Landry’s Fertitta says he sold Texan stake to let it ride on casinos

HOUSTON Tilman Fertitta, Landry’s Restaurant Inc.’s chief executive and would-be buyer, told a Houston television station Friday that he has sold his interest in the Houston Texans NFL franchise. Terms were not disclosed.

Landry’s purchase three years ago of the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas violated NFL rules that prohibit any team franchise owner from owning a business involved in gambling.

Landry's, which owns 180 restaurants, marinas and entertainment

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