Meet the Board

 



Stan Guidroz
LVGA President


Stan Guidroz is the V.P. of Southern Operations of Jacobs Entertainment, Inc., and has been with the company since 2002. Additionally, Stan manages acquisitions for Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. and directs the company’s public relations efforts in Louisiana. Prior to his work with Jacobs Entertainment, Stan worked in the petroleum marketing, convenience store and restaurant industries.   
 
Stan has served as a board member and President of the Louisiana Amusement Association (LAMOA), as well as a board member of the Louisiana Oil Marketers Association (LAMOCSA).  Additionally, Mr. Guidroz graduated from UL of Lafayette where he also holds an MBA degree. 
 

Arthur Lawson
LVGA Vice President

 


Dale Fremin
LVGA Secretary & Treasurer


Dale Fremin is the president and owner of Delta Coin Machines, Inc. and Delta Music, Inc., both of which are family owned and operated. He owns and operates the companies with his two brothers. Together, the companies own and operate over 1,700 pieces of equipment, as well as Jungle Casino in Thibodaux, La. and High Rollers Casino in Houma, La. 



Trey Tantillo
LVGA Director


 Salvador "Trey" Tantillo is a Type V and Type VI video gaming licensee and operator.  Trey is the co-owner and Vice President of Little Deuces, Inc., based in Hammond, LA.  Trey is also head of operations for B&E Bingo Enterprises and Regional Gaming Co.
In addition to his 16 years of gaming experience, Trey has over a decade of experience in the Automated Teller Machine business and the wholesale/vending industry.

Trey holds a Political Science degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and currently resides in Hammond with his wife and four children.


Keith Saia
LVGA Founding Director


Keith Saia is the President of Algiers Roy & Sons Music Co., Inc. DBA Algiers Music Co. was founded in 1979 and operates various amusement types. The company began operating video gaming devices in 1992. Algiers Music Co. is a family owned and operated business. Between Keith, his father and his brother, the Saia’s have over 150 years of experience in route operations.


Jack Capella
Founding Director


 


Louie Vielee
LVGA Director

Louis Vielee was inspired by his parent’s strong work ethic in rural Mississippi. Louis had an interest in creating businesses as a young child by taking items castoff, such as wooden crates, pieces of steel and drums, and re-purposing them into items for sale. 
 
In 1984, Louis founded L & B Transport with an initial investment of $5,000 for one truck to service local gas stations with bulk fuel in Baton Rouge.  As demand increased, Louis added additional drivers and trucks to expand his business.  L & B Transport’s fleet has grown to approximately 385 trucks and over 1000 tanker trailers.
 
In 1994, Louis began TMI Enterprise and Grand Paradise Casino, which began as a transitioning of his current trucking terminal into a full service truck stop. Grand Paradise Truck Stop was founded with a full service restaurant and a 50-seat Video Poker Casino in Port Allen, Louisiana.  After getting his start with one truck stop, he has now increased to ownership of six truck stops and operation of multiple three-machine locations in Louisiana.  
 
Currently, Louis serves as President of seven different companies in the Video Poker Gaming Industry and other closely related businesses. Louis strategically organized other businesses, included a commercial construction company, Security company, bulk fuel distribution company and real estate property management company to support his Video Poker Truck Stop operations. 

What started out in 1984 as a small company with a value of only $5,000 is now the thirty-second largest company in the Baton Rouge area with revenue of $116,165,215, as listed in the 2011 Baton Rouge Business Report’s Top 100 Private Companies. 
 



Douglas Shipley
LVGA Director

Douglas Shipley is the President and General Manager of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (Fair Grounds) in New Orleans, LA. Shipley is a veteran gaming operator with over 30 years of leadership experience in markets throughout the country including Maryland where he most recently served as the General Manager of Maryland Live! for the Cordish Companies.

He has worked for Caesars Entertainment, Ameristar and Grand Casinos as well as racing companies such as Delaware North. As Director of Gaming Operations at Delaware North, he oversaw Racino operations. He also oversaw Racino operations for Pompano Park while at Isle of Capri.




Kevin Ashy
LVGA Director

 
Troy Estopinal
LVGA Director



Phillip Rawlston, III
LVGA Director



Donovan Fremin
Amusement & Music Operator Representative