Speaker Bio

Nick DiMatteo

VP of Operations & Business Development

Pinnacle Entertainment Group LLCP

Nick has over 25 years of experience in F&B, arcade, route, and in-line store entertainment. After several years of multi-unit management in the food and beverage industry, Nick moved into the amusement industry as a manager with Namco Cybertainment. After holding several positions in both in-line stores and route operations, he joined Tricorp Amusements at a pivotal time in the company’s growth. In 2011, Nick left as Northeast Director of Operations with Tricorp to begin a career at Dave & Buster’s; in his last position as Director of Amusement Strategy, Nick supported programs to drive amusement sales and efficiencies for all the company’s locations.

Originally from Philadelphia, Nick and his family relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2021. As the CEO/CGO of Fortyfivegames, he provides design, consulting, and mentorship opportunities to amusement-related organizations stateside and abroad.

In 2023, Nick joined Pinnacle Entertainment Group as the Vice President of Operations and Business Development. In this role, Nick leverages years of experience with large-scale chain management and will assist entertainment concepts in maximizing their potential through strategic programs like parts and service management, game purchasing, culture building, and accountability processes.

Nick completed the Drexel University Corporate Education program, where he studied Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Esports Trade Association and is a proud husband and father to three daughters, two sons, and two dogs.

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Nick DiMatteo

VP of Operations & Business Development

Pinnacle Entertainment Group LLCP

Nick has over 25 years of experience in F&B, arcade, route, and in-line store entertainment. After several years of multi-unit management in the food and beverage industry, Nick moved into the amusement industry as a manager with Namco Cybertainment. After holding several positions in both in-line stores and route operations, he joined Tricorp Amusements at a pivotal time in the company’s growth. In 2011, Nick left as Northeast Director of Operations with Tricorp to begin a career at Dave & Buster’s; in his last position as Director of Amusement Strategy, Nick supported programs to drive amusement sales and efficiencies for all the company’s locations.

Originally from Philadelphia, Nick and his family relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2021. As the CEO/CGO of Fortyfivegames, he provides design, consulting, and mentorship opportunities to amusement-related organizations stateside and abroad.

In 2023, Nick joined Pinnacle Entertainment Group as the Vice President of Operations and Business Development. In this role, Nick leverages years of experience with large-scale chain management and will assist entertainment concepts in maximizing their potential through strategic programs like parts and service management, game purchasing, culture building, and accountability processes.

Nick completed the Drexel University Corporate Education program, where he studied Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Dallas Esports Trade Association and is a proud husband and father to three daughters, two sons, and two dogs.

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