Frank Fertitta Jr. was born on October 30, 1938 in Beaumont, Texas. Fertitta Jr. moved to Las Vegas in 1960 and quickly began his career in the gaming industry shortly after working as a bellman, dealer, pit boss, baccarat manager and more. After learning the ropes, he founded Station Casinos, a locals-minded casino hotel business, in 1976. The company started when Bingo Palace opened, which was later renamed to be Palace Station. Now, The Station Casinos collection includes the famed Palms Casino Resort, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Palace Station, Green Valley Ranch Hotel & Casino and many other properties across the valley. His sons, Frank and Lorenzo, now manage the day-to-day operations of Station Casinos.