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Located right off of I-15 in Mesquite, Nevada, 80 miles north of Las Vegas and 36 miles south of St. George, Rising Star opened its doors in October 2016. It was designed to serve the needs of traveling youth sports teams and their guests, as well as vacationing…

Located right off of I-15 in Mesquite, Nevada, 80 miles north of Las Vegas and 36 miles south of St. George, Rising Star opened its doors in October 2016. It was designed to serve the needs of traveling youth sports teams and their guests, as well as vacationing golfers and families.

Rising Star is part of Urban Land of Nevada, a Lee Family enterprise and managed by the Eureka Casino Resort.

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GREGORY T.H. LEE

Gregory T.H. Lee is Vice President at Urban Land of Nevada; he is the visionary behind the Rising Star. In addition, Lee serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board for Eureka Casino Resort.

Lee has been the architect for the repositioning of Rising Star’s sister property, the Eureka Casino Resort, into the Mesquite market leader for gaming revenue. He opened the property in 1997, and incrementally transformed it from a small and simple operation to a modern, multi-faceted resort and casino.

Greg has served on the board of the UNLV Foundation since 2007 and was its Chairman from 2016-2018, and in 2011 Lee’s parents endowed the Lee Business School at UNLV.  Greg has also Lee served on the Boards of the Las Vegas Visitor’s and Convention Authority, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Problem Gambling Center.

Lee lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Dana, and children, Graham and Katie.  Greg and Dana are active in many parts of the Las Vegas Community, including Nevada Women’s Philanthropy, Bank of America Community Foundation, Teach for America, and Communities in Schools.  Lee is a graduate of Harvard College and USC Law School.

ANDRE J. CARRIER

Andre J. Carrier is President and Chief Operating Officer of Rising Star. Andre maintains a balanced combination of executive leadership, classical hotelier discipline, and advanced analytical and financial understanding to successfully manage complex hotel-casino, food and beverage operations.

Carrier is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and his commitment to education and continual improvement sees him continue his studies at Harvard Business School's Presidents Program. 

He began his career at Sahara Resorts/Santa Fe Gaming, where he held positions including Vice President of Marketing and Vice President Administration and Development. In 1999, Steve Wynn recognized his talents and enlisted him to lead Golden Nugget Laughlin, as Chief Operating Officer. Carrier ultimately became COO of both Golden Nugget Las Vegas and Laughlin. 

In 2007, Carrier chose to join longtime friend, Greg Lee, to assist in the operation and future development of Eureka Casinos. Their leadership paved the way for Eureka to be named as one of Fortune magazine's top 100 companies to work for in America, ranking number 35 in 2019. 

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