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Red Rock Resorts Incorporated, the American casino operator famous among New Zealand gamblers, has announced tragic news of its President's death. Richard Haskins passed away last weekend in Northern Michigan, where he was spending his vacation. He joined Red Rock Resorts Incorporated with headquarters in Las Vegas in 1995 at the position of general counsel for Midwest operations and has been promoted to his final post in 2015.

Las Vegas Review-Journal has reported that Haskins, who also was the President of Station Casinos, was traveling at speed when his Sea-Doo crashed into a 27-feet boat in Lake Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Haskins died at the age of 56 years.



Lake Tragedy:

According to the newspaper, Haskins’ jet-ski has been riding north when crashed into a larger boat heading west. The President was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating the tragedy in close cooperation with local authorities.


Deep Loss:

Red Rock Resorts Incorporated operates about 20 casinos and resorts across Nevada south, including flagship Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa venues, Boulder Station, Palace Station. The team of California’s Graton and Casino, another venue which Red Rock Resorts runs on behalf of Federated Indians of Graton, sends sincere condolences to the family and is mourning the loss of the President. We believe, those New Zealand players who were lucky to gamble in one of the casinos, are mourning too.

True grief:

The Chairman and CEO for Red Rock Resorts Incorporated has expressed his ‘deepest sympathies to the Haskins family’ from the casino’s board, managers and employees.

Frank Fertitta:

Words cannot express what Richard has meant to the company and to me in the 25 years he has been with Station Casinos. He was a trusted advisor, a brilliant strategist, a steady hand in good times and in bad and, most importantly, a friend to all. It is very hard to imagine Station Casinos being the company it is today without Richard. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his children, his family, and his loved ones.
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