Maverick Gaming Announces The Hiring Of Tim Merrill As President Of Washington Operations


Seattle (April, 30 2019 ) — Maverick Gaming today announced the appointment of Tim Merrill, as the company's new President of Maverick Gaming’s Washington Operations. This is a newly created positon necessitated by the Maverick’s pending purchase(s) of Nevada Gold (AMEX: UWN) and Great American Gaming Assets.

Mr. Merrill is joining Maverick Gaming after having served in a variety of senior business roles at Las Vegas Sands, including most recently as Senior Vice President of Slot Operations of Sands China Limited, where his responsibilities included the entire P&L of Slots for The Venetian, The Parisian, Sands Macao, The Four Seasons Macao, Himilaya and Pacifica (otherwise known as Sands Cotai Central).

During the ten years Mr. Merrill served at Las Vegas sands or their affiliate Sands China Limited (SCL), Tim held many senior roles including, Vice President of Casino Marketing for SCL, Vice President of Slots at the Venetian/Palazzo, and Corporate Vice President of Slot Operations for Las Vegas Sands. 

Mr. Merrill has held many senior positons such as President of Vernon Downs and other Senior Positions for companies such as Caesars Entertainment and Delaware North.

 "Mr. Merrill is exactly the leader Maverick Gaming needs to integrate the multiple Washington properties we are currently purchasing, and transition this business into the regional entertainment opportunity we envision. The fact the Maverick is able to attract well employed, senior talent from the largest gaming company in the world is a testament of what this company is, and as importantly is in the process of becoming,” stated Eric Persson, owner of Maverick Gaming.

"Over the next few months, we intend to announce further acquisitions in Washington that will demonstrate our commitment to this market in the State I grew up in and consider home.”


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, which include more than 600 hotel rooms and 1200 slot machines.