||Station Casinos (2004–present)||Unknown||Yes||October 1, 2004||No|
|Station Casinos||Station Casino Kansas City||140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2)||January 16, 1997||N/A||Ameristar Casino Kansas City (2000–present)||None||Gaming and Leisure Properties (2016–present)
Pinnacle Entertainment (2013–present)
|Ameristar Casinos (2000–2013)||No||December 19, 2000||No|
|Station Casinos||Station Casino St. Charles||130,000 sq ft (12,000 m2)||May 27, 1994||N/A||Ameristar Casino St. Charles (2000–present)||None||Gaming and Leisure Properties (2016–present)
Pinnacle Entertainment (2013–present)
|Ameristar Casinos (2000–2013)||No||December 19, 2000||No|
|United Auburn Indian Community||Thunder Valley||144,500 sq ft (13,420 m2)||June 9, 2003||N/A||None||None||United Auburn Indian Community (2003–present)||Station Casinos (2003–2010)||No||N/A||No|
All the Nevada sites below are gaming-entitled, unless otherwise noted. Gaming-entitled means that a casino can be built on that location without special approvals.
- Las Vegas area
- Flamingo Road – At Clark County 215 and Town Center Drive in Summerlin South.
- Durango Station – On South Durango Drive at Clark County 215 in Spring Valley near the Rhodes Ranch planned community. Announced plans for a bowling alley and movie theater at this location. The design is shown to be similar to that of the Red Rock Resort.
- Siena – Across from the Siena age-restricted community on Town Center Drive in Summerlin.
- Wild Wild West – At the intersection of Dean Martin Drive and West Tropicana Avenue in Paradise. Due to the special proximity of this site to the Las Vegas Strip, Station intends to build a tourist-oriented megaresort on this site.
- Reno area
- Station Casino Reno – Across from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, at the intersection of Kietzke Lane and South Virginia Street. An 8-acre (3.2 ha) site acquired in 2005.
- Mount Rose Station – Across from The Summit, at the intersection of Mount Rose Highway and South Virginia Street. An 88-acre (36 ha) site acquired in 2005.
- Station Casinos
- Frank Fertitta III, Chairman & CEO
- Stephen Cootey, CFO
- Scott Nielson, CDO
- Rich Haskins, General Counsel
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