LAS VEGAS, NV – Oct 1st, 2019 – Maverick Gaming LLC (“Maverick” or “Maverick Gaming”) today announced they closed on the purchase of five Washington State Card rooms.  The card rooms are as follows: Macau Casino in Lakewood, the Macau Casino in Tukwilla, the Caribbean Casino in Kirkland and the Caribbean Cardroom in Kirkland, and the Caribbean Casino in Yakima.

“This purchase gives Maverick nineteen card rooms in Washington and nearly 290 table games statewide,” said Eric Persson, Owner of Maverick Gaming.

“With our growing footprint in Washington, we are very excited to be making this substantial investment in Washington and adding these properties to our portfolio.  Additionally, we are actively looking to construct new projects in Everett, SeaTac and the Tri Cities area.  These projects are likely to include hotel rooms, a nationally known sports bar, 50,000 square feet of convention space and our table game amenities.  Our expansion plans will create even more employment opportunities to Washingtonians” said Eric Persson, owner of Maverick Gaming.

“The purchase of these cardrooms not only increases our footprint, but now Maverick is ontrack to employ over 3,000 Washingtonians – with an average salary above $75,000 per year along with a benefits package that is unparalleled.  I’m proud to say that Maverick is quickly becoming an employer of choice in Washington” said Tim Merrill, President of Maverick Gaming Washington.

“We see our cardroom investment and our future expansion plans as a natural benefit for legal and regulated sports wagering in Washington.  As a member of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Nation, I look forward to working with my tribal brothers and statewide decision makers to bring this amenity that is so strongly desired by Washingtonians” said Mr. Persson.


Maverick Gaming is majority owned and was founded by gaming industry veterans Eric Persson, who previously served as Global SR Vice President of Slots at Las Vegas Sands and Justin Beltram, former Vice President of Slots at Bellagio and Marina Bay Sands. Together they bring over 30 years of gaming experience spanning gaming markets around the world including the Las Vegas Strip (Venetian, Palazzo, Bellagio), Macau (Sands China Limited), Singapore (Marina Bay Sands), and many regional markets in North America.  Maverick Gaming currently owns the Wendover Nugget and Red Garter Hotel, the Red Lion Casino, and the Gold Country Casino, and thirteen card rooms in Washington State.

Currently Maverick Gaming owns Twenty-Three casino and card rooms in Nevada and Washington State with approximately 1,500 slot machines, over 290 table games and 1,200 hotel rooms nationwide.  Maverick Gaming has also Entered into an agreement to purchase three Black Hawk Colorado casinos from CC Gaming which are scheduled to close in November.

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