President, Magnolia Bluffs Casino
President, Premier Gaming Group
Kevin Preston, founder and principal of Premier Gaming Group, is an entrepreneur and visionary in the development and operations of gaming and entertainment facilities. His years of professional experience in the multi-million dollar casino industry provided expertise in identifying and securing gaming and development opportunities. Kevin began his career in the gaming industry while in college at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois. While working toward his degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and Business Management, Kevin did an internship at Harrah’s Casino & Resort in Joliet where he had the opportunity to work with each department and learn the day to day operation and responsibilities of casino operations.
Kevin spent almost 7 years with Harrah’s Entertainment both at the property level and corporate level. During the next several years, Kevin spent time with Majestic Star in Gary Indiana, Grace Entertainment, both in Missouri and Iowa as the General Manager as well as Wild Rose Entertainment where he helped start a new gaming company as the Senior VP of Operations. During his time with Wild Rose, the team was successful in obtaining a new gaming license to build a new facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa as well as the successful acquisition of the Mississippi Belle II in Clinton, Iowa.
In 2007, Kevin was hired on as the Senior VP of Operations to help and assist Tropicana Casino & Resorts, he was responsible for all 14 of the companies gaming properties. After helping the team through the bankruptcy process, Kevin left in February of 2009 to begin Premier Gaming Group.