PT’s Entertainment Group names Brent Edlund as Director of Tavern Operations

November 14, 2016

LAS VEGAS (November 14, 2016) – PT’s Entertainment Group (PTEG), a division of Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN) and the largest traditional tavern operator in Nevada, has promoted Brent Edlund to director of the company’s tavern operations.In his new position, Edlund, 54, will oversee operations for PTEG’s 52 wholly-owned PT’s, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar locations – 50 in Southern Nevada and two in Northern Nevada.Edlund has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality and entertainment industries. He joined Golden Entertainment in May as assistant director of tavern operations. Prior to joining the Company, Edlund was vice president of operations for a two-time James Beard award winning celebrity chef, leading the day to day operations of both fast casual and full service restaurants in California, Nevada and Texas.Edlund also held executive positions with Station Casinos at Sunset Station and Green Valley Ranch Resort, where he worked with nightclub developer Rande Gerber to create Whiskey Bar and Whiskey Beach. Edlund has also worked with Sugar Factory and several other Strip and off-Strip resorts.“Brent brings a wealth of hands-on hospitality industry experience to his new position,” said Blake L. Sartini II, senior vice president of distributed gaming for Golden Entertainment. “As we continue our expansion plans to add additional taverns to the Las Vegas Valley, Brent's knowledge and experience will be paramount to our success.”Edlund is part of the Golden Entertainment team developing a new PT’s Gold that is scheduled to open later this year at the former Beano’s location on Lake Mead Boulevard near U.S 95. The tavern will be the fifth new location opened in 2016 by PTEG and the facility is licensed for up to 35 video gaming devices.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 more than 12,000 gaming devices and nearly 30 table games in Nevada, Maryland and Montana.  The Company owns four casino properties, more than 50 taverns, and operates approximately 980 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 Relations contact:Howard Stutz, Vice President of Corporate CommunicationsGolden Entertainment, Inc.(702) [email protected]###