Eureka Casino Resort in Nevada has purchased Seabrook Greyhound Park, a 75-acre property and 90,000-square-foot facility in Seabrook. The Park has a storied history as a destination for live racing, off- track betting, and charitable casino gaming since 1973.
According to a statement from the company, Eureka is one of only two employee-owned casino companies in the U.S. and is led by Greg Lee, chairman, and Andre Carrier, chief operating officer. Both men have deep ties to NH. Lee was a graduate of St. Paul's School in Concord and Carrier's family still resides in the Mount Washington Valley. Their connection to the Granite State and extensive industry experience inspired them to pursue the opportunity in Seabrook.
"We are excited to bring the opportunity for employee ownership to this legacy business. We look forward to bringing our corporate culture, and our desire to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests and the communities we serve, to New Hampshire," says Lee.
"It feels great to be home," says Carrier. "Greg and I love the land and location of Seabrook Park as well as the business opportunity. We think we are able to bring some new energy to race wagering and our approach to business is really aligned with the charitable casino model in place in New Hampshire. We foresee doing a lot of good here while having a lot of fun."
Eureka will begin improvements to the facility immediately. The facility will remain open throughout the remodel. The casino, poker room, and simulcast/off-track betting areas will maintain customary operating hours. Eureka plans to transform the entire facility into the region's premier gaming, entertainment, and food and beverage destination, with the first full phase of development completed by August 2019.