Golden Nugget Casino owner Tilman Fertitta will soon star in the second season of his CNBC show, “Billion Dollar Buyer.” And his casinos are capitalizing on the success of the TV show by rolling out Billion Dollar Buyer slot machines.
According to Vegas Inc, this 3-reel, 5-payline slot machine will give players a chance to make a deal with the Billion Dollar Buyer and win up to 10,000 credits.
The machines will be offered at the company’s casinos in Laughlin, NV; Atlantic City; Biloxi, Miss; Lake Charles, La; and the Golden Nugget Las Vegas.
Those playing the slot will be treated to many of the same themes and antics that have made Billion Dollar Buyer a success.
“I’ve really enjoyed being a part of the show and having an impact on these small businesses,” said Fertitta. “Starting a business is always a gamble, and I had to find a way to commemorate this experience at my casinos.”
Billion Dollar Buyer will debut its second season at 10pm, November 22. The new season will feature 12 episodes, each lasting one hour.
Running on the same network as Shark Tank and The Prophet, Billion Dollar Buyer sees Fertitta meet with two small business owners every episode. The goal is to decide whether the billionaire will place an order with both, one, or none of the companies.
Much of what made Billion Dollar Buyer a success in its first season is the colorfulness Fertitta. He frequently gets angry when the companies that he’s dealing with are slow on completing orders.
As for Fertitta’s business life, he built his fortune on Landry’s Restaurant, while adding Bubba Gump Shrimp, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Rainforest Cafe, and many other restaurants to his portfolio.
He’s also the CEO of Golden Nugget and has a net worth of $2.7 billion.