George J. Maloof, Jr.

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George J. Maloof, Jr.
BornGeorge Joseph Maloof, Jr.
(1964-09-02) 2 September 1964 (age 49)
Alma materUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
OccupationEntrepreneur, businessman
ParentsGeorge J. Maloof, Sr.
RelativesAdrienne Maloof (sister)
 
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George J. Maloof, Jr.
BornGeorge Joseph Maloof, Jr.
(1964-09-02) 2 September 1964 (age 49)
Alma materUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
OccupationEntrepreneur, businessman
ParentsGeorge J. Maloof, Sr.
RelativesAdrienne Maloof (sister)

George Joseph Maloof, Jr. (born September 2, 1964), is an American entrepreneur and businessman. He is the former owner of the Sacramento Kings, the former owner of the now defunct 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. He is part of the Maloof Family.

Life and career[edit]

Maloof is of Lebanese and Irish descent.[1] He 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-Alpha Chapter 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.[2]

Maloof 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 Hotel in North Las Vegas, the Central Palace Casino in Central City, Colorado, and the Palms.

Maloof opened his first casino in Central City, Colorado before returning to Las Vegas to open the Fiesta Casino in 1994. He then built the 430-room Palms resort in 2001 with family money. The boutique hotel, which boasts more than $50 million in annual profits, boasts stripper poles in private rooms, the Real World Suite (home to MTV’s reality series) and an emphasis on hiring beautiful women. "If you have the girls, you are going to get the guys," Maloof once said. The Palms has hosted the MTV Video Music Awards, NBA All-Star weekend and the Ocean's 13 premiere.[2]

Maloof has very strong ties with the Las Vegas community.[3] Maloof remains busy on several fronts. The family helped finance the horror flick Feast. All the Maloofs are members of the Screen Actors Guild and hope to become major players in the film industry with Phil Maloof leading the pack in that effort. The four brothers have also filmed a series of Carl's Jr. commercials, which began airing on Oct. 16, 2006. "It was a real challenge to film these commercials. We had to bite into these cold hamburgers and we did about a hundred takes. I kept spitting out these hamburgers. ... I need a hot hamburger." George Maloof said.[4]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009We Made YouHimselfMusic video by Eminem
2007Sunset TanHimself1 episode: "When the Cats Away"
2007Reunited: Real World Las VegasHimselfMultiple Episodes
2005FeastExecutive Producer
2005The Girls Next DoorHimself - owner/operator of The Palms1 episode: "It's Vegas Baby!"
2003–2004Las Vegas (TV series)Himself2 episodes
2003Project Greenlight 3HimselfTV Series (unknown episodes)
2004The Palms Girl SearchHimselfAlso producer
2003The E! True Hollywood StoryHimself1 episode: "Real World"

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