November 13, 2020



Holiday Meals will include: Ham, Turkey Breast, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls, Pumpkin Pie 
Maverick Cares celebrates first anniversary of community program, reflects on a year like no other in efforts to help those in need


WASHINGTON –Maverick Cares is honoring its one-year anniversary as part of its most recent endeavor to partner with community organizations and give away meals for 16,000 people. Established as a ‘good neighbor’ program of Maverick Gaming that is managed by its team members, Maverick Cares has connected with more than 70 organizations, including city leaders, to provide 61,600 meals since it began one year ago. The pre-packaged meals this December will be distributed using vouchers issued in advance and will include such items as: Ham, Turkey Breast, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls, Pumpkin Pie. Participating families will be able to show their vouchers to Maverick Cares volunteers on-site and pick up their holiday meal today from 3 PM to 7PM in the parking lots of designated locations listed below.

“As the owner of a small local restaurant, I know how hard things are right now in our community during the pandemic,” said Trang Nguyen, owner of Taste ToGo Banh Mi and Maverick Cares Partner. “We are proud to partner with Maverick Cares and help those in need this holiday season because the dramatic challenges created by the pandemic require us all to work together to support our local communities.”

“Just over a year ago, our teammates were ready to prove that Maverick Gaming was committed to giving back where we live and work. We had no idea just how critical community partnerships would be through all the world-changing events of the past year,” said Maverick Gaming CEO and co-founder Eric Persson. “At Maverick Cares, we are humbled by the support of more than 35 local organizations across the state that elevate the ability of our team to help those most in need. This holiday season, as we all strive to keep our families safe while celebrating the holiday, we hope that these meals will help make things just a little bit easier as we together weather the public health and economic storms of 2020.”

Maverick Cares is proud to partner on this event with local community leaders such as Edmonds Food Bank, Imagine Housing, Kennewick Police Department, The Genesis Project Seattle, Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties, Washington Kids in Transition, YMCA of Greater Seattle, Swire Coca-Cola, Kennewick School District, Isernio’s Sausage Company, Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin, City of Renton, City of Tukwila, Waypoint, Tyson Chicken, El Centro de la Raza, Taste ToGo Banh Mi and 20 additional organizations to make this family holiday giveaway possible. In accordance with public health allowances, Maverick Gaming currently operates 17 of its 19 locations where customers can play cards or grab a drink and enjoy a bite to eat. To learn more about how Maverick Gaming is partnering with the community to protect public health and safety, please visit Maverick Gaming’s information page on its response to COVID-19.

Maverick Gaming locations helping support the event include: Royal Casino (Everett), Crazy Moose Casino (Mountlake Terrace), Silver Dollar Casino (Bothell), Club Hollywood (Shoreline), Caribbean Casino (Kirkland), Roman Casino (Seattle), Great American Casino (Tukwila), Silver Dollar Casino (Renton), Silver Dollar Casino (SeaTac), Wizards Casino (Burien), Macau Casino (Lakewood), Crazy Moose Casino (Pasco), Caribbean Casino (Yakima).

Maverick Cares is the philanthropic arm of Maverick Gaming, a gaming company established recently by Hoquiam native, Eric Persson. Maverick Cares is managed by its team members and reflects the values and priorities of the communities where the Maverick team lives, works and plays. Local community partners are working with each respective Maverick Gaming location. Additional charitable efforts by Maverick Cares since its inception one year ago include an employee-driven donation to Toys for Tots during the 2019 holiday season and free meals for the 4th of July and Thanksgiving earlier in 2020. Learn more online.

Maverick Gaming operates card rooms in Washington located from Kirkland to Tukwila to Lakewood to Kennewick as well as the Wendover Nugget, Red Garter Hotel, Red Lion Casino and Gold Country Casino in Nevada, as well as three properties in Colorado. Maverick Gaming currently employs more than 2,000 team members in Washington State and intends to invest $500 million in licensed card rooms and planned entertainment developments across the state.

At the core of Maverick Gaming’s Responsible Gambling approach is its ‘self-exclusion’ policy, which gives self-identified problem gamblers opportunity to avoid risking their wallets and their well-being. Washington has passed a law requiring the State Gambling Commission to finalize a self-exclusion system by 2021, but Maverick Gaming has already implemented centralized self-exclusion statewide, restricting access to problem gamblers in all its card rooms.

About Maverick Cares

Maverick Cares is a ‘good neighbor’ program of Maverick Gaming that is managed by its team members. Maverick Cares about team members, our community and our environment. The charitable program is a hallmark of Maverick Gaming’s commitment to the communities in which it operates, and the value of supporting the contributions that each of its teammates can give to their community.


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