George J. Maloof, Jr.
(born George Joseph Maloof, Jr.
on September 2, 1964), also credited as George Maloof Jr. of the Maloof Family
, is the son of Colleen and George J. Maloof, Sr.
He is owner of the Sacramento Kings
, the Sacramento Monarchs
, and minority owner of the Palms Casino Resort
in Las Vegas with his brothers Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof, Phil Maloof and sister Adrienne Maloof-Nassif
Biography and career
Maloof is a quarter Lebanese via his paternal grandfather and was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico
where his father, George Sr., operated a Coors
beer distributorship. He attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas
where he studied casino management. He graduated Class of 1987 and was a member of the Kappa Sigma
fraternity. While at UNLV, Maloof played cornerback for the Runnin' Rebels football team. Death Row Records
co-founder Suge Knight
was his locker mate.
Adhering to his parents' policy of learning the family business “from the ground up,” Maloof successfully established himself as an innovator in the hotel and gaming industries. He is the leading force behind the building and operation of the Palms Casino Resort just off Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada
. He has overseen the operation of hotels throughout the Southwest and California, including the Fiesta Casino......