About Us

Premier Gaming Group is a full service operator and developer of gaming, entertainment and hospitality properties throughout the United States. 

The company takes pride in providing the highest quality of services available in the gaming and hospitality industry. Our experience and expertise as both a principal and consultant include casino and hospitality management, market analysis, casino planning and development, financial engineering, distressed assets, bankruptcy, government entitlements, approvals and public relations.

Premier Gaming Group is guided by the philosophy of teamwork and trust between its partner relationships, investors, team members, professional advisors, contractors and construction teams. Premier’s foundation is relationship based with the entire team pursuing industry excellence and unparalleled quality.

Gaming & Hospitality

The team at Premier Gaming Group has experience in most of the major gaming markets in the United States, including Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington.

Currently Premier Gaming Group’s Principals operate Louisiana Downs Race Track and Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana. Premier Gaming Group built and operated Magnolia Bluffs Casino & Hotel in Natchez, MS for the past 11 years. The Premier team has worked in the following gaming and hospitality sectors:

  • Riverboat Gaming Operations
  • Land-based Gaming Operations
  • Racinos
  • Native American Gaming Operations
  • Slot Routes
  • Full-Service Hotel and Resorts
Full Service Operations

While Premier’s main focus is the development of new properties and the acquisition of distressed assets, we can also provide turn-key gaming solutions to owners and institutional lenders. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Facility Assessment
  • Business Modeling & Planning
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Distressed Assets
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Planning & Analysis
  • Development and Oversight
  • Financial Strategy / Financial Engineering
  • Hospitality Management / Operations
  • Construction/Remodel Efficiencies
  • Human Resources / Training
  • Food & Beverage Operations
Planning & Development

The Premier Gaming Group team has significant experience with greenfield projects, ranging in size from $25 million to $350 million. Our understanding of project cost management, as well as long established relationships with key vendors and contractors, allows us the ability to gain deep incentives and discounts on pricing across all line items. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Site Selection
  • Budget Development
  • Architect & Design
  • License & Permit Compliance
  • Contractor Selection
  • Construction Management
  • Interior Design
  • Contract Compliance
Professional Experience
Kevin Preston

Premier Gaming Group, 2009 – Present / Founder and President

  • Kevin was part of the group along with Tom Benninger that purchased Louisiana Downs Race Track and Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana in November of 2021. Since then, they have made significant improvements to the track which will carry on through 2022 and 2023. Since taking over the facilities numbers have improved both on the casino and racing side of the business.
  • Founded to operate and develop gaming, entertainment and hospitality properties in the U.S.
  • Responsible for development, financing, and construction of the Magnolia Bluffs
  • Casino in Natchez, MS, and the current operator and owner of the Magnolia Bluffs
  • Managed the refinancing and acquisition of assets of Isle of Capri Natchez in 2015

Tropicana Entertainment, 2007-2009 / COO and Senior VP of Operations

  • Overall responsibility of 14 gaming/hotel properties in United States and the Caribbean
  • Oversaw reorganization and guided company through bankruptcy proceedings

Wild Rose Entertainment, 2005 – 2007 / Founder and Senior VP of Operations

  • Responsible for the planning, development and opening of the company’s first gaming property
  • Managed the successful acquisition of the Mississippi Belle II gaming property
  • Responsible for the day to day operations of two gaming operations located in Iowa

Grace Entertainment, 2001 – 2005 / General Manager, Lakeside Casino & Mark Twain Casino

  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of Lakeside Casino – 1,000+ slots, 34 tables, 60 room hotel
  • Developed, opened and operated a new gaming property – Mark Twain Casino in LaGrange, MO

Majestic Star Casino, 1999 – 2001 / Operations

  • Recruited to improve operations and increase revenues – developed strategic operational and marketing plans that increased revenue year over year by 34%

Harrah’s Entertainment, 1992 – 1999 / Corporate Finance, Risk Mgmt., Operations Manager

  • Responsible for 10 Harrah’s casino & hotel properties located throughout the United States, including Las Vegas, regional riverboat operations and Native American gaming facilities

Recent Greenfield Experience – Magnolia Bluffs

In early 2008 the original developers of Magnolia Bluffs Casino received site approval for a casino project in Natchez, Mississippi. The proposed project stalled for approximately five years, as the developers were unable to obtain financing to fund construction.

Premier Gaming Group took control of all development and fundraising efforts in 2010, and opened the $45 million project on-time and under budget on December 18, 2012

  • Value engineering existing designs to match funding commitments
  • Full operations team assembled by Premier Gaming Group
  • Repaired strained relationship with the Mississippi Gaming Commission

The Magnolia Bluffs Casino & Hotel is operated by Premier Gaming Group, and includes:

  • 45,000 square foot casino with 500 slots and 18 table games
  • 141-room hotel - acquired and remodeled in 2015 as a result of acquisition of Isle Natchez assets
  • Other amenities include three dining outlets and spectacular views of the Mississippi River
Meet the Team
Say hello to the Premier Gaming Group

Kevin Preston

Founder & President

Deborah Saulter

Financial Officer
  • Over 30 years of gaming experience in various financial capacities
  • Extensive experience in turnaround and acquisition situations
  • Strong financial and operational experience
  • Experience in start-up operations

Anthony Heidelberg

VP Legal & Government Affairs
  • Over 25 years as an Attorney, Judge and Government Affairs
  • Extensive experience in Mississippi and Louisiana
  • Strong operational experience
Contact Us
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