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Gavin Maloof: The King of Las Vegas

Maloof Talks About Owning an NBA Team, Las Vegas Golden Knights, Shooting Craps, Avoiding Hangovers, and Living the Dream

by Rich Korbin |  Published: Aug 30, 2017


The first thing one notices when meeting Gavin Maloof is — it’s like you’ve known him for your entire life. Instantly engaging and inherently fascinating, Maloof didn’t seem much interested in talking about himself this sweltering summer afternoon inside the Bellagio coffee shop in Las Vegas. However, his natural charisma and instinctive talent for telling a great story kept on rebounding our conversation back to the latest chapter in living what is every man’s dream. Given his passions, and they are considerable, he doesn’t just merit a permanent placement on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Rather, he deserves a roped-off, V.I.P., Hall of Fame shrine. Never one to flaunt the implicit rank of being wildly successful in business and entertainment, he insisted immediately that I call him “Gavin.” I’d been at his table no more than 90 seconds, and I’d already made a friend. Indeed, ask around town — ...

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