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JAMES “WHITEY” BULGER, AKA THE GUY WHO SCARED DANA WHITE OUT OF SOUTH BOSTON, CAPTURED IN CALIFORNIA

By: Rich Bergeron   [mpinpage] JAMES “Whitey” BULGER, at left, saw his 16-year-stint on the run from the law end Wednesday in Santa Monica California. The nickname “Whitey” was one that Bulger was said to detest, but it stuck to the Irish Mobster-turned-FBI-Informant and was just one aspect that helped make the career criminal into […]

ZUFFA BUYS STRIKEFORCE BUT DANA WHITE PROMISES BUSINESS AS USUAL

ANYONE WHO CAN COUNT HOW MANY TIMES DANA SAYS “BUSINESS AS USUAL” IN THIS INTERVIEW WILL GET A PRIZE PACKAGE FROM OUR SPONSOR. THE FIRST PERSON TO GET IT RIGHT IN THE COMMENT SECTION WINS!

Did Anyone Else Miss This? The Fertittas Were Deemed No Longer “Superwealthy” By Forbes Magazine Last October

Volatile bank stocks, fraud and divorce pushed 32 people from the ranks of America’s superwealthy, including Lorenzo and Frank. I guess now they’re just wealthy-ish.

Station Casinos Collapse Backing UFC-owning Fertitta Brothers into a Corner

By: Rich Bergeron When it rains, it pours for the Fertitta family. Last Friday the patriarch Frank Fertitta, Jr. died while undergoing treatment for heart disease in a California hospital. The death comes at the tail end of a long and painful campaign of pending bankruptcy that finally ended in the Chapter 11 proceedings that […]

FERTITTA FAMILY PATRIARCH DIES: FRANK FERTITTA, JR. PASSES AWAY AT 70

From left are Frank Fertitta III, Frank Fertitta, Jr., and Lorenzo Fertitta By: Rich Bergeron Frank Fertitta, Jr. died suddenly today after a heart surgery procedure at a California hospital. A Las Vegas News Station Broke the story. Fertitta, who is the founder of the now bankrupt Station Casinos spent much of his later years […]

LOOKING FOR LEVERAGE: Fertittas’ Station Casinos Empire Running Out of Time

By: Rich Bergeron   [mpinpage] The Fertitta Family is in crisis mode to save Station Casinos from the throes of bankruptcy, and without a solution materializing by Thursday there could be some major trouble brewing for the multi-billion dollar gaming empire. While the Fertittas are not the only ones who find themselves stuck in the […]

FROM BELLBOY TO GAMBLING TYCOON: HOW FRANK JUNIOR BUILT THE FERTITTA EMPIRE IN LAS VEGAS

CHAPTER TWO IN A FOUR-PART FERTITTA FAMILY HISTORY By: Rich Bergeron CLICK ON THE THUMBNAILS TO SEE FULL SIZE PICTURES [mpinpage] When Frank Fertitta, Jr. came to Las Vegas from Galveston, Texas in 1960, he quickly found work as a bellboy at the Tropicana. Fertitta’s Texas-bred “family” history included decades of successful casino operations in […]

THE SILENT MAJORITY STEERS XYIENCE TO FORECLOSURE

“The Silent Majority” Zuffa, Xyience, and Fertitta Enterprises By: Rich Bergeron     [mpinpage] They live in the lap of luxury. There are yachts, homes worth tens of millions of dollars, and all the other perks of big business. The Fertitta family falls under the definition of the term “magnates” when it comes to the […]

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