Gaughan Gaming consists of a management team of seasoned executives who offer expertise in all aspects of the gaming industry including planning and development, financial structure, regulatory compliance, legal requirements, marketing, advertising, human resources, construction and design. Gaughan Gaming aligns itself with companies and development projects that are in need of a management team committed to establishing, building and maintaining successful strategic partnerships in order to exceed market potential.
The Principal’s of Gaughan Gaming are licensed in many jurisdictions including the state of Nevada (Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission) and by the National Indian Gaming Commission. We are currently pursuing projects in the United States and Native American Nations. Gaughan Gaming is also analyzing International opportunities.
John Gaughan, a third-generation gaming innovator, has quickly made his own mark on Nevada’s key industry. Before graduating from the University of Nebraska with a business degree in 1988, Mr. Gaughan founded Las Vegas Dissemination Company, which provides vital support to the off-track horse and dog racing industry. LVDC soon became Nevada’s exclusive pari-mutuel service provider. As the owner and chief executive of LVDC,
in addition to his role as chief executive of Gaughan Gaming, Mr. Gaughan’s leadership in every phase of the company’s operations has been invaluable.
Gregory S. Wright
As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Gregory S. Wright oversees all of Gaughan Gaming financial and regulatory activities. He represents the company before the Nevada Gaming Control Board, outside auditors and major banking institutions. Mr. Wright is a CPA in the State of Nevada and has also held positions with both Nevada gaming companies and Indian-run casinos throughout the U.S. In addition, he served as an agent in the Audit Division of the Nevada Gaming Control Board for five years. Mr. Wright is a Las Vegas native and a 1988 graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
A third-generation gaming executive, Mr. Richards is a bright star in the casino operations arena. Beginning in 1981 Mr. Richards began his career with Boyd Gaming as a dealer. During the next 10 years he realized his dream of following in his father’s footsteps as a top casino professional.
Beginning in 1991 and thru 1995 he honed his craft at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas strip where he oversaw the pit operations. Working his way up in the fast growing gaming world, Mr. Richards was highly sought after for his even temperament and sharp approach to the business. He held top positions such as National Branch Marketing Manager for Hilton Corporation in Houston, TX.
Returning to Las Vegas he took over as the VP of Operations for Bally’s Casino. He next held the position of VP and Assistant General Manager at Players Island in Lake Charles, LA. Mr. Richards later began a multi-position relationship with Hard Rock Casino Hotel from pre-opening, beginning as Casino Shift Manager and later as the VP of Casino Operations.
Finally Mr. Richards shepherded the Hard Rock Casino through the most profitable 6 quarters in the resorts history as the General Manager of this quality based trendy casino. In mid 2002, Mr. Richards took his vast experience to San Diego to the San Pasqual tribes Valley View Casino. In the burgeoning casino industry Mr. Richards has a well-rounded career that has seen him in riverboat, tribal, Las Vegas Strip and locals casinos.
Serving as Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources for Gaughan Gaming, Francine Mazzella greatly utilizes her past operational experiences within the gaming industry in her current role. She began her career in marketing with Mirage Resorts initially working for the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, then as a member of the pre-opening team for The Mirage Hotel Casino and later Bellagio. Ms. Mazzella then joined the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino as Director of Marketing. She later held the position of Chief Administrative Officer with an online global gaming portal and developed and implemented the marketing, advertising and administrative operations. She most recently served as Corporate Human Resources manager for Cannery Casino Resorts with responsibilities for two major local casinos and serves as a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. Ms. Mazzella holds a bachelor of Arts degree in communications.
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