If there is a royal family tree in gaming, the Fertitta/Sartini families would be it. And Blake Sartini II would be the crown prince. The son of Golden Entertainment Chairman and founder Blake Sartini and Delise Fertitta, the sister of Station Casinos leaders Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, Sartini II has been raised in gaming. But things haven’t been easy for him because he’s related. He worked his way up through the company starting as a bartender and doing many jobs along the way. Today, Sartini handles the route operations for Golden, which means the PT’s, Sierra Gold and other brands in a Nevada company of 70+ bars and pubs, as well as a growing business in Montana. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros at the Golden offices in Las Vegas in October on the occasion of his being named one of the 40 Under 40 in the November issue of the magazine.
Senior Vice President of Distributed Gaming, Golden Entertainment Inc.