American Wagering announces Drew Skeen licensure approval

May 22, 2012 3:00 AM

American Wagering, Inc. (AWI), the parent company of Leroy’s Sportsbook (Leroy’s), announced that Drew Skeen, general manager of Sturgeon’s Inn & Casino has received licensure approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the State Gaming Commission.

Skeen has been the GM of Sturgeon’s since 2009. During his tenure, he has significantly increased the performance of the property and its profitability. Skeen also serves as the chairman of the Pershing County Tourism Board.

“Drew Skeen is a top-notch casino executive who we are proud to have on our staff,” stated Vic Salerno, Leroy’s chief executive officer. “We have been extremely pleased with his ability to manage our northern Nevada casino and his dedicated service to the community.”

Skeen’s extensive casino career includes vice president of slot operations at Treasure Island Resort in Las Vegas. He was also director of slot and marketing operations for the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.

Skeen was responsible for the casino transition of the Flamingo-Laughlin to the Aquarius and was also director of slot development at Mikohn Gaming. His career included three years as vice president of operations for 777 Gaming where he oversaw the receivership of six northern Nevada bankrupt properties.

Skeen graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.