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Affiliates of Global Gaming & Hospitality (GGH) and Husky Finance are officially the new owners of Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada. The sale closed early Monday morning, December 16, 2013.

The new owners have big plans for the property, which consists of more than 1,500 guest rooms, 110,000 square feet of meeting space, eight restaurants, a year round atrium swimming pool and many other guest amenities. Plans include investing up to $50 million dollars into the property in the coming months to update and renovate the Nugget's casino floor, hotel rooms, restaurants, convention space, exterior and signage. Already, the additions of Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-b-que, William Hills Sports Book, and the Tailgate Deli have been successful at continuing to meet the high quality service and expectations people have for the Nugget.

The Nugget now operates under the leadership of President and CEO, Carlton Geer. Mr. Geer is also co-owner and managing partner of GGH, an experienced private casino management and merchant advisory firm with offices in Las Vegas, New York City and Atlantic City.

The Nugget was formerly family-owned and operated by John Ascuaga, his daughter Michonne Ascuaga, and son, Stephen Ascuaga. "We appreciate the Ascuaga family's support and assistance during this transition," said Geer. "They have been a major contributor to the community in all respects. Over a period of 58 years, they built a significant gaming resort that will be enduring." Geer says he sees tremendous potential for the Nugget in the Reno/Sparks market. "The combination of its great access, superb physical structure, a strong legacy and appropriate repositioning capital will enable the Nugget to compete more effectively in Northern Nevada in the future," said Geer.

No employees were laid off as a result of this sale, and the Nugget remains one of the biggest employers in the area.

The Nugget's long-standing community programs, such as providing Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners at St. Vincent's Dining Room and annual Nugget scholarship awards, will continue. In addition, the Nugget's premier special events, like the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off and Star Spangled Sparks, will also carry on.

The property's former owner and namesake, John Ascuaga, has been named Chairman Emeritus.

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Carlton Geer
Nugget Casino Resort
Carlton Geer

The Nugget operates under the leadership of new President and CEO, Carlton Geer. Geer is also co-owner and managing partner of GGH, an experienced private casino management and merchant advisory firm with offices in Las Vegas, New York City and Atlantic City.

Geer says he sees tremendous potential for the Nugget in the Reno/Sparks market. "The combination of its great access, superb physical structure, a strong legacy and appropriate repositioning capital will enable the Nugget to compete more effectively in Northern Nevada in the future," said Geer.

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A Company History

For more than half a century, John Ascuaga and Northern Nevada have been inextricably linked. In fact, the great growth and evolution of Nugget Casino Resort —originally a 60-seat coffee shop with only a handful of slot machines—has been a mirror image of the region's explosive expansion. During that time, the resort has become an emblem of the great American success story of John Ascuaga and his family.

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Awards & Community
The nugget scholarship

For over 50 years, our winners have not only been on the casino floor, but also in local high schools and community colleges throughout northern Nevada.

Since 1956, the Nugget has contributed over $600,000 dollars to over 650 high school and community college students. The $1,000 scholarships were first awarded to four students--two from Sparks and two from Carson City. Now, 24 students from high schools throughout northern Nevada and two minority students receive the Nugget Scholarships.

For more information about The Nugget Scholarship Program, or to inquire about how to apply for next year's scholarship, please call us at 775-356-3300 or visit NuggetScholarship.org.

Code of Conduct & No Colors Policy

Since 1955, the Nugget Casino Resort has operated with the goal of giving our guests the
best experience possible.

To ensure this, the Nugget has created a Code of Conduct to
make certain that all Nugget customers have a quality, safe, clean, and enjoyable
experience every visit.

Our simple Code of Conduct is as follows:


• All patrons in gaming areas must be 21 years of age
• Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
• Proper attire is required of all patrons. Nugget Casino Resort prohibits
displaying of club “colors”*
• Possession or carrying of any firearms or illegal weapons is prohibited
• Loitering is prohibited


Nugget Casino Resort appreciates your cooperation in keeping with our Code of
Conduct.

We hope your visit is enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


Management reserves all rights to alter, cancel, suspend or change these rules at any
time without notice. Management also reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
*Club colors include, but are not limited to, any vest, sleeveless denim or leather jacket,
t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, jewelry, patches or tattoos which bear any logo, insignia, name,
charter name, number(s), nickname and/or geographical location demonstrating
membership in, or affiliation with, any motorcycle organization. .

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