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Managing General Partner & CEO Hashem Minaiy Ushers The Bicycle Hotel & Casino Into New Era

How An Engineer From Iran Made His Way To The Top Of The American Gaming World

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 26, 2017

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Today, Hashem Minaiy is the Managing General Partner and CEO of The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, a premier gaming destination in Bell Gardens, California. But his rise to the top was far from easy. In fact, the self-made Minaiy scraped by for years, working his way up from the absolute bottom of the industry and thriving at almost every imaginable job along the way. Minaiy was born and raised in Northern Iran as the oldest of seven children. A natural leader and visionary, he wanted to learn more about other cultures and see the world. After finishing high school, he decided to travel. “My favorite country when I was a child was Italy, because I was in love with the language and the old gladiator movies,” Minaiy recalled. “I lived in Italy for about a year before I realized that the Italian language isn’t really spoken very much worldwide. English ...


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