Eureka Casino Resort was founded in 1997 by the Lee family and sold to the employees in 2015 making it Nevada's first 100% employee owned casino. Eureka was recently named one of Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Medium Workplaces and a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company. The dedication to hard work extends to each and every guest and the Mesquite community. Read more about the Fortune Magazine's honor here.
Gregory T.H. Lee
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.
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
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 Santa 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 longtime friend, Greg Lee, to assist in the operation and future development of Eureka Casinos and Resorts.
FRANK A. TODDRE
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, along 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 graduate of UNLV’s Boyd School of Law.