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Frank Fertitta Jr.

Lorenzo Fertitta, shown in 2013, and his brother Frank this week announced the launch of Fertitta Capital, a private investment firm seeded with $500 million of personal money.
Flush with cash, Fertittas launch investment firm
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Less than a year after selling the UFC, the Fertitta brothers officially launched their latest business, Fertitta Capital, employing some of the same people with whom they worked in the mixed martial arts company. Monday was the official launch for Fertitta Capital, an investment company that will be led by CEO Nakisa Bidarian. Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta will be throwing in ...
Station Casinos reaches deal with key lenders, hopes to emerge from bankruptcy
Agreement would keep company and its 18 casino properties together
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Station Casinos today announced it has reached an agreement with key lenders that the company hopes will clear the way for it to receive approval to emerge from bankruptcy this summer.
Fertittas seek to block creditors’ lawsuit in Station bankruptcy case
Unsecured creditors want to pursue claims in leveraged buyout of Station Casinos
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Attorneys for two members of Las Vegas’ Fertitta family moved Tuesday to block a threatened creditors’ lawsuit in the Station Casinos Inc. bankruptcy case.
Victoria Fertitta, in glasses, leads her family and the casket at the funeral for her husband and Station Casinos founder Frank Fertitta Jr. Saturday at the Shrine of the Most Holy Redeemer.
Fertitta remembered for 'kindness, generosity, integrity' at funeral
About 2,000 people attend Catholic Mass for Station Casinos founder
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Station Casinos founder Frank Fertitta Jr. was remembered at a funeral Saturday as a loving man who had a great deal of faith. The funeral attracted a large gathering of Las Vegans and notables from the arenas of business, sports and government.
Funeral arrangements set for Frank Fertitta Jr.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Funeral services for Station Casinos Inc. founder and community philanthropist Frank Fertitta Jr. have been scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Fertitta died Friday in a Los Angeles hospital.
Frank Fertitta Jr.
Station Casinos founder left his mark as philanthropist
FRANK FERTITTA JR. | 1938-2009:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The publicity-shy Frank Fertitta Jr., founder of Station Casinos, will be remembered for both his vision and his philanthropy as a businessman, turning a small casino just off the Strip into a casino empire that catered to locals while most of his counterparts focused on tourists, and then pouring much of his profit into schools, charities and medical research. Fertitta died early Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a long-standing heart condition. He was 70.
On July 9, 1990, executives from Palace Station drove a spike into a railroad tie, symbolizing the beginning of construction on their new 587-room, 22-story tower. From left are Frank Fertitta Jr. (chairman of the board), Glen Christensen (vice president/CFO), Joe Canfora (vice president/general manager), Jim Faso (senior vice president), Lorenzo Fertitta (vice president), Frank Fertitta III (president/COO) and Blake Sartini (director of casino operations).
Frank Fertitta Jr., patriarch of Station Casinos, dies
Friday, August 21, 2009
Frank Fertitta Jr., the patriarch of Station Casinos, died today after heart surgery in a California hospital. Fertitta, 70, who had been ill for some time, died at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, sources close to the family said. Fertitta arrived in Las Vegas from Texas with his wife, Victoria, in 1960. He started working as a bellman at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino while he was learning to be a dealer.
Station Casinos President Lorenzo Fertitta, left, and his brother Frank Fertitta III, chief executive, were by far the two highest paid executives in Las Vegas in 2007. The bulk of their earnings came from exercising stock and options after Station Casinos was bought for $9 billion and taken private.
Station Casinos honchos hit the jackpot in ’07
Monday, June 16, 2008
Until the economy turned south, Las Vegas casino companies enjoyed a robust 2007, rewarding executives and leading a pair of brothers to a pot of gold at the end of their rainbow. Many executives, acting before gaming stocks plummeted, profited after selling hundreds of thousands of shares from exercised stock options and grants of stock. In a class of their own: Station Casinos Chief Executive Frank Fertitta, who in 2007 made $122.4 million in exercised options and vested stock.
A gambling world away from the Strip
Neighborhood casinos offer gaming deals, food courts and theaters
Thursday, May 15, 2008
At most neighborhood casinos, families can eat their fill at a buffet and then the kids can either watch a movie or go bowling while parents gamble. Neighborhood casinos provide something for everyone, close to home, encouraging locals to avoid the Strip and downtown.
Compiled by Ron Kantowski, Jeff Haney, Brian Hilderbrand and Rob Miech
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Over the years, the Sun has ranked the area's sports movers and shakers.
John Katsilometes catches up with the Fertittas on the night they open their Red Rock Resort
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
As the older brother notes, the two are hyper-competitive, but their seven-year age difference precluded any serious sibling competition between them when they were growing up. That relationship exists today.
Station's Econ 101
Sunday, January 8, 2006
If you want to track the explosive growth of Las Vegas, talk to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you want to understand what it means -- how it fires the valley's robust economic engine -- talk to the Fertittas, Lorenzo and Frank III, the brothers who run the Station Casinos chain.
Neighborhood Draw
Friday, December 23, 2005
The journey from Frank Fertitta Jr.'s casino pit 30 years ago to the new South Coast isn't easy to trace on a map, but anyone who wants to understand Las Vegas needs to try.
Professor mops up mob stereotypes, shows the positive impact of LV Italians
Tuesday, July 16, 1996
It's the stuff Las Vegas folklore is made of.