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Q&A with D.W. Barrick (Owner of The Plaza and more...)

By Chuckmonster on Tuesday, 9th November 2004 7:22pm
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At the end of 2002 a company called Barrick Gaming Corp. burst on the scene with a surprise deal to buy four downtown casinos -- the Plaza, Las Vegas Club, Western and Gold Spike -- from Las Vegas casino pioneer Jackie Gaughan for $82 million.

Little was known about the company or why Chief Executive D.W. Barrick would be interested in spending millions of dollars to revamp the properties to their former glory. Barrick has a plan to become a key developer in a major revitalization of downtown that will include high-rise residential towers and other new projects over the next several years. He was involved in South Dakota's fledgling gaming industry and was a joint venture partner in a Missouri casino when it was owned by Station Casinos Inc. Since taking ownership of the Gaughan properties in March, Barrick has devised a makeover plan built on simple rules: better service, better food and better entertainment.

[ Thanks to 'Las Vegas Casino Death Watch' for the link... - Ed ]



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