LAS VEGAS (May 26, 2016) – PT’s Entertainment Group (PTEG), a division of Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN) and the largest traditional tavern operator in Nevada, announced the opening of its 50th tavern this month, a key milestone for this iconic Las Vegas brand.
What started in 1982 as a sole PT’s Pub on the east side of Las Vegas at 1651 Palm Street has grown to more than 50 taverns throughout the state, 48 of which are located in Southern Nevada.
The Sartini family and Golden Gaming purchased the original 23 taverns in 2002, with a vision of creating a new tavern experience for Las Vegas locals. Now with its 50th location opening this month in Las Vegas, the company continues to upgrade the guest experience at all locations, with an expanded culinary program, new beer and spirit offerings and more.
“Our goal from the beginning was to take a simple neighborhood tavern concept and up the game,” stated Blake L. Sartini, the company’s president and chief executive officer. “We’ll continue to raise the bar with all our brands, including the six taverns we’re opening or have opened this year. Don’t look for us to slow down anytime soon.”
Guests of PT’s Pubs, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, Sierra Gold and the new PT’s Brewing Company are enjoying the upgrades in indoor finishes, including tables, chairs, flooring and fabrics, the latest in audio/video technology, unique back bar/lounge TV configurations, and in many locations, an outdoor patio experience complete with high-end TVs and fire pits. Expanded culinary offerings include new menu rollouts for PT’s Pubs and PT’s Gold locations, in addition to new craft beer creations from award-winning brewmaster Dave Otto. The bar programs throughout the company continue to be refined with all tavern managers and assistants completing a two-day seminar at the new Academy of Beverages and Fine Service Learning Center at Southern Wine and Spirits.
“We’re proud to deliver a great tavern product for all of our guests, whether they’re looking for a place to watching a sporting event, a location for a nice meal, place to grab a drink with friends, or somewhere close by to enjoy an award-winning gaming and retail rewards program…all with superior guest service,” said Steve Arcana, chief operating officer.
The 50th PT’s location in Nevada will open at 6450 S. Durango Drive in May. As previously announced, a new Sierra Gold tavern will open on West Flamingo Road later this summer, at the site of the former Sedona Restaurant & Lounge.
PT’s Entertainment Group employs more than 800 people in Nevada, including bartenders, servers, cooks, dishwashers, executive staff and others.
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 over 30 table games in Nevada, Maryland and Montana. The Company owns four casino properties, 50 taverns and operates approximately 980 distributed gaming locations in Nevada, Maryland and Montana. 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 www.goldenent.com.
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