Stan Fulton, Owner Of Sunland Park, Dies At 86

Stanley E. Fulton, longtime horse owner and owner of Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, died Jan. 4 in Las Vegas. He was 86.

Fulton was born and raised in Maryland. He attended the University of Maryland, but left college early and joined the U.S. Air Force. Upon being discharged, he moved to Las Vegas, where he owned and operated several businesses, including a Western Auto store.

In the 1970’s, Fulton entered the gaming industry. His company, Fortune Coin, developed the first video slot machines. He later founded Anchor Coin in 1989. The company, which later became Anchor Gaming, operated slot machines in Nevada, casinos in Colorado and developed innovative gaming machines used throughout the country.

After selling Anchor Gaming, Fulton became involved in horse racing, owning several Thoroughbreds in addition to owning and operating Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.

Fulton had great success on the racetrack with such runners as A.P. Warrior (G2 Norfolk, G2 San Felipe and G2 La Jolla); Fire Slam (G2 Riva Ridge) It’s No Joke (G2 Hawthorne Gold Cup); and St Averil (G2 Santa Catalina).

Fulton is survived by six children and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 12, at Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main St., Hancock, Maryland.

Read more in the Las Cruces Sun-News and Las Vegas Review-Journal

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