On October 17, 1975 we opened our doors as Howard Hughes Employees’
Federal Credit Union. Housed in a tiny office within the Silver
Slipper Casino, we established our foundation in the financial
industry. By the summer of 1978, we became Summa Employees’
Federal Credit Union and spent the remainder of the ‘70’s
growing our asset base to over $4 million.
As our membership grew, so did local gaming establishments. The
word of our products and services spread quickly amongst the gaming
industry newcomers – all of whom wanted to offer the financial
benefits of a credit union to their employees. These establishments
were added to our SEG listing (Selected Employee Groups) and our
field of membership expanded to include anyone directly employed
or contracted within the gaming industry and their family members.
In 1989 the credit union's name was changed to WestStar Federal
Credit Union, acquiring Southern Nevada State Savings & Credit
Union in 1990, Las Vegas Sun Federal Credit Union in 1991. An
additional merger with Bally’s Federal Credit Union in 1993
boosted assets to $72 million by year-end.
In 1997 our charter went from Federal to State and our name was
changed to what you know best – WestStar Credit Union, The
Gaming Employees’ Credit Union.
The year 2010 brings many economic challenges, but we are strong,
well capitalized, and will continue to provide safe, honest lending
to our Members.
The top Casino and Gaming Manufacturers in Nevada have selected
WestStar Credit Union because we understand the special and unique
requirements of this industry. While other financial institutions
are raising fees, WestStar strives to reduce the everyday costs
to our members without sacrificing service. And while other Nevada
credit unions have chosen a community charter we have
opted to stay in our specialty, The Gaming Industry, so we may
serve our membership without the added burden of trying to compete
with a bank. Were better than a bank; were YOUR credit
We have been through a lot of changes over the years, but one
thing has remained the same: We are the Gaming Employees’
Credit Union. Our efforts continue to focus on understanding the
unique needs of the gaming industry in service, excellence, and
convenience. We are continually expanding and revising our products
and services to exceed the expectations of the gaming community
and provide you, our valued Member, the most from your membership.