Frank Fertitta III

Red Rock Resorts & Station Casinos

1505 S Pavilion Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV, United States, Nevada

Red Rock Resorts is the parent company of Stations Casinos, a chain of ubiquitous casinos in Las Vegas that cater largely to locals.

Red Rock's flagship property is the Red Rock Resort, Casino & Spa on the northwest side of Las Vegas. Its other upscale property is the Green Valley Ranch, Resort, Casino & Spa on the southeast side.  

Then there are chains’ “classic” casinos, all bearing the Station name: Palace Station (in south Las Vegas), Sunset Station (near Henderson, Nevada), Boulder Station (off Boulder Highway, on the east side of town) and Santa Fe Station (in the northern portion of Las Vegas).  

The chain was founded in 1976 by Frank Fertitta Jr. Its first casino was the Bingo Palace, which was later renamed Palace Station.   

After the chain went private in the early 2000s, it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009, but successfully exited two years later. The chain again went public in 2016 under the name Red Rock Resorts.  

Several Station Casino properties closed in 2020 during the Covid Pandemic: Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson. In 2022, the company announced it would demolish those properties and sell the land beneath them to fund future projects.  

A division of Station, Wildfire Gaming, operates small casinos around the Las Vegas Valley. The Wildfire-branded casinos are smaller than Station's other properties, and are just casinos, not hotels. Station also owns Barley's Casino & Brewery and The Greens, another casino in Henderson.   

The company’s flagship property, Red Rock Resort, Casino and Spa, opened in April 2006. It boasts 796-room hotel and a 118,309-square-foot casino. 

The Red Rock Resorts parent company trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker RRR. CEO of the company is Frank Fertitta III. 

The company owns more than a half-dozen property sites across Las Vegas which gaming-entitled, meaning the company has the ability to build new casinos there.  

Employees of the company generally like working there. Station Casinos boasts 3.6 stars on Glassdoor.com, with 65% of the employees recommending the company to their friends and 79% approving of the work of the CEO, Frank Fertitta III.  

The chain also is well liked by locals, who tend to believe that Station Casinos represent a throwback to “Old Las Vegas,” when gamblers could expect to get a free drink while playing the nickel slots, before the mega casinos on the Strip started nickel and diming all visitors. The policies and practices of Station Casino are often compared to that of MGM, with Las Vegas locals often professing their preference for Station’s way of approaching gaming and its general methods of treating customers and doing business.  

Station's latest project is the Durango, a hotel and casino under construction in Rhodes Ranch off of Durango Drive, besides the Las Vegas Beltway. The new resort will feature 83,178 square-feet of gaming space, plus 211 hotel rooms and a 15-story tower. 

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