Scott Nelson has been named vice president and general manager of Palace Station.
With 30 years in the gaming industry, Nelson worked for 26 years in Las Vegas and four years in Denver. In his long career, Nelson previously worked with gaming properties, including the Gold Coast, which focused on Asian marketing and locals gaming – a perfect fit for Station Casinos and Palace Station. The property, in close proximity to Las Vegas’ Chinatown, caters to Chinese guests and offers specialty gaming options for the market.
Palace Station offers the first permanent Las Vegas EZ Baccarat branded pits, in support of making our Chinese guests feel welcome. Here, lotus leaves adorn the ceiling and the central pit tables feature the bright orange color and EZ Baccarat brand logos. Palace also offers the most EZ Baccarat games in the city. The casino also features LT Baccarat, video Baccarat, for those who feel they want a more technological experience than a traditional Baccarat table. There’s also Pai Gow tables, dealers who speak a variety of Asian languages and dedicated casino hosts.
Palace Station is also the only Las Vegas casino to offer Show Pai, a hybrid of Pai Gow and Baccarat with a bonus wager of up to 80 to 1. For those guests who get hungry while playing at Palace Station, there’s Food Express, which serves traditional Chinese food and offers tableside dining at the Chinese-themed table games pits from 11 a.m.-3 a.m.
Nelson’s Asian marketing and gaming expertise is truly an asset to the property at 2411 W. Sahara Ave. Throughout his career, Nelson worked his way up through the ranks in gaming, having been employed in positions including casino manager, hotel director, director of marketing and director of casino operations. He’s also worked proactively with the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas and Denver. Nelson has held board seats on the Colorado Gaming Association, The City of Blackhawk and even worked as the vice president of finance for the Boy Scouts of America, Denver Chapter before relocating back to Las Vegas.