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Red Rock Resorts: President dies in watercraft accident while on vacation

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 23:40:36-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Station Casinos and Red Rock Resorts announced the death of company President Richard Haskins.

Saturday, Red Rock Resorts Inc. confirmed Haskins passed away in an incident involving a watercraft while vacationing in Michigan.

The company released the following statement Saturday evening:

"It is with profound sadness that we announce that Richard J. Haskins, President of Red Rock Resorts, Inc. and Station Casinos LLC, died today in a watercraft accident while vacationing in Michigan. The entire Station Casinos family mourns this loss. On behalf of our Board of Directors, management team and employees, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Haskins family."

"The Board of Directors expects to make further announcements regarding its plan of succession in the coming days."

CEO and Chairman of Red Rock Resorts Frank Fertitta, III also issued the following statement on behalf of the company's board of directors:

"Words cannot express what Rich has meant to the company and to me in the 25 years he has been with Station Casinos. He was a trusted advisor, a brilliant strategist, a steady hand in good times and in bad and most important – a friend to all. It is very hard to imagine Station Casinos being the company it is today without Rich. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his children, his family and his loved ones."

Red Rock Resorts Inc. did not release any further immediate information.