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Stanley Fulton

February 15, 1931 — January 4, 2018

Stanley Fulton

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Stanley E. Fulton, age 86, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died on January 4, 2018.

Born February 15, 1931, Stan was raised in Hancock, Md., where his family was in the orchard business.

Stan attended Randolph Macon Academy and The Mercersburg Academy; then the University of Maryland. He left college to serve in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950’s.

At the conclusion of his Air Force service, Stan embarked on an entrepreneurial career that included owning a Western Auto store; building cable TV systems; producing precision electronic components; and building an apartment complex in Las Vegas; after which he entered the gaming industry in the 1970’s. His company, Fortune Coin, developed the first video slot machines. Subsequently, he helped to build one of the largest gaming routes in Nevada with Gaming and Technology, and then founded Anchor Coin in 1989. Anchor Coin, which became Anchor Gaming, operated a slot machine route in Nevada, casinos in Colorado, and developed innovative gaming machines, including Wheel of Gold, the predecessor to Wheel of Fortune. After selling his interest in Anchor Gaming, he owned thoroughbred race horses, and a race track and casino in Sunland Park, New Mexico. He always worked hard, saying that he found that the harder he worked, the luckier he got.

He is survived by children, Deborah, Elizabeth (Thomas), Stanley (Mahalie), Michael, Lucinda, and Virginia; and twelve grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, January 12, 2018, at the Hancock Presbyterian Church, 17 E. Main St., Hancock, Md., with Pastor Terry Martin-Minnich officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Grove Funeral Home in Hancock.

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