The Nevada State Gaming Control Board recommended a third generation member of the Don Laughlin family, Matthew Laughlin, to be licensed as a key employee for the Riverside Resort in Laughlin. They also approved him to be a co-trustee for the company’s controlling Donald J. Laughlin Gaming Trust.
Matthew Laughlin is a grandson, of Don Laughlin.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal (source below):
Matthew Laughlin told regulators that he was working in the food-service industry with his father when his grandfather asked him at a family Thanksgiving dinner if he was interested in the gaming business. When Matthew Laughlin said he was, he began working in several operations positions at the Riverside before learning some of the company’s management responsibilities.
|Source: Nevada Gaming Control Board|
1. Nevada Gaming Congrol Board, Gaming Commission:
2. Las Vegas Review Journal: