Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment Inc. recently announced its executive management team has been restructured due to the recent merger of Golden Gaming and Lakes Entertainment.
Blake L. Sartini will serve as chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Golden Entertainment, Inc. Previously, Sartini served as president and chief executive officer of Sartini Gaming and was the founder and chief executive officer of Golden Gaming LLC. Sartini is a member of the UNLV Foundation’s board of trustees.
Matthew Flandermeyer will serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Golden Entertainment Inc. Previously, he was chief financial officer for Golden Gaming and in 2013 was also appointed as the company’s vice president of strategic development. Flandermeyer also was chief financial officer at Global Restaurant Systems.
Stephen A. Arcana was named executive vice president and chief operating officer at Golden Entertainment. Prior to the merger, he was chief operating officer for Golden Gaming. Arcana also held several executive positions with Station Casinos and worked in hotel operations and food and beverage at the Sands hotel in Atlantic City.
Blake L. Sartini II will serve as senior vice president of restricted gaming for Golden Entertainment. Previously, he was vice president of operations for Golden Route Operations. In his new position, Sartini will oversee the company’s 48 taverns in Nevada plus the distributed gaming operation. Sartini joined Golden Gaming in January 2010 and served as executive marketing manager for Golden Casino Group.
Jeremy Jenson will serve as vice president and general manager of the Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino, Gold Town Casino and Lakeside Casino & RV Park, all in Pahrump, Nevada. Previously, Jenson was general manager and pit boss for Golden Gaming’s Pahrump Nugget.
Skylar Dice has been promoted to vice president and general manager of Rocky Gap Casino, near Cumberland, Maryland, responsible for the overall operations of the resort, which employs more than 450 people. Prior to the merger, he had been director of gaming operations at Rocky Gap since February 2013.