Good old Tilman Fertitta. The guy is persistent. He's putting a casino so close to the Texas border, you could hit it with a powerful pellet gun from the other side of the state line. He builds garish neon Ferris wheels in the theater district of downtown Houston complete with an attached restaurant that has an aquarium and rare tigers. He built a roller coaster about 200 feet from the back walls of homes in Kemah and turned a dilapidated hotel and the pier that acted as its foundation into a Coney Island-style amusement park. Dude is busy.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
His latest venture? Online gambling, according to a press release:
The Golden Nugget casino is pleased to announce it will partner with Bally Technologies to offer online and mobile real-money wagering this fall. The Golden Nugget will operate iGaming in both Nevada and New Jersey under the brands GoldenNuggetPoker.com and GoldenNuggetCasino.com, with the intent of offering online gaming to more states as they regulate.
"We believe that iGaming is a future multi-billion dollar market in the U.S. and we want to play a major role in it," Fertitta said in a release. "To demonstrate our long-term commitment to online gaming, we have hired a seasoned veteran with vast knowledge of this evolving industry and the Golden Nugget brand."
Because if there's one thing you wanted to be committed to in the long term, it's gambling.