eureka casino resort
We hope our website answers just about any question you have about The Eureka Casino Resort. Just to make sure, here are a few of the questions we’re frequently asked:
What is there to do around Eureka Casino Resort?
There are plenty of golf courses nearby. You can also enjoy national parks like Zion, Grand Canyon’s north rim, and Cedar Breaks National Monument, Lake Mead, St. George, Utah, or the Shakespeare Festival Check at the front desk for other activities in the area.
What’s the weather like?
Our high desert climate is typically warm and dry. Stay with us for a great winter escape from colder climates such as Utah, Colorado, Wyoming or Idaho.
Our People Make the Eureka Casino Resort Special
The Eureka Resort Casino is led by the senior executive team of Greg Lee – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Andre Carrier – President and Chief Operating Officer, and Frank Toddre – General Manager.
Founded in 1997 by the Lee family and sold to the employees in Nevada's first 100% employee-owned casino in 2015, the management team brings a diverse and lifelong commitment to hospitality and empowering people.
Please find the in-depth profiles of these individuals.
Gregory T.H. Lee is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eureka Casino Resort, in Mesquite, Nevada, He co-founded the business with his father, Ted, in 1988. Lee remains involved in the Lee family businesses, but focuses his energy on building Eureka into a market leader and improving the Mesquite community.
Lee works to improve the Mesquite market by serving on the board of the Mesquite Resort Association, the Mesquite Health and Wellness Foundation and established the Eureka Community Initiative creating scholarship programs for graduating seniors to attend UNLV.
Lee has been the architect for the repositioning of the Eureka Casino Resort into the Mesquite market leader. He opened the property in 1997 and incrementally transformed it from a small and simple operation to a modern, multi-faceted resort and casino.
Prior to entering the gaming industry, Lee practiced law in New York City, where he met his wife, Dana. Lee is an active member of the Las Vegas community, serving on the boards of the LVCVA, the UNLV Foundation, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Problem Gambling Center, the Governor’s Advisory Committee for Problem Gambling, the Meadows School, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Nevada Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and the Harvard Club of Nevada.
In 2003, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce awarded Lee the Community Achievement Award for Hospitality. In the same year, he was recognized by the Problem Gambling Center for its founding of the program to assist families of pathological gamblers. In 2012, Mesquite’s Elks Lodge awarded him Citizen of The Year and through his leadership the company was awarded the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business of the Year award.
Lee is a graduate of Harvard College where he studied architecture and art history and played on four undefeated and Intercollegiate Championship Varsity squash teams. He later earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California.
Andre J. Carrier is President and Chief Operating Officer of Eureka Casinos, a company that operates casinos in Las Vegas and Mesquite, Nevada. 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 graduated from Cornell University in 1992, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration.
He began his career at Sahara Resorts/Santa Fe Gaming, the parent company that owned the Sahara Hotel Casino, the Hacienda Hotel and Casino, the Sante Fe Casino and the Pioneer Hotel and Casino, 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.
In September 2005, Carrier became Chief Operating Officer of the Golden Nugget Las Vegas and Golden Nugget Laughlin. He remained with the Golden Nugget until 2007, when he joined long time friend, Greg Lee, to assist in the operation and future development of Eureka Casinos and Resorts.
Carrier is as passionate about serving his community as he is about serving his employees. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club, the Cornell Society of Hotelmen Nevada, Mesquite Resort Association and the Mohave County Airport Authority.
In October 2008, he started the “Christmas Can Cure” Program for the Wounded Warrior Project. This program brought injured veterans and their families to his family home in Jackson, New Hampshire, where he assembled the entire town to bring these service men and their families together for a perfect family Christmas. This program expanded in 2009, bring families to Park City, Utah.
Frank A. Toddre, General Manager of the Eureka Casino Resort, oversees the daily operations of the 214-room resort casino hotel, located in Mesquite, Nevada. Toddre is an industry veteran with over 30 years of leadership in gaming and hospitality.
Toddre began his casino career at Binion’s Horseshoe, and developed his management skills and philosophies under Steve Wynn at the Golden Nugget, The Mirage and later at Bellagio.
Wynn recognized his keen business sense, with his infectious smile and sense of humor, and selected him to lead his Golden Nugget property in Laughlin as its president in 1996, and later sent him to lead an opening team for the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1998.
Toddre enjoys a wide range of interests, from athletics to community service. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce and the Laughlin Tourism Committee. He enjoys the outdoors and spends much of his free time hunting and fishing in Southern Utah.
Toddre played football and baseball while attending college in Utah. During his college years, he met his wife, Rachel, who is from Hawaii. They have a son, who is a recent graduate of UNLV’s Boyd School of Law.