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Authorities Probe Casino Executives Death

7 July 2004

HENDERSON, Nevada – As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal: "Michael Tata, a Station Casinos executive featured prominently in The Discovery Channel's new 'American Casino' television series, was found dead early Tuesday inside his Henderson home. He was 33.

"A 1996 graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tata began working at Henderson's Green Valley Ranch in June 2001. After a 2 1/2-year tenure as director of hotel operations, Tata was promoted to Green Valley Ranch's vice president of hotel operations in January 2004.

"A Henderson Police Department spokesman said officers responded to a call shortly after 9:30 Tuesday morning and found a dead adult male upon entering a Seven Hills area home. The address matched that of a residence county property records show is owned by Michael Tata.

"…Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul said the death is under investigation, but officers found no initial signs of foul play.

"Tata's death shocked his friends and colleagues at Green Valley Ranch, where he had worked since June 2001…"

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