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A Billionaire's Casino

Houston billionaire aims to make his new $700 million casino a Bayou City playground: Las Vegas in Louisiana

By Clifford Pugh

Houston is likely to never have casino gambling in our lifetime, so billionaire Tilman Fertitta has come up with a plan for the next best thing. His $700 million Las Vegas-style Golden Nug ...

A noble cause

Ebola angels: Nurses benefit with ties to Houston billionaire could not come at a better time

By Shelby Hodge

Although the Holiday Style Fashion Show & Luncheon benefiting the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has been a year in the planning, the time could not have been better for the fu ...

Lifestyles of the Rich and Tillman

Inside Tilman Fertitta's glamorous world: Houston billionaire's perks include Gulfstream jet and superyacht

By Clifford Pugh

When Tilman Fertitta flew a group of Houston journalists to Biloxi for the opening of his newest Golden Nugget, we got to see how the other half lives — for a day. ...

Tilman Takes Over the World

Houston billionaire celebrates hotel opening with showgirls, Oilers & world's largest piece of gold

By Clifford Pugh

BILOXI — As Tilman Fertitta opened the 700-room Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Friday, the Houston billionaire was treated like a cele ...

Billionaire's Big Buy

Another Golden Nugget: Tilman Fertitta acquires casino complex close to home

By Tyler Rudick

Tilman Fertitta's Golden Nugget empire just got a little closer to Texas. The Houston-based dining, hospitality and gaming mogul announced Thursday that his Landry's group has ...

Pix of the Day

Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta parties with Duck Dynasty cast at $100 million casino opening

By Whitney Radley

Duck Dynasty cast members, casino customers, Mississippi dignitaries and Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta himself convened at the Golden Nugget in Biloxi last Friday for the unveiling of a ...

That's a lotta beef

Houston billionaire buys a $19.5 million New York apartment: Five bedrooms in the sky wow

By Shelby Hodge

Add a 4,000 square foot Manhattan apartment to hospitality mogul Tilman Fertitta's stable of residences that includes a lavish condo in Beaver Creek, Colo., a country home outside of Houst ...

Shelby About Town

Houston billionaire and Eva Longoria hook up in Vegas, songman Steve Tyrell wings in & champagne dreams at MFAH

By Shelby Hodge

Even though he might reign in secure position on Forbes' list of America's richest moguls, Tilman Fertitta, estimated net worth $1.6 billion, was surely thrilled to be in the spot ...

Tilman's World

Houston billionaire fined 15 grand for gambling in Atlantic City after he turns himself in

By Whitney Radley

Tilman Fertitta — the billionaire restaurateur, casino operator and sole owner of Houston-based Landry's, Inc. — has been fined $15,000 for gambling.  And the kicker? He tu ...

Roll Of The Dice

Tilman Fertitta is ready for online gambling to be legal in America: Sets himself up to grab the market

By Braden Doyle

Houston's favorite tycoon Tilman Fertitta is taking a gamble by unveiling one of the first online gaming sites in Nevada. The website,, will host free online poker ...

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