Everett Casino Changes Hands - Wednesday 14th of June 2006

EVERETT, Washington – As reported by the Everett Herald: "The downtown's only minicasino has closed temporarily as the business changes ownership, but off-track betting facilities, a nightclub and restaurant at the landmark building on Everett Avenue remain open.

"The Big Apple Casino shut down after Saturday night, said Allen Hemmat, who owns the 85-year-old building housing the enterprise at 1611 Everett Ave.

"Hemmat again is taking over ownership of the minicasino and Club Broadway from a group of investors led by Dave Bemis. That group suffered from internal conflicts at a time when the state's indoor smoking ban hurt the business, Hemmat said…"

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