John A. Godfrey

Counselor at International Association of Gaming Attorneys

John A. Godfrey

John A. Godfrey

Counselor at International Association of Gaming Attorneys

Overview
Career Highlights

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Inactive)
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
Nevada Resort Association

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210

Number of Boards

3

Birthday

1950

Age

69

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President & General Counsel at International Association of Gaming Attorneys

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Founder at International Republican Institute

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President & Director at Ameristar Casino Kansas City LLC

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Former Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer at Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Inactive)

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Vice Chairman & Member-Moral Character at State Bar of Nevada

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Former Chief Administrative Officer & Executive Vice President at Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.

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President & Director at Everi Payments, Inc.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Scientific Games Corp.

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President & Chief Business Officer at Eclipse Gaming

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Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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John A. Godfrey
Counselor at International Association of Gaming Attorneys
Education
J.D. Degree
Class of 1976

The University of San Diego School of Law, commonly referred to as USD Law, is a law school located on the 182-acre campus of the University of San Diego in San Diego, California in the community of Linda Vista. Founded in 1954, the law school has held ABA approval since 1961. It joined the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 1966. USD Law offers Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees in either a three-year full-time or a four-year part-time program. Advanced law degree programs offered include Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees in taxation law, international law, criminal law, health law, intellectual property law, business and corporate law, and in Comparative Law for graduates of international law schools. Concurrent degree programs are offered to achieve a J.D. degree with either a Masters in Business Administration, International Master of Business Administration, or Master of Arts in International Relations.

B.A. Degree
Class of 1973

The University of South Florida (USF) is a public research university with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota, Florida; with the main campus located in Tampa. It is one of 12 members of the State University System of Florida. USF is home to 14 colleges, offering more than 180 undergraduate majors as well as graduate, specialist, and doctoral-level degree programs. USF is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Career History
Executive Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel
2002 - Prior

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns, operates, and develops casinos, related hospitality and entertainment facilities. Its casinos include Belterra Casino Resort & Spa, Boomtown Hotel & Casino, Boomtown Casino, Heartland Poker Tour, L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, L'Auberge Casino Resort, Lumière Place Casino & Hotels, Retama Park Racetrack, River City Casino and River Downs are located in Lake Charles, New Orleans, Bossier City, Louisiana, St. Louis, Missouri, and Southeastern Indiana. The company also owns and operates a racetrack facility in Ohio. Pinnacle Entertainment was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

Secretary, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Prior - 2016

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns, operates, and develops the casinos, related hospitality and entertainment facilities. It also provides games, restaurants, hotel accommodations, entertainment and other amenities with guest service and guest rewards programs. The company was founded on July 23, 2015 and was headquarter in Las Vegas, NV.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2013 - Prior

Ameristar Casinos is an innovative casino gaming company featuring the newest and most popular slot machines. Our 7,200 dedicated team members pride themselves on delivering consistently friendly and appreciative service to our guests. We continuously strive to increase the loyalty of our guests through the quality of our slot machines, table games, hotel, dining and other leisure offerings. Our eight casino hotel properties primarily serve guests from Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska and Nevada. We began construction on our ninth property, a casino resort in Lake Charles, La., in July 2012, which we expect will open in the third quarter of 2014. We have been a public company since 1993, and our stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. We generate more than $1 billion in net revenues annually

Member, Compliance Committee
Prior

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns, operates, and develops casinos, related hospitality and entertainment facilities. Its casinos include Belterra Casino Resort & Spa, Boomtown Hotel & Casino, Boomtown Casino, Heartland Poker Tour, L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, L'Auberge Casino Resort, Lumière Place Casino & Hotels, Retama Park Racetrack, River City Casino and River Downs are located in Lake Charles, New Orleans, Bossier City, Louisiana, St. Louis, Missouri, and Southeastern Indiana. The company also owns and operates a racetrack facility in Ohio. Pinnacle Entertainment was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

Member, Executive Committee
2002 - Current

State Bar of Nevada is a non-profit organization that provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. It offers access to justice and pro bono, employment opportunities, and lawyer referral and information service. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV.

Political Donations
$1,500
2011

Former Senator from Nevada

$2,500
2011

Senior Provost & Chief Executive Officer, Touro University Western Division at Touro College

$1,000
2010

Senior Policy Adviser-Public Policy & Government Affairs Group at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Transactions
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Tropicana Entertainment, Inc., Tropicana St. Louis LLC purchase Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. /Subsidiaries (4) from Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Inactive)

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Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Inactive) purchases Retama Partners Ltd.

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Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (Inactive) raised money in a private placement transaction

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