Golden Entertainment, Inc. appoints Todd Parmelee as Vice President of Food and Beverage

September 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS (September 12, 2017) – Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN) has named gaming and hospitality industry veteran Todd Parmelee as the company’s vice president of food and beverage operations.Parmelee will have responsibility for the business aspects surrounding the nearly 60 traditional Nevada style taverns the company operates under the PT’s Entertainment Group division and the restaurant outlets at Golden Entertainment’s Pahrump casinos and the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Maryland.Parmelee expects to develop business strategies with the restaurant operations within the four Southern Nevada casinos Golden Entertainment is acquiring through its planned purchase of American Casino & Entertainment Properties. That acquisition, which requires regulatory approval, is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2017.Most recently, Parmelee was vice president of food and beverage for Benchmark, a Texas-based global hospitality company that operates 60 hotels and resorts nationwide. He previously served as the regional director of operations for the Cordish Companies’ “Live!” entertainment operations in St. Louis and Kansas City. Parmelee also spent three years as the beverage director at the Hard Rock Las Vegas and was vice president of tavern operations for PT’s Entertainment Group from 2007-13.“As Golden Entertainment expands its footprint and we take the company to its next level, we believe Todd Parmelee has the vast hospitality industry experience and background necessary to improve our existing food and beverage operations and lead the integration of our newest businesses,” said Golden Entertainment Chief Operating Officer Steve Arcana. “It’s a pleasure to welcome Todd Parmelee back to the Golden family.”About Golden Entertainment, Inc. Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – distributed gaming and resort and casino operations. Golden Entertainment operates approximately 12,000 gaming devices and nearly 30 table games in Nevada, Maryland and Montana. The Company is also licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming terminals. The Company owns four casino properties, more than 50 taverns and operates approximately 960 distributed gaming locations in multiple jurisdictions. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position and proven management capabilities across its two divisions. For more information, visit Golden Entertainment: Howard Stutz (702) 495-4490 [email protected] Contact: Joseph Jaffoni, Richard Land, James Leahy of JCIR (212) 835-8500 [email protected]###