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Mike Gainey Joins Atlantis Casino Resort Spa as Poker Host

Feb 13, 2013

RENO, NV—Atlantis Casino Resort Spa names Mike Gainey as the Poker Host for Atlantis Poker Room. Gainey joins Atlantis with over 30 years of expertise in the poker industry.


Gainey began his career in 1978 as a shift supervisor for Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino. In 1988, Gainey took the position of Shift Manager for Peppermill Resort Spa Casino. In 1998, Gainey moved to the Reno Hilton as Poker Manager. With his determination, Reno Hilton brought the first World Poker Tour to Reno in 2001. In 2002, Gainey took the position of Director of Poker Operations for Seneca Gaming Corporation in western New York. In this role, Gainey led the opening of three large poker rooms. In 2006, Gainey moved back to Reno and took the position of Poker Room Manager for Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.


For Atlantis, Gainey will lead player and game development, consulting on all aspects of the poker department’s operations.


Non-smoking and open 24 hours, the poker room at Atlantis offers the region's best games, promotions and tournaments in a luxurious AAA Four Diamond resort. Players are sure to enjoy action-packed gaming, tableside dining and a self-service beverage bar. And for players who can’t miss a minute of the action, flat screen TVs are visible from every seat, and only steps away from Atlantis’ world-class Race & Sports Book.